Back home in the a little more bearable climate

I’ve been home now since last saturday. I’ve run two times and it feels so much better considering fatigue and exhaustion. The climate in Sweden is a lot easier to run in during these months.

My injury though is no better. No worse either. I’ve booked a time for the same orthopedic next monday. Then we’ll see how we proceed next. I do feel stable enough to increase a little. So today I will run a 20 min run just to get the feel for it. And it seems most of my niggles comes (when they come at all) in the middle of the day – and all by chance. Sometimes it’s when I just stand still and don’t move at all.

Anyway, it’s good to be back with the family. Every day I’m not with them it feels like something is missing.

Tue 26 July – Easy run in fuzhou

1:00 – 11.65 km – 5:14 min/km – 155 in avg hr

Thu 28 July – Easy run in fuzhou

1:00 – 12.05 km – 4:59 min/km – 161 in avg hr

Fri 29 July – Easy run on threadmill at hotel in Shanghai – late evening

1:00 – 12.26 km – 4:54 min/km – 147 in avg hr

Sun 31 July – Easy run in Alingsås

1:00 – 12.11 km – 4:57 min/km – 160 in avg hr

Sun 2 August – Easy run in Alingsås

1:00:24 – 12.21 km – 4:57 min/km – 146 in avg hr

Brighter times by the country-side

Today I feel that the cold is starting to wear off. That’s very nice – I feel positive about the weekend.

Tomorrow is the Gothenburg half-marathon (Göteborgs-varvet), which I won’t participate in. I feel a little sad about that, since it’s the biggest event around the area where I live and grew up. Whole Gothenburg is aiming it’s attention to it – A lot of fun, in other words!. Instead the family will go to the country-side cottage for relaxasion, which by the way also is one of my favorite things. I will spend some quality time with the family – Very important since I will be away from them for almost two months soon when I go to China.  Maybe I will take a couple of golf-rounds – the season has started with full power and I’m ready to perfect my swing with the new 9 degrees King Cobra driver. Need to work a little on the short game too, which tends to become a little rusty during the snowy months of the North 😉

There will be some barbecueing going on as well, with a couple of glasses of own-brewed aged wine (I let it age in the root cellar by the cottage, which should be ideal temperature the year around for wine-aging) and some board-gaming (Quizes mostly) in the late evening.

To talk a little more about my running I have tendencies left of the achilles tendon injury, which I feel at some steps when I walk – but rarely. I think I still will try to make at least 1 hour run tomorrow in the fresh country air to get in the game again. But only if I feel ready.

Have a really nice weekend all over the world, and please – feel free to share your own spring/summer plans for the weekend in the comments-field 🙂