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My mom’s first triathlon!

On Saturday I went to a place in Oslo called Sognsvann with my mom, my aunt and my mom’s friend. And we didn’t go there for no reason, oh no. We went there for my mom’s first ever triathlon! She has been training for it for a while now and the day was finally here. It was a Sprint distance triathlon, which means: 750 m swimming, 23 km cycling, 5 km running. We came early so she didn’t have to get too stressed out before the race, and so that we could watch some of the Olympic distance participants and cheer them up at the running part. It was pretty cool to have seen a triathlon, feel the energy, be surrounded by all these strong and sporty people. But the best thing to me was obviously to finally get to see my mom participate in a triathlon! I filmed a little here and there so I could make a little video of it, please take a look:


(ignore the time & date stamp in the right corner of the video, I forgot to set the right time & date in the camera)

Her official time was 1:37:59. I am extremely proud of her! October 2nd she’ll be doing her first Olympic distance triathlon in France and I am so excited to see how well she does in that one aswell.

Do you have a sporty mom, or ARE you maybe a sporty mom?
Have you ever participated in a triathlon?

Marie Alessandra

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The first week of August

..has been exactly what I needed!
August
I still haven’t made a workout plan for the month that I want to follow, I’ve only made a little plan in my head. It’s hard to make a day-to-day workout plan to follow when you live somewhere with weather this unpredictable. I mean, this week the weather report has been so off it has gotten to the point where it’s pissing people off. I’m not saying we’ve only had bad weather, not at all! Most days has started out really nice and sunny then in the afternoon it gets grey and rainy.
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Good thing a little unstable weather can’t stop me from having a great run-week! My main thing this week was to get back into a good running routine and hopefully feel like my shape is starting to get back to where it’s supposed to be. All the runs were pretty similar. The old railroad path to the end and back. Every now and then I changed it up a little, added some hill training, but I always did the same old railroad path. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday/today. I wasn’t supposed to take a rest day on Saturday, but the weather was insane in the morning and I had plans the rest of that day.. Five out of seven days isn’t bad though! My shape is starting to get back to what I want aswell. The difference from Monday to today at the same distance is approximately 10 minutes! Which is awesome! I don’t think I could have dreamt of better progress this first week. Hopefully I’ll keep up this when I drag my KMs to double digits again.
August runs
I won’t be making a day-to-day plan to follow this week either, but I will be making a little week plan with daily do’s and week goals that I’ll be posting tomorrow.

Have you had a good weekend?
Do you have any fitness goals for August?

Marie Alessandra

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Hello June!

It’s June, finally! Today is very special. Why? There’s so many reasons. It’s my half-birthday (I’m officially 22 and a half, haha!), it’s the first day of summer, it’s the final episode of Drag Race season 7 (still not sure who I want to win), we got to see Caitlyn Jenner for the first time.. Okay, so maybe it’s nothing that special about this day, but I love finding something unique about each day just to make life a little more fun. I love starting a new month, I’m one of those freaks who looks at it as a “new chapter”, and this one has started out great.

Short recap of last week: On Tuesday I went for a run with my mom. First run after the knee strain. My doctor had told me it would be fine again by Monday, so in my head that was 100% how it would be. It wasn’t. I didn’t feel any pain in the beginning when we were running flat, but when things got hilly the pains were back. After the very long hill we only had 3,5 km left before we were home so it wasn’t too bad, plus it was slight downhill and flat the rest of the way home. My knee wouldn’t let me run the whole way so we had to take a few walk breaks, but that’s okay, better safe than sorry. After that I just took a break in hopes that my knee would “heal”. Yesterday I went for a short run by myself to see how my knee was feeling. It was okay, I still felt some pain every now and then but it wasn’t so bad that I had to stop running or anything. I was actually very surprised by how well the run went. Not because of the knee, but every time I take days off from running I imagine I’ll lose all my fitness and whatever, haha. News flash: A couple days of rest doesn’t hurt.

Some of my goals for this month is to run a lot more. And I mean A LOT! I think I’ve mentioned this earlier but I haven’t been feeling too great about myself lately and the only thing I know helps me when it comes to these thoughts are running and being healthy. So I am also going to do my best at being really healthy and make smarter choises when it comes to food. I am already kind of back to my good old healthy ways, but it’s never a bad idea to put extra focus on it anyway. I also need to start with my daily crunches again, I know a lot of people say it won’t make any difference and that crunches are a waste, but for me they work wonders! Maybe some day I’ll show you a “progress photo” from when I first started my “healthy life” and you’ll see what I mean, haha. June is going to be great!
Healthy food
Do you have any goals for this month?
What are your favorite things about the summer?

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