Tag Archives: Challenges

Selkä, joka ei pyöristy

Luistelussa olennaisinta on ryhti. Muodostelmaluistelussa olennaista on ryhti, joka pysyy raudanlujana. Hyvällä ryhdillä ja keskivartalon ja selän tiukkuudella varmistutaan siitä, että kuviot pysyvät ja vieruskaverilla on kallio johon nojata. Mutta koitapa tehdä peruskalliotakin jäykemmällä selällä kuperkeikkoja. Kun niissä pitää nimenomaan pyöristää se selkä. Joka sotii kaikkia mun oppimia tapojani vastaan.

Lisäksi, tiiättekö sen liikkeen missä maataan selällään lattialla ja heilautetaan kepoisasti jalat pään yli lattiaan? Noh, mä en saa jalkoja lattiaan. Selkä ei anna periksi ja ne kuuluisat mahamakkaratkin ahdistaa. Mutta ennen kaikkea se selkä. Uskon että sitkeällä venyttelyllä ja treenaamisella sekin liike on jossain kohtaa hanskassa.

Pitäisiköhän se taas siis palata kiltisti sen joogan pariin? Usch. Päälläseisontaa tulis nimittäin harjoiteltua siinäkin. Se alkaa tuntua jo mahdolliselta nimittäin. Että voisi seistä päällään jossain kohtaa siis ilman että kaveri pitää kiinni.

There! Done it!

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I ran the 15k. It was cold, rainy, and it also meant that I had to skip an evening with friends, but I did it. Here’s some data:

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I have to admit, it wasn’t easy. First 5km my legs were kind of tired, and I honestly considered turning around and doing this some other time. The next 5km went pretty well, and 10 – 12 km felt really good. I kept steady 8.0km/h pace for the first 12km, but then the last 3km were slower.

Even though my calves are killing me now, I’m tired and hungry and I’m sure my legs are really stiff tomorrow, I’m happy that I did it. Now I’m more confident that I can finish the half marathon in September 2013. Maybe even under 2:30.

Happy ❤

  • Distance: 15.00km, Av.pace: 7:47min/km, Av. speed: 7.7km/h

And total amout of kilometers run this year: 109 km

The WCP International Race Weekend

Awesome Chris Barnes from Wisdom, Courage and Power invented this The WCP International Race Weekend. The point is to run at your own pace, and run as much as you want. It can be 1k, 4k, 10k or 22k. What ever you want. The race days are 26.-28.4.2013 and 3.-5.5.2013. All you have to do is decide the distance you want to do and go for it.

I promised to run 15k, and today is the day. I’m getting nervous 😀 I haven’t run 15k before, the longest run I’ve done is 12k. I’m hoping I’m gonna do this under 2 hours, and that my legs don’t kill me… We did some jumps and springs on Wednesday with my skaters, and my calves are a bit sore still 🙂

If you want to participate, all you have to do is attend to this Facebook -event. Or just comment your results to Chris and WCP’s Race page.

Stay tuned for the results!

Awards are pouring in: Sunshine award

I got this Sunshine award from Mimi, the determined blonde from other side of the Atlantic.

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I’m not sure if I’m supposed to put the actual award image here, but I didn’t. I found this summer sunshine pic from my own files yesterday, and just wanted to use it 😀

Rules:
If nominated for this award, you must include a link in your blog to the person/blog that nominated you. You must also answer some questions about yourself, nominate 10 fellow bloggers, link their blogs in your post, and inform them that they have been nominated.

I’ll skip the nominating, since I already nominated fellow bloggers (and I don’t know more…). So if you want to take part, go ahead and link your post to my comment box (there’s room, don’t worry).

Who is your favorite philosopher? This is tough one, since I really can’t say I have made friends with any. Or that I’m even remotely interested. Let’s go with Socrates. I know that name from somewhere.

What is your favorite number? 6. The nicest amount of reps. 10 is coming in 2nd place.

What is your favorite animal? Tigers. They are awesome.

What are your Facebook and Twitter? I’m on Facebook with three accounts… My personal one, and I have an account for both of my blogs: Confessions of a Gym Bunny and Etkaisäänymuavarte.

What is your favorite time of day? Sitting in my sofa browsing internet -time.

What was your favorite holiday? There’s two. The first is interail which took me and my friends to Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Poland, Czech, Lithuania and Latvia (pics here). And then there’s my trip to Rwanda (pics here).

What is your favorite physical activity? Skating and going to the gym.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Pepsi Max or Diet Coke.

What is your favorite flower? I don’t know the name, but this:

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What is your passion? I’m gonna say working out. Fitness would be an overstatement, but I want to be in shape. Even sea lions have a shape you know 🙂

There! Thanks again Mimi! 🙂