I just felt like running!

Been participating in a few races again! Oh and I also started school again :)
Some might say it’s a 30-year crisis, starting to study and running marathons and other races…well feels good to do it so I feel like it’s not an issue. Like Forrest Gump I grew a beard and started running cuz’ I felt like it!
Anyhow first of was:

Turku Triathlon Weekend!
This was the first time they organized this competition in Turku so I was excited to be part of it! It’ll be nice to see how it progresses through the years. There was two options what comes to distance; The Sprint & The Half Distance.
I chose the sprint (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run). I’m not that good a swimmer nor on the bike so this way I got to try it out.
I got exhausted after the swim so I kinda was chilling gathering myself during the biking, then I was able to do my best during the run. finished 49th of 200+ so not that bad :) The whole race was very good organized with clear rutes and instructions along the way! Very nice job!
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Next up:
Tough Viking in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki!
This is a obstacle race in the heart of Helsinki and is 12km runing with about 16 obstacles along the way. At this point I’m already used to queuing to the obstacles as this was my 4th obstacle race so far, so the long queues didn’t bother me as much as many other participants.
They had changed some of the obstacles from last year and made them a bit tougher which was nice! Though at some points it was hard to find the rute. But yet again a fun experiance despite the rain and and getting the flu! I’m gonna do this again!
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During the week after Tough Viking we had some partying at the start of my studies. I started studying Philosophy in Åbo Akademi in Turku and we had the “inscription party” for the new students on Thursday. And two days later on Saturday it was time for:

Turku City Marathon!
My feelings before the race wasn’t that good because I had the flue during the week and my legs hadn’t really recovered from the race last week and I still felt tired from Thursdays party… In the book “Born to Run” they ran after partying so I figured I’d see how far I get and just keep track of my heart rate.
The race took part in the centre of Turku running through it two times. The route was really nice, running by the river and a bit in the forrests and crossing bridges.

The only minus is that it’s a very small marathon so there was very few people participating and cheering. There could have been more organizers too becaus not all turns were obvious. For example in the city they had different turning points for 10km and 1/2 marathon, they had missed to mention (even when I asked the organizer standing there) that the full marathon also turns here… So me and a few others ran about 2km extra…but mistakes happen and I got through to the finish with the time 3h44min!

Well anyhow I bet this will get bigger and better…The scenery was nice and there was enough water stations and so on! All in all a great experiance! And I actually felt like my flue had gone away, like I’d run away from it ;)
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So three great races behind! Now I have to focus on school. Icehockey season has started so I’ll be doing that for now!
You can follow more updates on my instagram account: @napilus

“If you want to achieve something you’ve never had, you have to do stuff you’ve never done before!”

When in rome and some other stuff!

Been doing a lot of stuff since my last post so this will just be a quick breef in a nutshell of whats been going on!
Not long after my blog post Trying different sports a friend of mine called me up and convinced me to go to an Orienteering event. He’s been trying to do so for ages and now I couldn’t come up with an excuse not to…according to him we were going to try it out once and if it goes well we’re going to a small competition the next week.

After the first try!

After the first try!

Well turns out this “try out” was actually a competition and the competition the following week was The Jukola relay – the biggest orienteering relay in the world…Luckily I had done some orienteering in the army but putting me on the biggest strip 15km in the middle of the night was a bit of a challenge! It all went fine though and it was a lot of fun!! I definetly will do that again! I did hurt my ankle but after a small break I continued running. I also managed to make the papers ;)


Click the pictude for the article (it’s in Swedish and don’t know how long it’s online)

Two weeks later we entered the Paavo Nurmi Marathon in Turku to run the hald distance with my girlfriend. She wanted to do better than she did in Helsinki in May. So I was there for support and she managed to run a personal best! 2:10 on a half marathon! Really proud of her effort!
Anyone interested in her blogg (is in swedish) visit: Heidis blogg
A few photos from along the way…

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So after all the running and training we deserved some vacation! The next weekend we had great wheather and it was time for Ruis Rock, a 3-day-rock festival in Turku! On Monday we went to Italy for 11 days and rented a car for 8 days just to travel the whole Country! Well not the whole but Rome, Sicily, Neaples, Pompeij, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Cinque Terre… It was very hectic but a lot of Fun! We saw so much and did a lot of stuff!! For photos please visit napilus on instagram and scroll down a bit. Here’s a preview:

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After we came home I had to work for 10days on the boat, and the following weekend we went to a beautiful wedding where Heidi was the maid of honor. After that it’s been mostly chilling and training for the upcoming Turku Triathlon weekend, where I’ll be doing the sprint of 750m swimming, 20km bike and 5km running! Trying out the sprint and see how it goes. If it goes well I might just enter the half distance next year! My strenght is definately the running part since I haven’t had the time to swim this summer and I feel pretty new on the bike still.

