tossutSo I had this big idea of running a marathon this year. Not gonna happen cause I have not been able to run as much that I should have.

For over a yeat now I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis in my left heel. Last summer when I climbed the Passo dello Stelvio it was at it´s worst. Last summer running was absolutely out of the question.

In autumn 2013 I always wore soft sporting shoes even in the office. Hard leather shoes only when it was absolutely necessary. Luckily the office policy allowed casual clothes so it was not a problem.

At the end of the year my heel was better. I started to have short 5-7 km runs and everything was ok. I thought that maybe a marathon is possible within next summer. Just keep on running!

January this year I made a mistake playing floorball with my colleagues. After that my heel was allmost as bad as it was in summer 2013. “Bye-bye to running a marathon”

At the time it´s getting better. I´m going to start having short runs carefully not to damage the heel more. At the moment I´m not thinking about running a marathon. I´m only consentrating getting back on my feet and running.



Winter is still here

Week after my training camp in the Canaries my home town Helsinki was covered in snow. First there was a huge snow peak but now the snow level is quite moderate – as well as the temperature.

So what to do in this winter wonderland?

There is a bunch of all-year-round commuters who cycle to and from work every day and in every weather. They have spiked winter tires, wind stopper clothing (warm enough to reach the moon), face covers and bright head lights. I´m not going to cycle now. I´ll wait for the spring.

Cross country skiing is very traditional winter sport in Finland. I have superb opportunities to ski almost from my outdoor since the Central park is only a stone cast away. Still I don´t ski. I think this has something to do with school gym classes where you were obliged to ski.

Jogging in the winter? Yes, you can do that. You can buy a pair of winter joggers with spikes. I don´t have a pair of my own – yet. I think I should buy a pair because running is a good basic training even in the winter time.

I have a indoor trainer I can ride my own bike with. Still I haven´t used it this winter. I think it´s easier to go to spinning class. There you see friends and you have an instructor to keep you going.

So it seems that I´m stucked with BodyPump and spinnig. Quite boring don´t you think? I have to get a pair of winter joggers of my own.