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!