Not a running article

Good evening ! Out of sheer boredom and because I have mentioned that I lived at some point in Africa, and because I have some time on my own now and went through some photos, I have made a small … slide show. I am also using this post as a part of my calibration. Meaning I am trying to see when should I post to get most attention. Therefor … The photos were taken during a safari in Botswana. We went there in October 2012 and we had a fantastic week of Wildlife Tracking through the savanna! I am still a marathon runner but from time will go back to the past and get this type of things. The Read more

Post marathon and plans !

So here I am writing again. I have even shared my blog on Facebook and again I have to admit that I was a bit scared of that. Writing this blog I start to see that I am kind of chicken … I was afraid to run, afraid to post on Facebook ! Anyway, the reaction was nice and encouraging so I will keep on writing. Good. That being said I will carry on as a real marathon runner like myself would do (insert full of myself emoticon). Post marathon. This period started as soon as I stopped running. I went to pick up my mug received at the end, had some water and some more water and then started searching for Read more

21 of June 2014 ! Nordmarka Skogsmaraton !

So here we are. The marathon day. The long-awaited day had arrived. The long-awaited and feared day. I will not deny that I was nervous. I will also not deny that I was scared. Why ? Because as much as I wanted to keep cool and to say to myself that it is ok if I do not finish … at least I tried … next time will be better … bla bla … I knew that would not be good if I can´t finish. The secret wish went even further , so to finish in 6 hours or above that was also not really appealing to me. Recap : Started training on 4th of January. For 3 months had Read more

The Training or Pre Marathon Period !

Lets go back in to the moment 25 of December 2013 when the great and soon proved to be painful decision was taken. It went like this : I have a Norwegian friend. In order for us to be friends I have to pour huge quantities of alcohol in him as everybody knows how difficult  Norwegians are, right ? After millions of liters of beer and other Dionysiac liquors I showed him the Nordmarka Skogsmaraton website.  I have expressed my feelings about the marathon thinking that maybe in 1 or 2 years I will be able to run it. Considering that in November was first time I have ever managed to run 10 k connected without dying I thought I Read more

Run a marathon they said …

It will be fun they said … if you are masochist, yes, but apparently that was kept a secret. I think there was some guy that wrote a book on how we are Born to run …or something similar, is not it? Well, if we are born to run, than with me the pattern broke as I feel much more born to sit on the sofa and drink beer ! I am just joking … or maybe not ! Yes, I have just finished my first marathon. Yes, this is quite an important achievement for me. Yes, I am very happy and proud of myself. Yes, every muscle and bone in my body hurts. Yes, I will do it again. Read more