Life lately after the marathon

It’s been around 16 days since we ran the marathon and after the incredible stress and anxiety that came with handing in my MA project, plus worrying about how I was going to cope running 26.2 miles, it felt good to have 6 days to unwind back home in Sweden, even if 3 of them were spent wobbling around with aching legs!

We were so lucky with the weather and spent most of our days outside, either wobbling around or catching up with friends and eating nice food.

It was my grandma’s birthday as well, so the day before we had to head back to London she came over for late lunch, cake and presents.

By the seaside in Malmö

By the seaside in Malmö

Views from the beach in Malmö

Views from the beach in Malmö

Selfie in mum's hallway

Selfie in mum’s hallway

Yummy hamburger at Surf Shack

Yummy hamburger at Surf Shack

Hot dog at Surf Shack

Hot dog at Surf Shack

Tasting kebab pizza with bearnaise sauce for the first time

Tasting kebab pizza with bearnaise sauce for the first time

Typical Swedish Friday night dinner at Anna's

Typical Swedish Friday night dinner at Anna’s

Swedish Pick'n'Mix

Swedish Pick’n’Mix

Granny & me on her birthday

Granny & me on her birthday

Grandma's Birthday Cake

Grandma’s Birthday Cake

Coming back to London was a bit of a buzz kill to be honest as it was so grey, cold and rainy!

As a result, the first working week back was rather depressing because the rain just wouldn’t stop and the flat was dark and gloomy.

So as a contrast to the boring week, I decided to take advantage of the fact that I didn’t have a training schedule to stick to at the weekend, which ended up in a rather spontaneous and lovely Saturday in London with lots of booze, laughs and good music.

The shard

The shard

My hottie

My hottie

An old fashioned and whiskey sour

An old fashioned and whiskey sour

The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Barbican

The Sun Ra Arkestra at the Barbican

Overall though Im starting to feel more and more restless.

The two big goals I had for this year I’ve accomplished and now Im a bit like
“…so what’s next?”.

I have many ideas, many things I would like to do and many goals I would like to achieve.

But just like I knew a year ago that I wouldn’t have been ready (mentally anyway) to run a marathon, I know now that some of the ideas and goals I have in mind are not really things I can do or achieve at the moment.

So it might be that I will take a small break in June to figure things out, do a bit of soul searching and do a bit of planning.

Some things that are definite though are that I want to do more with this blog, I want to start doing radio (or maybe podcasts?) again, and I definitely want to continue with this fitness “thing” that I have been doing for the last 2 years.

If there’s anything specific you would like to read or hear about here on the blog, or if you have any ideas of fun projects or challenges – gimme a shout!

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