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This is why I love Bondi

From the first minute or actually before I ever arrived I’ve had some weird connection to Bondi Beach and last year when I went their the first time I felt so at home and fell in love with the place. As I got to know the area I’ve expanded it to the area from Bronte and the whole costal walk to Bondi.

Today the weather was amazing so I got up early to take a SUP lesson with Dean and I made a photo rapportage to show why I love this place.

Already before the sun is up there is local people on the beach training, surfing and getting a morning bath. Some mornings there are photo shoots, preparations to parties, couples lying together and waking up etc. About 9-10 in the weekends or holidays the families and tourist arrives, and I just love watching the families because I see so much joy. Beside that every time I’m on the beach I see new things and I get a calmness and joy especially if I can get on the water.

The water is my meditation – I’m in the now and I get a time-out from life and I love it – Some days my dyspraxia in the legs are controllable and I stay on the board. Other days like today I had to have help to get to shore and I fell into the water 4 times – but in the end it’s not how many times I fall – it’s how many time I get up again that counts ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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I did it – goal reached and bar raised

Holmekollen, Oslo at Color Me Rad
I actually did it in spite of obstacles ๐Ÿ™‚ I ran my first official 5K – Color Me Rad (Oslo) last weekend and I loved it.

My time was 29 minutes and I’m proud because I started in the back a field of almost 2000 people, so I had to worm my way though the walking crowd. Then halfway we got a cup of water to drink and it was really cold so my stomach felt like it should explode but I ran. The only times I didn’t run were on the very steep hills so I’m very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

I started running in the spring and if I can do it with challenges like dyspraxia you can do it ๐Ÿ™‚ You just need to find the things that motivates you. For me it was the thought of being on the SUP board again on Bondi Beach with my surf trainer and learning to ride the waves without taking a bath ๐Ÿ˜‰ Who know I might even get strong enough to surf a real wave.

Another thing is to find the right race to be the first one and in my opinion Color Me Rad is a really good race to start in because I didn’t just watch a lot of bags in front of me. Beside that it’s really funny to participate.

One goal reached and one thing more on my bucket list done ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’ve raised the bars and going to run for a serious 5K and later a 10K ๐Ÿ™‚

When hating running turned into a love story

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 21.28.02I’ve tried so many time to start running and I hated it. It was boring, I felt that my legs wouldn’t cooperate etc. BUT – 1,5 week ago I started running.

Why? –

I need to get my legs working and I need them to be my friends. To succeed that I’veย  to make them strongerย  and running is a good way. You might think they now. It started when I was on vacation and I was out on Bondi Beach on a S.U.P board – I want to learn to surf and be good at it and to do that I need strong legs. Beside that I want to start sand running when I move to Australia because I love the ocean and the feeling of the wet sand.

That means that this time I’m doing it because I want to and not because I’m pressured to do it or have to do it.

My strategy this time

First I signed up at a 5 km run in August – Color Me Rad, to award myself with a crazy run.

Second I bought light weight running shoes made for front feet running. No big heal, no support, no cement shoes helping gravity keeping my feet on the ground and lastly on sale. That is a good start I can tell you. (I read a lot of articles before chosing shoes and talked to my PT so I knew what I wanted).

Third I found a program to start on for beginners from a store here in Norway specialised in running shoes. I wanted to have a good start. Some days I’ve to walk up hill and run down and living on a mountain I’ve no problems finding roads with a good slant ;-D

Last I dragged myself out of the house and began running. The first times was on a scale on 1-10 about -50 in motivation because of my bad experiences in my past. I often did my running first and then ended it at the shopping center to have a goal to motivate myself. So I did my shopping and walked home again.

To avoid tight muscles I use trigger point because else my PT will torture me once a week with his kind of trigger pont and I promise you one thing you don’t wanna experience that ๐Ÿ˜€

What happened?

Weird enough I did good in the running process and something just clicked in my heart. Saturday when I woke up I actually wanted to go running but didn’t because it was my rest-day.

Today I couldn’t wait going home and run. I got impatient in the sub-way. For the first time the ride was way to long. I happily dived into my running clothes and put on my magic shoes and off I went. While running I realised that I love running. STOP – hey what is going on here – did I just say I love running – what the fu.. – What has happened here.

Yes I’ve started a new love story in my life. I actually love running and it makes me happy running and listening to music just me and my magic shoes.

“Stepped over the line” – Day one in a new life

I need to get in sFeatured imagehape and regain full control over my body so I’m not a prisoner in my own body. Therefore I’ve made an exercise regime to get me there.

Today I started on a 12 weeks running-program for beginners because the 22nd of August I’m participating in ColorMeRad five km run. Some have asked me why I chose ColorMeRad – Easy answer – it’s so crazy and I get a multicoloured body afterwards. For me that is a very good reward ;-D

Today I had to speed walk and I did my shopping on the way so I got a light weight down hill walk and a heavy climb up again to the house. It was a 3,4 km walk on a cold but lovely day. Apparently I chose a good time to walk because it’s raining now.

Normally I find running boring but my little friend was out today and she asked me if I could pronounce her cat’s name “tiger”. When I could do that I got thumps up and could carry on with my speed walking. ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Beside that I’m going to make it one of my ways of meditating. Already today I could feel how much happier I felt after the walk. The program is build in a way so I’ve to use 3 days a week to reach my goal.

Beside that I’ve my weekly PT-lesson where I’m having major progress now because my PT is good at pressuring me to the point where my body gets out of control and that is very important according to the dyspraxia. It helps me getting better body control fast.

To get better coordination I dance swing ones a week.

If one of these things isn’t possible I go swimming.

Once a month I have a session at the rehab center in the hot water pool with watsu (water therapy) to get my body stretched and relaxed. At home I use a waff and triggerpoint roller to stretch and gain more mobility especially my hip.

I know this is a huge program so diet and mentality needs a push but I’ve asked for help and now I hope to get a positive answer. Beside that on facebook I’ve asked for others who are interested in an online sparring-partner for mutual support in reaching our respective goals so if you are interested let me know or if you are interested in coaching me let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

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