Hey :(

I'm feeling a bit down today...

Didn't exercise yesterday. It rained and even snowed and I feel a bit sick so I had a day of from training.

Today was a tough day. First a had vaulting at 09:30, which's not okay on a Sunday morning XD
I felt less excited than ever. I don't know, I've kind of lost the motivation for vaulting. I do still enjoy training the beginners and hanging out with my friends from the vaulting, but... I feel that the warm up is the funny part of the practice...
I've felt like this a couple of times before, but this time it's 1000 times worse and ugh I don't know what to do! I think I'll keep going until the Swedish and Nordic championship in July and if it's still not funny I'll stop and focus more on dressage and running. I will for sure still train the children a be their "team captain" at competitions :)

Just a few hours after I had boxing with dad and Philip. I think I'm about to get a cold, so I felt a bit tired. It went pretty good though. I figured out another difference between me and Philip. He is better at getting powerful and good hits, but I'm better at defending myself, you know like dodging punches and that sort of stuff. We don't really do this competition boxing, we're doing more of this "fighting-a-drunk-dude-at-a-club" thing :) I guess that means Philip can start a fight with someone and I can get out of one!

But now I'm really tired after a long day and I have to go to school tomorrow and if I'm not feeling worse go for a run :)

Have a nice evening and sleep well!

xx Mimmi

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Howdy!

I was supposed to run after school this Wednesday, but my last lesson was p.e. Guess what we did? Run! There's a course around 2,4km long close to the school that we run sometimes. It's mostly in the woods and has some stairs and hills, which makes it a lot harder than just a normal run :) I managed to beat my personal record from last year and finished in 12 min and 45 seconds. Not very fast for such a short distance, but those stairs really suck all of your energy out. Besides, my knees don't like them or the uphills, so I have to take it a little easy :) I finished fourth in the entire class and first of the girls. That's not really an achievement to be proud of, we were just two girls actually running and the other ones walked...

Yesterday I decided to rest. Usually I have physical training with the vaulting girls, but they've been permanently cancelled because I was the only one showing up :( So instead I made a banoffee pie. Haha, when the workout's cancelled I make a calorie bomb, great!

But seriously, the body needs to rest sometimes and Thursdays are the best for me. I'm usually tired cause of our school schedule and I had a Swedish exam yesterday. Writing a shirt story in three hours, my favourite kind of task! I think it went quite well, my teacher came up to me in the afternoon and said she cried we she read it :)

I'm sitting here and writing in Swedish class, "reading" in another room. Going out for a run after school!

xx Mimmi

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Heeeeey!

So today I had my first of like 17 exams this semester. It was a Swedish test about reading and understanding. You know, seeing the hidden message and that shit. I think it went quite good, but it took like three and a half hours so we were all really giggly in math and physics class :)

Then I went home, ate, changed my clothes and then trained the little fellows at the vaulting. And god they were annoying today. Didn't listen, questioned everything I said and I was really tired and didn't have the energy to care :(

Then I waited for an hour before my own practice. Our horse is injured so we have to just practice at the barrel at the moment. We also did some strength and stability exercises for the wrists and ankles. We often get sore and sprain those body parts so we've got some professional help to fix that. It felt really helpful and was pretty funny :)

Now I'm going to take a shower and go to sleep. Next exam in two days, writing an essay in Swedish, the funniest one of all the exams!

Running and dressage tomorrow, see ya!

xx Mimmi

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And I'm off to Berlin!! SO EXCITED:D

Won't post in a few days, no internet :(

Home again on Sunday evening, see ya!

xx Mimmi

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It's been a while now, so sorry for not posting anything for like a week!

The reason is that I was in Stockholm with my dad, aunt and grandma the entire weekend to celebrate my dad's birthday. Had a really good time :)

Haven't had time for more than barrel practice yesterday and dressage today. We focused on mounts at the vaulting, and well, that's not my strong side so i struggled a bit...

I'm off to Berlin tomorrow for the rest of the week with one of my best friends :) So excited! We're going to check if there's a park or something near the hotel so we can go for a run ;)

Going to finish packing now and then sleep :) Writing again tomorrow, pinky promise!

xx Mimmi

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¡Hola!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I was really busy as usual!

Tuesdays means vaulting, both training the beginners and practice myself :) First I trained the little fellows for an hour. Well, they're making progress. Very slow, but we're moving forward and, you know, it's children I'm dealing with and they're there to have fun :) The worst thing is when they are really unfocused and start to ask me really personal questions. I told them that they should use the time now to get flexible and learn to do handstands and stuff, because when you reach my age it's much more difficult do learn that. They answered with "haha you are so old!". They didn't believe me when I said I'm only 15, they think I have my own place and car...

