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Weekend capture

27th day of 40 day Lent Challenge

St. Patrick’s Day, Mothers day and Bank Holiday monday – how the Irish holidays got together and ruined the Danish viking/ninja from staying in shape – and gave me an additionally kg of unnecessary weight.

Well at least tonight (Monday) we went to Brucies Gym for 1½ hour of thaiboxing. My Lent challenge was primarily to survive 6 rounds with Liam on the pads – and then throwing 300 knees, 150 elbows and 50 kicks on the bags in my ‘break time’. Did all of that and felt good afterwards. Only complain is I felt very slow on my left kick. (Gotta work on that as soon as I find either a pad holder or a bag. It’s a little hard training power kicks in the air!!)
Earlier on I cleaned the house including doing indoor windows in two rooms + cooked lunch and breakfast (pancakes) for Liam. Pancakes weren’t so nice, I think I better stick with my Danish style ‘crepes’, than the thick irish version. (No sugar used for pancakes.. made them with banana and walnuts).
Saturday we were supposed to go thaiboxing at Brucies Gym but we couldn’t get the car out, because of the annual rally on St. Patrick’s day. That’s how it is, when you live on the country side. But we went for a walk up to see the rally, and it was almost worth it – except it ruined my training day. Also made about 50 dim sums for the first time. Very tasty!!

Yeah that's me...

Sunday I was supposed to go for a run, but apparently became lazy from saturday of doing nothing. Tried to bake walnuts buns (non sweetned), but they came out too heavy. Probably should find a recipe for some walnut treats instead of trying to guess my way in the kitchen.

On a note to my training on friday, I can tell you, it was superb!! For my warm up I chose the interval running as suggested by Bearrunner. It came down to 21 min: 1 min fast pace/ 2 min normal pace.

Then Ross Enamaits: Back off Strength day: I did all 4 rounds with 5 reps on each!! A few minor problems: First 5 handstand push ups was very hard – kept falling over. Also didn’t bend much more than a few centimeters – this will be better next time. Only miss was 3rd pull up set: Did 4 and had to take a small break before doing 5. One arm push ups was nice and ‘easy’. Can’t believe last time around I did the 50 day challenge, I couldn’t complete all 5 reps in either of the rounds, and now almost 1½ year later, I can do it!! Very pleased!!
Finished of with 1k fast paced run: 4.13 (not a really good time. Had hoped to do it under 4 min. Think I started to slow. Next time!!)

Today we bought another easter egg. Think we have 6 now, it looks like a chocolate overdose is coming after Lent. On a similar note, I saw someone stumbled across my blog after typing in Nutella pancakes… busted.. hahaha!

Rest of this week will be about work and training.. have some good stuff for my classes at Womens Fitness and CIT!

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MMA, ross training, training

Fighter Galla 13

Tonight we’re heading out for Fighter Galla 13 – Denmark’s biggest MMA production. One of Denmark’s best MMA fighters in the cage: Kenneth Rosfort, and one of the ‘long lost’ muay thai heroes: Mikkel Guldbæk. Going to be interesting to watch.

Edit: Fighter Galla 13 had some really good match ups. Due to volcano sky, injuries and last regrets we ended up on 17 fights in total. Event as a whole was AWESOME! Great place, great seating (Thanks Otto), hot ring girls – everything a fight fan expect.
Especially the undercard with the amateur fights had some very exciting fights. Pro fights was mostly very one-sided with the danish fighter on top (litteraly 😉 ). Dennis Pillai VBC Stockholm Vs. Shamal Tashkilot Submission Fighting Aalborg, was an amateur fight that was swinging back and forth. With both fighters displaying good technique and heart. And not sure, but think it was Tashkilots big brother that got a fight by KO on the pro card, with a vicious high kick.  Audience was loud and clever – the big ‘OOoohs’ came in on the right time, and a few fighters really displayed A-game. Not to say the rest was bad, just on another level.
Too bad Kenneth Rosfort didn’t fight – his opponent couldn’t make it in. Dam* volcano sky, makes it hard for everyone who needs a flight. And G knows, we need one!

P.s. Sorry, no pics. Saw the event was packed with photographers, so enjoyed a night off for once.

Did also start out slowly to move the body a bit today: GPP 3
3 min set: excercise change every 30 sec – full-out:
Burpees
Jumpin’ Jacks
Split Jumps
Burpees
Jumpin’ Jacks
Squats/ Push ups

Total duration: 4 sets, 1 minute break in between. Almost like warm up in my ABC box class (except we’re only doing 45 sec break btw sets). Finish off with plank: 3½ minute – new PR

Tomorrow we’ll start the 50th day programme again. Can’t wait to get back into shape again!!

Enough of this already 😉

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Blogging

Good intentions – bad doing

My bloggin has been as quiet as my training – which is why, I haven’t really been around lately. Very sad – for me, for the blog and for my gloves. So the ‘starting page’: “Add New Post” has been visible for several days, leaving nothing but a black conscience and a bad feeling in the bones.

Like Liam and I watching the UFC 112

As many other training addicts – I’m most happy when I get my passes down and get my bod worked, but also – am human and lazy – and easy affected. Thing is – Liam is back with his broken hand, and since he’s not training, for some reason, it gets very easy for me to stay with him – and we have lots of fun mostly.

And I’ve also launched into perhaps my life’s biggest challenge…. started writing for real. So unfortunately another reason to sit tight on the butt. But it can’t last.. I know.. Gotta get into it again and just ‘getting myself together’.

Picking up the pieces and putting myself in place again - illustration found at photo.net

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