Marathon Diaries: Day 4 — Running in Rain (not)

Day four of my Marathon training. The last three days have been so so. Haven’t managed to run as much as planned; one day I overslept, and another it was raining. And running in rain — not doing it. Don’t wanna get sick. El Vikingo says I’m ridiculous, but oddly, he always manages to oversleep when it’s raining. “I didn’t hear the alarm,” he says. Bullshit, I say. I probably would run in the… Read more »

Marathon Diaries: Day One

76 days left before I will stand on the starting line of the Mexico City Marathon, and 76 days to turn myself into a long distance runner. Challenge accepted. The only problem is I can only work out in the mornings. I COULD run in the afternoons, but I don’t want to. Because a) the pollution in the afternoon is horrendous, and b) there’s too much people and traffic. Plus, I’m… Read more »

Running out of breath in Nevado de Toluca

I’ve set three running challenges for the coming months. First a 10k in Paris (oh là là!) where I’ll try to improve my time last year. According to El Vikingo I have the advantage of training in high altitude, so I should have a good chance. Then I have a 21k and a marathon. In preparation I’m trying to change my diet. Well not much, but I’ve started drinking… Read more »

Carte Postale

(Rough translation) A year ago I bought a bunch of french postcards at Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen and then completely forgot about them. I wanted to post them on the blog with translations but they are a pain to read. I’ll see if I can find someone to help me, but for now I though I’d share this one with you. It’s fun to imagine who this Georgette was… Read more »

Blueberry-Lemon Loaf

I´m coming out of the closet. A year ago, on my birthday, I decided I needed a major change in my life. Not the “let’s have kids” or “let’s buy a house and live here forever” change. I´m not ready for those changes and I’ll probably never be. I´m very happy with my cats, thank you very much, and I have a nomad´s heart. My change was a different one. I decided… Read more »

Cat Attack

Today I was working on a project, super focused talking to the camera when — BAM! — I had a Tobbe on my shoulders. It was so funny I had to share it with you. I suspect my cats really think I’m a walking tree. Just look at this photo of Lasse sleeping on my shoulders without a care in the world. Ah, but they can get away with anything. I love… Read more »