This winter is not providing the weather we usually have. All December and January we've had a temperature around 37-45 F and it's been rainy and wet. Usually this time of the year we have snow and the temperature can easily drop to 5 F... That was what I prepared my mind for (and gear, as I bought ice grippers to fit my shoes, but hey, havn't had to use them). So without the snow it's been really dark and gloomy. So happy thoughts is my guiding light and motivation. Do not surrender to the elements.

The other day I brought my dog running with me. Doing hill training. 10x up and down. Confusing my dog a bit as he's only been with me on my easy runs. Anyway, it feels great beeing on the run again haha after my disapointment in December, when I was feeling pain in my FHL. With Eric's advice it's really working! Doing foot excersices before my runs and massage my calves afterwards. A big thaaank you, Eric!

So I intend to step in to the foundation program next week. Just waiting for my running watch to arrive (havn't used a HR monitor before, just Runkeeper on my iphone). Really excited to do the tests!

Meanwhile I'm doing the foot excersises, working on form and Mantra knee drive. Also been doing some swimming, like a mile or so, twice a week. In the water my mind relaxes and just concentrating on my breathing. I feel free.

Greetings from a really wet part of Sweden!


Views: 26


You need to be a member of Eric Orton and The Cool Impossible to add comments!

Join Eric Orton and The Cool Impossible

Comment by Lori Enlow on January 10, 2014 at 9:10am

I LOVE the pic!!! That is great and soooo true! 

Comment by David Emilsson on January 9, 2014 at 2:20pm
Hope to get you some pictures but as I usually run after work it's black outside. We're way up north and in the winter time not much day light. Sun rises around 8.30 am and sets about 3.30 pm and in the really northern parts the sun never rises. In the summer time it's the other way around. Then the sun never sets... Here's a pic for u guys to decribe the feeling right now:

But I'll try to take a pic during a run later on.
Comment by Eric Orton on January 9, 2014 at 2:07pm

Hello Sweden - thanks for the great post and glad to hear the hills did you right!!  Keep confusing the dog - good training and keep us posted.

Sends some pictures from Sweden - I always like see other runners home base.

B2R Shoes and Foot Strength



  • Add Videos
  • View All


  • Add Photos
  • View All


Invitation to La Ultra - The High

Started by Double A in Born to Run 7 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi All! I volunteered last year as personal crew at La Ultra - The High touted as the 'cruelest ultra in the world'. This is a 333 Km run in the Indian Himalayas and includes three passes close to…Continue

Tags: Event, Ultramarathon, Ultra

Training plan - Putting it all together

Started by Melissa Lehman in Run Training. Last reply by Melissa Lehman yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi all,I don't see a whole lot of replies to posts on here, but I'm giving it a shot, anyway!I have a couple of races coming up in the next few weeks, and then I intend to launch myself into the…Continue

Strategic Running Foundation App?

Started by Ben Brewer in Run Training. Last reply by craigjak yesterday. 2 Replies

A while ago, there was a bit of discussion about ways to encourage the Cool Impossible community and a random thought I had a few days ago brought a possible idea to mind - what about an app to…Continue

Energy Balls

Started by Robert Burpee in Run Training yesterday. 0 Replies

I find these fantasitic when on a long run, well to be truthful there great anytime and I've been making them for about a year now. In fact very often I've gone to get them before a run but alas…Continue

© 2014   Created by Eric Orton.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service


Live Video