Training W47 – New neighborhood and new house

I cannot believe how quickly the past two weeks have gone! It seems just like yesterday when we accepted the offer of our house and balls started rolling. Then everything just boosted forward from 0 to 100 so that it was hard to keep up.

Next thing you know everything familiar is left behind and you are in this completely different strange neighborhood of which you do not know much about nor your way around yet. Kids’ school routes are completely different as mine do not go to public ”closest” school but English schools due to the Australian background.

So it’s not just the moving house it’s all else around it that makes the change ”big”. Anyway, we have managed to find good routes to everyone including me and are especially happy that the grocery store is only 100 meters away and there is also a service station open 24 hours only 100 meters away so I will never run out of milk for my morning coffee again!

I have been able to run a bit more with two longer runs, but still no gym training. Carrying stuff around in the house though and having painted two rooms I think it should be counted as some sort of training anyway!

My first run was to IKEA close by (4 km) to get new frying pans as the old ones did not work on the stove at the new house which is induction not ceramic.

Second run was a proper basic run getting to know the area around the beautiful river on our backyard. You could (I mean hubby could…) run all the way to the sea from here just following the riverside they say.

I also signed up for the close by gym only 400 meters away. They have group classes also so intention is to do a bit of varied training in the future and probably a bit more indoors running as when it gets below -10 I generally cannot run outside it just hurts my lungs too much, but that won’t happen until January and we do not even have snow yet so I would think we got about a month before it will be that cold to run outside.

Exiting times ahead and I am truly happy that the house moving project is now coming to an end and we can start concentrating on interior of the house and where to put stuff and yes of course training!


  • 2 basic runs one 8,7 kilometers to get frying pans and another 10 kilometers getting lost in the neighborhood and what a beautiful neighborhood it is (see feature image taken at 2:15 pm by the river side).
  • No Gym
  • No HIIT
  • But hey joined the local gym so that’s a good start!

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This journey has already now been such a great soul searching path and I have learned so much on the way up!

You have no idea how much your support means to me so I want to thank everyone who is supporting, liking and commenting my progress. It all helps me to keep motivated, push harder and get to the finish line not just with my fitness goals but also with my fundraising goals. I am only around 400 EUR from my target which is all thanks to you!

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Training W46 – Gym training in the form of moving house

Week 46 was the official ”house moving week”. We got the keys on Monday so started carrying stuff little by little during the week. I have been so busy that I have not even had time to think about training schedules. This week was purely dedicated to moving house so my training has consisted of carrying boxes of various size (yes a lot of banana boxes, we Finns move with banana boxes believe it or not) in addition to furniture of various sizes and shapes.

By the end of the week I was so tired and exhausted that there was absolutely no point in even training so concentrated on sleeping instead. Anyway if I am really nice to myself I would suppose I could say that I only missed one of my targets that being the HIIT training. Moving house should at least in my opinion count as Gym training…

Oh and if possible avoid moving house is my advice. I hope I do not have to move for the next ten years.

Next week we will clean up the old house and finally give away the keys to the new owners so easing off a bit finally. Also looking forward to getting to know my new neighborhood more closely next week. Something to definitely look forward to!


  • 1 Trail run 3 kilometers
  • 1 Basic run 10 kilometers
  • Carrying numerous amount of banana boxes from house A to B
  • Moving the same boxes from spot B to C in the new house
  • Moving the same boxes AGAIN from spot C to D
  • Guess what, probably moved the exact same boxes one more time from D to E
  • Carrying furniture so that my back is sore.
  • I would call this – Gym training check!


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Training W45 – Juggling it all while moving house

As I predicted it is not going to get any easier until all stuff is moved and the old house given to new owners. Hassle has doubled and I can feel my blood pressure getting higher as each day is so hectic. I have moved house so many times and the last few have been quite stressful and chaotic so bit of bad memories there which probably also surface.

This clearly has affected my training schedule and enthusiasm. I know I need to train to keep sane yet I got bad conscience when I spend time in the forest trail running and just listening to silence instead of packing and carrying boxes.

Have managed to keep up pretty good apart from HIIT training. I’ve been so exhausted that have not been able to push myself. Main thing I’m doing something instead of nothing and missed only one of my weekly targets.

Next week will be the ”moving house week” so not expecting a lot of training to happen.


  • 2 runs. 10 kilometers and 4 kilometers
  • 1 Trail run 10,5 kilometers
  • 1 Gym training


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Training W44 – HB up, otherwise not much to report on

One of the laziest week for a while. We were busy making deal on our house and on the new one so I’ve been running like a headless chicken from one place to another and there has been no time to exercise really.

There was no other particular reason even. Time just flies so quickly and just realized that two weeks has gone again. Anyway did go for a few runs week 44. I am definitely not happy with the result and can see that the stress of potential moving house is kicking in.

Good news is that I went for another check up on my iron levels and they have gone up to 123 so progress there. Ferritin levels are still a bit low and I need to continue on iron. I also need to book a check-up with the doctor regarding the possible vaccinations so trying schedule that in at some point in the coming weeks.

Next week is not looking too good either as if we get the house deals done we will need to start packing…sigh… Still alive and kicking. That’s the main point.


  • Running 6,85 kilometers
  • Trail running 3,6 kilometers
  • No gym
  • No particular HIIT run
  • HB rising, yay!


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Training W43 – New records and motivation is high

After so many weeks of not being myself it has been good to get back to regular (almost) schedule.

Best distance for 12 mins –> 2 kilometers

Running feels really easy so I am sure that my hemoglobin has gone up. I did a few shorter HIIT runs and one of them was my best distance for 12 minutes so called Coopers test was 2 kilometers. To give this achievement some context I started from 1,6 kilometers around May this year so 2019.

I cannot complain and am so proud of myself. I have tried so hard to improve my stamina in the past few months and it is great that there is some clear progress.

Weather has also turned a bit colder and leaves have fallen from the trees making trail running a bit slippery. Ice bug shoes help. I did a really good 8,8 kilometers trail run in the beginning of the week after the HIIT run, but could feel that since I have not been doing it for a while I did feel it on my knees and legs a bit. It just proves that I need to keep the trail running on my regime even though the winter is coming. Just need to be careful as it will get more slippery…

I was on a such good roll with running during last week that when I left for my long (usually around 10-12 kilometers) run Saturday afternoon I pretty quickly felt that hey this could be the day to reach a bit higher. Thought maybe 14, but 14 became 17 in the end. Around 15 kilometers I admit that my legs started hurting, but not so much that I could not go on. 14 kilometers has been my longest distance in past six months.

Best distance 17 kilometers

In the end it was a really good run and recovery was really quick. My legs were killing me when I stopped, but after a few hours felt hardly anything anymore so clearly progress there too.

I ended up doing my new record for longest distance 17 kilometers and the average speed was 7,4 kilometers per hour which is really good for me. Again so proud of myself and motivation is high.

Unfortunately I have not had time to go to the gym so I need to fix that ASAP next week!

All in all looking forward to next week when I will go and check my hemoglobin and also exited as I am clearly doing the right things as the progress is this good.


  • Running 27, 2 kilometers. One 17 k’s (best distance)
  • Trail running 8,8 kilometers
  • Gym none. Bad me, fix this ASAP next week
  • HIIT run two (5,1 and 4,7 k’s) of the runs were fast, slow, fast.
  • Two personal records broken. Best distance for 12 minutes 2 kilometers and best total distance 17 kilometers. Awesome!! *a pat on the back* <3

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