Well that’s about 3 moths in a nutshell! This weekend a Triathlon and then a obstacle race the 5th of September!

Keep strong!


Nowadays news are packed with questions like which Diet one should choose and people try out different kinds of diets. For some they work, for others they don’t, while for some people it works for a while and then they gain everything up again.

There are of course different reasons to go on a diet. To loose weight, to gain weight, to get more energy and what not. It is getting more popular to go on a diet, but when there are so many which one should you choose right? I’ve been asked this question a lot of times and usually I just say I’m eating healthy. If I have to put a name on it it’ll be a kind of mix of LCHF and Paleo. I do however eat what I’m served at friends houses without complaint and then go back to my normal healthy food when I’m home. Where I tend to avoid any kind of sugar and grains.

Everyone knows the frase: “You are what you eat”… well look at this picture which pretty much proves the point:

You are what you eat!

You are what you eat!

When people want to change their way of eating and ask “well what am I supposed to eat?”, you pretty much already know what you’re not supposed to…So a simple tip would be:

Just avoid the things you KNOW are bad for you!!

That’ll be a good start as much of the things that are bad you already know of. Then if you want to go deeper you just have to read a little about it…Here’s a few weight loss tips that are good for healthy living aswell.

Well IF you’re interested, below is a picture of my breakfast this morning.


This breakfast contains: Banana pancakes with strawberry, bacon!, eggs with mayo & spring onion and an apple. Coffee for drinks and usually with lemon water (not in pic). This is absolutely my favourite breakfast! But that’s just me…well and my girlfriends..(Her blogg in swedish) You try it! Cuz you know living healthy CAN be eating the things you like too!
Later I’m gonna post how I lost 17kg in 2 months with eathing the things I like!

Bacon…just saying…

Trying different sports!

Lately I have tried a lot of new sports. Last year I ran my first Marathon, Triathlon and Obstacle Race. This summer is going to be no different! I’ve already run a half marathon and in a few weeks I’m going to run my second one. A part from that I’ve signed up for a triathlon sprint in August and another Obstacle Race in September. I hope I will have time for more though…
Most of July is spent going on a roadtrip trough Italy and the south of France with my girlfriend, might wanna check availability for races on those dates!

Today I finished a begginers course of golf and got my Green Card! been thinking of that for a while now and finally got through with it! So got to go out and get down that Handicap!

I also got into Kayaking. My parents house is located at the sea so kayaking has also been on the to-do-list for a very long time. My arms are still a bit untrained for it though cuz after a 15km trip they felt pretty used! Well i did paddle quite hard and there was a heavy wind…Oh and the SUN! You should see my tanline…Only my arms from the T-shirt line down…Found this Picture on the net of different tan lines! Which one are you this summer? :)tanlines

The thing I like about these different sports is just that! That they are different! Well at least different from Icehockey and Soccer that I have played all my life. Speaking of wintersports last winter I went cross-country skiing for the first time since the military I think! About 10 years ago! And also alpine skiing first time since a long time ago! So much fun!

I like trying new sports and then have the opportunity to practice them when I feel like it! Then I won’t get bored at any of them because I get enough variation! Not to mention the great workout from all the different sports!

Any way, guess what I’m saying is that if you ever wanted or even a little bit thought about getting in to something or trying something… go for it! Otherwise It’ll just be one more thing you never did…

Time for a new trend? Behold…”The Finn”!

With all the fuzz about beard and manbuns going out of trend and being sooo last season and me sitting here wairing for my hair to grow I’m declaring a new Trend “The Finn”!
It’s going to be the next big thing for sure! Prepare yourselves people of the world!