Then I waited for an hour until my own training. I spend that hour basically dancing around and looking funny ;)

When it finally was my turn we had barrel practice. We weren't to serious for some reason and did a little bit of everything :) Went okay, I was the only individual there with a team so I was kind of lonely :(

I didn't have time to workout today, but we had swimming in school so I'm pretty tired anyway :)

Won't have time to workout tomorrow either. Have to prepare my trip to Stockholm this weekend, celebrating my dad's 50th birthday :)

xx Mimmi

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Hi guys!

Keeping it short today, I'm really sleepy :(

I were out for some running after dinner. I'm at moms place, which means running in the village :) People still give me that bitch look when I pass them. Like "what are you doing and why? You must be really stupid..." I don't care, but I can't understand why people judge you for taking care of yourself in other ways than soccer (which is the big thing around here). I'm not saying that everyone needs to do it, but at least don't judge other people!

The run felt great :) Ran 4,5km and still had power left when I was done. I got in this nice rhythm where you can just go on forever. Got a bit easier when I ran in the evening and it was pretty cold outside as well ;)

Vaulting tomorrow, will train the little beginners and having horse practice myself later!

xx Mimmi

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Hellooooo!

My day started with sitting in the couch watching the World Skiing Championship in Falun, Sweden. I just kept thinking about how many hours the skiers have spent on training to get there and that they are true inspiration to everyone that wants to reach their goals. I can't really understand how you can push your body so far as they do, and they do it on a daily basis, completely INSANE!

Then Philip came to my and dad's place. We first did one hour of core stability and control. I feel like I'm pretty good at that, dad's like obsessed with this kind of exercise so I've done it a lot the last few years :) I really like it because you can use it in real life and it's interesting how the body works and easy gets used to new movement patterns, even if they're wrong. Interesting, indeed...

After a little break to drink we moved on to boxing. Today we practiced different scenarios when you kick against the other persons leg. Like if they move away before you hit, after the hit and if they don't move at all. Then we added a combination of punches after the kick and the other person decided which. Then we never knew what was about to happen and had to stay focused all the time. I guess that's like the constant theme when you have my dad as a trainer, to train on things that you may use for real sometime :)

When we were done dad drove us home to mom and we ate dinner. Then I just relaxed for the rest of the evening and about to go to sleep now :)

Running tomorrow, see ya!

xx Mimmi

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Hey hey lovely day :)

Had an awesome run today! 4 km out in the sunny wastelands where my dad lives. The tough thing about living here is that the only place to run is on a long and straight road, so it feels like you're not moving forward because it looks the same all the time. I've also figured out that I really can't run if I'm not listening to music. If I hear my own breathing and how tired I am I can't run more than a couple if kilometres XD But if I have music I can go on for I don't know how long. That's also a really important part of working out, to find the little tricks to motivate yourself :)

After about 300 m I felt a small pain in my knees and I thought "oh shit not again!". I was so happy that my knee problems seemed to be gone, but it doesn't look like it's completely over yet. Guess I have to take it a bit easy on the running and don't run to long distances...

Felt amazing when I got home again and the need to just lay down in the grass and die disappeared. I always run as fast as I can the last 200 m so I feel that I don't have any energy left when I'm done :) For some reason I've learnt to enjoy that feeling, have no idea why...but the best feeling must be the one you have the rest of the day after running, the feeling that you've done something good and can relax for the rest if the day without getting guilty conscience ;)

Did some stretching afterwords and took a shower.

Dad's just finished cooking the dinner. Boxing tomorrow, or suicide 4.0 as I prefer to call it...

See you again tomorrow!

xx Mimmi

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Happy Friday folks!

I was to tired to post anything yesterday, so sorry :(

The reason I was so tired was because we played a volleyball tournament in school yesterday. Every year they arrange it for the 9th graders and it's like an audition to pick the best 50 players for another tournament against other schools next week. My class had one team, and I were the only girl :) It's usually like that at the p.e classes too, mostly me and the boys. We haven't practised much volleyball compared to the others, so we expected to be placed last. We played better than usual before lunch, we lost all four matches but we were not far from the other teams ;) In the afternoon something happened and we suddenly played really well, rocked their socks off and won every match. We finished in fifth place! Maybe we wasn't the best team, but we had the lost fun and stood for the entertainment :) That's what I like about our class, we don't care about winning or performing, we have fun and enjoy ourselves instead :)

I was supposed to have physical exercise with the vaulting girls after school, but it got cancelled. I wasn't to sad about it, I was exhausted after playing volleyball for four hours and my body was out of order ;)

Today I had a day off from training today, it's been a tough week and I needed some rest.

Going out from some running tomorrow, but I'll settle down in the couch for the rest if the evening.

Please comment what you want me to write about :)

xx Mimmi

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