I have missed blogging, haven’t done it for so long cause of school, taking my drivers license etc etc. Boring but has to be done 🙂
Anyway, I want to thank everyone for still checking up on me to see if I update, so sorry for not.. Until today. Just wanted to make sure you knew I was live and breathing. The project is being marked in a few weeks, exciting, and I’m graduating in 94 days! weho. And after that I will go to Portugal to work at the surfshool for more than 4 months it seems now! Couldnt. Be. More. Excited.
I will get to surf more and meet so many great people, both visiting the camp and people who live there! Stoked!
Big Life Event on my phone!
tomorrow I’m getting up at 5 am to get ready for morocco. I’m very excited.
the last few days, as I wrote in the earlier post, I haven’t been able to continue with the exercising as well as I did in the beginning and in the middle of this little project of mine. However, luckily I could go to the gym one more time before I’m leaving, just to carefully go through the exercises like one or two pop-ups, push-ups, some balance training (like standing on the half pilates-ball making squats), sit-ups on the pilates-ball etc. Don’t know how much that helped to improve anything, but with a positive attitude I’m sure it did 🙂
Ok, so during my two weeks in Morocco I might be able to update on the blog, however not quite sure since I’ve decided not to bring my own computer and not entirely sure whether I’ll be able to borrow one there or not… Otherwise; I’ll “see” you in about two weeks time! Thank you so much (so far) for following me and giving me great feed-back.
I reached my goal on more than 5000 viewers before I leave! (5036 last time I checked!) BYE!
hi! i’m stoked. met up with a guy at the gym today who’s a surfer and also an instructor at the gym. we went through heaps of great excersises and he showed and told me some real great stuff. such an inspiration and my motivation is now on top again! I’m leaving for Morocco in a month so I’m gonna work harder than ever! He told me how important an over-all strong body is. Ofcourse you can do heaps of Yoga and stuff to get in control of you body and that’s heaps good, however if you’re not really strong you won’t be able to paddle for a long time, pop-up when you need to and stay in the water for all the good sets 🙂
Some of the things he said, I kind of knew but it felt SO good to hear it from someone like him. So I’ll be focusing on strength (!!!) for now on, consisting of stomach-excercises (basic ones like the normal sit-up), strengthening my hips, doing a lot of squats to work on balance and strength, paddle-technique (strengthening arms) etc etc. We’ll see how it goes and if I feel any better when I’m out in the water. At least I’ll be having fun!
And now it’s official, it’s winter in Stockholm so no more late-night longboarding with my sister….
happy maria today!
first of all, YEY, I have now had more than 3600 people visiting my blog from all around the world (!), ever since I started about a month ago! feels great that you visit my blog so thanks for that, you mean heaps!
I’m changing my “training-schedule” atm. I have decided it’s way better to decide an amount of work-outs you want to do every week, but not deciding which days you’ll do them on. therefore you can take one day at a time and feel what feels most tempting to do that day. I believe that’s a way more easy and fun way to do it! so from now on, my week will more or less (not really less….haha) look like this:
– a session at the gym with an instructor
– running x2, about 50 minutes (great with fresh air too!)
– a session at the gym with bar-bell
– one real good technique session (I know, way less than I did before, but I feel I have to put more effort on strength/cardio atm)
– try and do stretching everyday, just doing a wheel pose can be enough, or more some days if I feel like it
– and ofcourse – visualize!!
one of the surf instructors at lapoint taught us this exercise.
1. jump side-ways (rotating your body), 5 times
2. down and touch the ground
3. jump high up in the air, bringing your legs close to your chest
4. though yourself down
5. finish with a “push-up” into a pop-up!
Try do it as fast as possible.