The history:
As a trend starts in USA, France, Australia, Sweden or wherever in the world it always takes a while for it to land in Finland. Most of the new trends go through Sweden first, and before Finns accept anything the Swedes do, it normally takes a good while to chew before swallowing… And this is why we’re always just in time to be too late. Like when H&M in Sweden wants to get rid of all the last season products, they just ship it across the bay to Finland…(at least this is what we think they do) and when we go on our yearly cruise to Sweden we find ourselves wearing everything from last season…

The description of “the Finn”:
Be just in time to be to late! When a trend starts to get old, this is when you jump on it and wear it like a boss! Because it’s cool to start with something everyone else stops doing…

The benefits:
It never gets old, cuz it always is… AND you get to buy all trendy stuff on sale!

So whatever you are thinking of doing but worrying about the timing, just keep calm and carry on! You might just be the new trend!
It’s never too late to be a Finn!

The Finn

The L.A. lifestyle

So I’ve decided to pick up juicing. I know it’s nothing new, but there’s a new boom about it. I’ve been eating multi vitamin pills for a long time already but they are booring and I wanted something new, or different.
This trend started out in Los Angeles and the celebrities and has come to Finland through Sweden. And now to my kitchen :)

So why not pick out the fruits/vegetables you like, mix them with other  nutricious ones and just juice the s**t out of them! What you have left is a delicious fresh juice packed with everything you need. Easy right? It might sound so, But I have to know which fruit/vegetable contains what.. so I bought a couple of books to help me out.



I also have a blender for things like avocados, bananas and other soft things that can easily be mixed to a smooth texture..
Well it’s a new “hobby” if you will and I think it’s a good one now that summer is coming and I get to juice all the things growing on my parents yard ;)

It’s been good so far(2 weeks) so whether you’re in it to loose weight, stay healthy or just like the taste of fresh juice I strongly rekommend it!

Stay fresh!
Get juicy!

From Guerrilla to President! One of the worlds greatest leaders!

presidentEver heard of José “Pepe” Mujica? “The worlds poorest president”? You know the country Uruguay? Well he was the president for Uruguay for 5 years until a few days ago.According to Uruguay law he could only be President for 5 years from 2010-2015. During his 5 years a lot of things happened in Uruguay. Although not much has been written about it in Europe, not to mention in Finland. The legalization of Marijuana might be the thing most people have heard of, and seen pictures of in social media.

To name a few of the things this extraordinary president did:

KuplaHe’s a humble man Pepe, only took 10% of his salary and donating the rest to charity. This means he lived on a pretty average salary. Well average in Uruguay maybe…roughly 500€/month is less than we get from the government for free when we study in Finland…But still we want more..Think about that…

SalaryHe didn’t live in the presidential palace or drive around in a fancy car. He lives on his wife’s farm on the countryside and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle. Which he also picks up hitchhikers in that needs a ride!

He legalized marijuana, abortion & gay marriages. He got the economy to rise with higher salaries and less unemployment.  Even the nations football team has done better in both 2010 & 2014 Fifa World Cups than they have since 1970!

Well for a former guerrilla, that used to rob banks, been to prison for 14 years, shot 6 times he seems to have done pretty well. Makes you wonder what the world would look like if all presidents were down to earth like him, OR better yet, if normal people like you and me were a little bit more like this guy? Wouldn’t the world be a bit better off? Any thoughts?



He hardly wore a tie…

If you want to read more about him here’s a few links:



Or use wikipedia…

Adios Pepe! Hope you inspired others!

Finland mentioned, see you at the plaza! ( a.k.a. “Suomi mainittu, torilla tavataan!”)

Suomi mainittu, Torilla tavataan! This is what we usually say, sometimes as a joke but other times when we mean it, when Finland is mentioned in news or comments or any media outside our borders. This means we go to the plaza, city square, market square whatever you want to call it (it’s just tori in Finnish) to celebrate! Which usually looks something like this:


Beer in one hand is a must! Naked is optional but very common.

Nowadays Finland is getting quite much attention, than what we are used to. We’re not that many living here so everything that happens in the world with “our name” on it is a huge win! The most recent news that is going on all over the world is the win of the band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN) in the UMK competition that decides who will be the one to represent Finalnd in the Eurovision song contest. There has been a lot of discussion about this. Luckily most of the comments have been good and positive!
Oh did I mention that this band consists of 4 mentally handicapped men that play Punk Rock? Well it does…and it’s the first Punk Rock band, not to mention handicapped, that has competed! EVER!

