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Short run-week recap.

Three times a week‘ she said, ‘being consistent‘ she said. It’s still a work in progress.
Take a quick look at the photo below – this is what my week has looked like. Not a great run-week for me.. I’ve been so stressed out all week, I need to stop making too many plans at the same time. You see this mirrored in my runs. Being stressed and tired doesn’t  The run I’m the most happy with this week is the short 3.02 km run I did with my mom on Friday. Which is a little weird to me, because normally I’m not happy with a run unless it’s at least ‘so and so’ long. The reason I’m so happy with our short run is because Friday was a day where I really didn’t want to go out and run. I felt so *in lack of a better word* blah. Just blah and gross. I checked the app I’m using to track my runs and decided to take a look at the challenge of the month. My mom and I have been doing this fun little motivation thing for 2 months now; we have a challenge on who can run the most km in a month (the app let you make your own fitness challenges and challenge whoever you want). Anyway, I checked out our challenge page and realized I was only 2 km away from reaching 100 km this month and I automatically needed to reach at least those 100 km. Even though I now knew I was going to run I still struggled to get out the door. We’ve all been there, right? Haha! That’s when I asked my mom if she would help me get through this super short run. She came with me and that’s how I was able to do that run.
This weeks runs
It’s nice to feel happy with a run for other reasons than just the distance or time. But trust and believe, once I’m back from my vacation I’ll be chasing times again and train harder than ever before.

Today it’s only one week left until my dad and I are going to New York again. I am so excited! It’s my favorite place on earth, it’s a place that calms me and makes me happy. New York inspires me. I love it so much! To me traveling makes it easier to organize my thoughts and forget about stupid and stressful things that doesn’t really matter. It’s almost like a cleanse. Now I’m rambling, haha! I hope everyone has had a great week! Good night.

What are you doing this summer?
Do you make “post vacation workout plans” before going too?

Marie Alessandra


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It’s taper time

Tapering is hard work! Yesterday when I went out for a 7 km run I didn’t really know where I could run to shave off 3-4 km from my regular route. I figured it could work if I ran the first 5 where I normally run, but skip the part around the boats at the dock. Then instead of running around the horse track (that’s where I normally hit the 7 km mark), I’d just turn around and run by the road and take a shortcut through some tiny roads. It kind of worked. When the lady from Endomondo screamed 7 km I still had a kilometer left before I was home, but hey, I walked most of that part. It’s uphill anyway. I was lucky to get a dry run for the first time in.. I don’t know, it feels like it’s always raining. But yesterday the rain was nice enough to wait until I was done with my run. Thank you, weather Gods.
Right now I really just want it to start snowing. What’s the point of cold days if it doesn’t start snowing? It’s been raining pretty much every day for the last couple of weeks (at least that’s what it feels like) – even when it’s not supposed to rain, it does. And even though it’s not a lot of rain, it’s still rain. I know I’ve said “rain is better than snow”, but I realize now that was a big mistake haha. I really hope to see Norway covered in snow when I get back from Italy, I really do! Snow on my birthday is what I wish for every year.

Do you have a hard time running short runs?

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