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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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Working on it

Last week was not a good week for me, not at all. I have been feeling so crappy about myself lately and it just kept getting worse and worse. It’s been a very long time since last time it was this bad. But because I’m working really hard on getting back to a good place with myself things are already starting to feel and look brighter. I don’t have time to be in a weird mood, I’m going to San Francisco in 11 days! Haha.
lovely running path
I’m glad I’ve been able to turn things around a little for the better. If you’ve read my blog before you probably already know that all I need to feel better is to eat better and work out more. And that is exactly what I’ve been doing! On Monday I woke up and told myself I had to do something to change the direction things have been going lately. I’ve decited I am going to work out in some way every day until I go to San Francisco. I am also going to only eat healthy things – no frappuccinos, no chocolate milk, no random unhealthy snacking. I can save the unhealthy stuff for my vacation. I am a sucker for Hershey bars and I can’t wait to eat one again, haha! All I need right now is just to feel okay in my own skin and stop being so tired all the time.
simple runner
After work on Monday I went for a run with my mom. The first 3 kms on the old rail road, then we went left and up into the woods. We ran around the lake, then ran back down to the old rail road path. Logged 10.35 km.
On Tuesday I went for a walk to Skapertjern with my mom. She is training for a triathlon so she brought her wetsuit so that she could swim in the lake when we got up there. While she was swimming around I was trying to avoid being eaten up by ants and just relaxed next to a family of ducks. It was a very nice 8.37 km walk. At the end of our walk we sneeked down to the strawberry fields and enjoyed some fresh strawberries (ssh!).
Today I had planned to wake up early and go for a run before it got too warm. That didn’t work, my boyfriend’s shower was clogged so I had to take a quick trip down to the grocery store to pick up some un-clogging stuff so I could take a shower after the run, haha. When I was finally ready to go for my run it had gotten really warm, but I didn’t mind. I’m just glad the summer weather has finally arrived – we’ve had the most bipolar weather lately. I was very surprised by how few people were outside on this wonderful day. The sun was shining bright, there were not a single cloud in the sky, 30 degrees celsius. Perfect summer weather! I loved this run. I ran good, I felt good, everything was pretty great. 12.15 kms later and I was back. I love how running make me feel so much happier.

How’s your summer been so far?
Had any good workouts this week?

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