Showing posts from May, 2017

Eco Trail Oslo 2017 race report

Saturday was the EcoTrail Oslo race. The race this year includes five distances: 10k, 20k, 30k, 45k, and 80k. Marius ran the 20k and I ran the 45, but I'm going to say 45+ because my two gps devices both calculated at least 47km.

It started out chilly at Holmenkollen. Some of the 80km runners were passing through as we lined up to start. There they could get bananas and waffles and fill up on water.

The whole first half was lots of uphill on gravel roads and some technical terrain. I really enjoy the technical terrain, as it feels more like I can take little pauses and hop around. I have to concentrate a lot more on where my feet land, so I don't have much time to conjure up negative thoughts.

There was supposed to be an aid station after 15 kms (the first hill), but a mile after that I finally came to the aid station. All of the stations were off by at least a mile. It was hard to estimate how much water I was able to drink and if I really needed to …

Mom and Dad's visit

Mom and Dad usually come in July/August, but this year we convinced them to com in May. Many people believe that May/June is the best time to visit Bergen. I don't think they were disappointed. We were really lucky with the weather, with just a couple of grey days. We even had a fantastic 17th of May (Norway's constitution day!).

Thank you for visiting us and helping with our projects around the house! We are already counting down til our Christmas visit: 206 days til I land stateside.