Finland is getting a fine reputation of being ground breaking in extraordinary things! The first (and only) Eurovision we’ve won we did by sending monsters that played Hard Rock. We also had a girl-girl kiss on scene. This time we send a mentally handicapped band that play Punk Rock..What’s wrong with that? As the singer in the band said:

“We’re just ordinary guys, with a mental handicap.”

I wouldn’t be surpriced if that statement came from any other Punk Rock band out there…These guys play a very old-school form of the genre and sing about their life in a group home. They’ve got a clear message and do an awesome job! The legendary Punk Rock band Dead Kennedys shared their video with the news and got tens of thousands of likes and shares!

mqdefaultNow IF you don’t like Punk Rock that’s Your thing.. then don’t vote… but going online saying this is wrong and jadajada is just annoying…last year a bearded lady named conchita wurst won…just saying…This is what Finland thinks about the Eurovision Song Contest, this is Punk Rock…the nation has voted! :)

IF you think this is Punk going mainsteam and nagging about it… then I have to say,
Fuck off hipster.

Suomi+mainittu+torilla+tavataan+_a49445a9dc3bcebe8391c1f400f9a0d2Well speaking about ground breaking things. Just to mention a few other ground breaking things Finland did! One of the first nations to allow women to vote, just accepted gay marridges (yes that one took a while), defended the country against the sovjet in the world wars, developed the mobile phone!

The last one is quite ironic…everyone knows how Finns are quiet and tend to keep to themselves? Why would we develop a device so that we can talk to each other more? Well we did also invent the internet chat protocol IRC and SMS messaging so we wouldn’t need to see or hear each other…

Well and of course there was the time Conan O’Brian said something wrong about Finland when we listed as the number one country in education…Well he didn’t know we actually watch his show so he of course had to apologise whit mentioning Finland a bunch of times…which means we got to celebrate! Whoop

Conan found out he looked like the president at the time, Said Sweden sucks and visited and witnessed winter swimming.

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He found out the show got canceled in Finland.

Well anyway new things are fun, exciting, educating and keeps us going on! So feel free to mention Finland as much as you like so we get to party and don’t forget to vote for Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät during Eurovision!

See You at the plaza!

New Guitar Wanted!

I’ve been thinking about buying a new guitar for a while now. Been looking into Hagströms (Viking) and a Gretsch (Tim Armstrong signature). I really can’t decide on which one to buy. They both look good. I have no clue about Hagströms other than I’ve read that they’re good and that Elvis had one during his comback. Gretsch is a more known brand for me and I’ve seen people use that one more.

I’ve got two interesting choises:

The Hag:

The Gretsch:

Now the Gretsch is twice as expensive as the Hag, but as I know next to nothing about Hags I’m still considering both. They both look good anyhow…

I saw someone compairing an Ibanez AS to these saying it’s as good and inexpensive.. at least as the Hag..

Anyone got any inputs on this?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wow what a hectic but yet so nice christmas it was! had The christmas tree decorated, ginger breads made, drank mulled wine and I already got a bit worried about snow, but the day before christmas it snowed a LOT! So yey! we got a white christmas this year and it seems to hold up too!

Went skiing today for the first time this winter! We bought ourself early x-mas gifts, which were mountain skis AND cross country skis. Today we did about an hour of “XC skiing”. This because we we’re so exited when buying we forgot the sticks. So we only had one pair that I have for roller skiing…Image1 And a gentleman/woodsman as I am I let my girlfriend use them and found myself a perfectly good stick from the forrest.

It had been a while since any of us had been skiing so it took a while to get used to it, but the more fun it was! We decided to do this more often!

Looking forward to going to the mountains as well and try out our new alpine skiing gear too! But that’ll be in a few months in march I think.

Well… that about skiing…food anyone? Just HOW much did I eat these last few days? spending x-mas at several places and eating a christmas dinner at all of them really fills one up! At least for my account If not with salmond and ham then with chocolate truffles. Looking forward to a few days of resting before New Years eve!Image5

Did brew two kind of beer for the holidays, I’m really happy about the IPA! The x-mas beer didnät quite turn out as I expected so have to work on that one for next year ;)
Fortunately did not drink all the beer I made so we do have some left for the new year celebration!

That’s all! Just wanted to say I’m thankful for all the snow, family and friends and the gifts and wish everyone a happy new year!