Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Countdown to the forest days

Nothing beats a run on these trails...

Yesterday after work I felt hungry and tired, but still decided to go to the gym and give the treadmill a go. It proved to be a good idea, as I not only managed to run, but also managed to do 10 km within 58 minutes. Seeing that I did the first 30 min on a steady, 10km/hour pace, I'm quite proud of the fact that I managed to finish on such time. I'm currently in a "I love running" -phase, although 1 hour on the treadmill is a bit too long for my liking. I seriously cannot wait for going home this summer and taking on the forest laps of Finland and Sweden!

Ah, I'm gonna run pretty much every single morning while I'm over there, not wasting a single day, may it rain or snow (you never know, it's Scandinavia?!). I leave for a holiday on July 14, let the countdown begin!

Speaking of running, yesterday I saw a tiiiiny girl all wrapped in plastic foil running on the treadmill next to mine. She only managed for about 5 min, then she had to sit down and almost couldn't get up. Are they wrapping that plastic too tight? I almost felt like telling her that she'd get more out of running without some tight plastic around her arms. Who knows, maybe she'd even enjoy it?

The plastic-fantastic theme at the gym continues to astonish me.

...then you finish off by a dip in the lake! Ah, heaven!


Jane said...

they want to lose weight,that is why they wrap the plactic.
I went to gym once in two days(only go there for dance),and i feel so do you manage to go there so often?^^

good day!

Chocolatesa said...

How on earth do they think wrapping themselves in plastic will make them lose weight!?!?!? Argh! It frustrates me.

Jonna Wibelius said...

Jane -I don't go often enough. I aim for 3 times/week, if I'm good I go 4 times (doesn't happen often) and if not, I only manage to go twice. I have to shape up. Even though I currently enjoy running I don't feel so fit.. :/

Chocolatesa -me too! I'm keen of telling them to stop fussing so much and just exercise for the sake of exercising. The weigh-loss hysteria in Shanghai is really hysterical.

Redbabe said...

Wow... nice trail. Really. Nicer carrot (lake) at the end of the trail!