Category Archives: Odds & Ends

NEW Website – Woohoo

Hello every one,

This will be the last post on this blog, I have made my own website. It will be about the same as it has been here: Running, races, fitness, a healthy lifestyle, beauty and other bits and pieces I find suitable for my site. Please come and check it out.

  www.niftyurbanstyle.com

 

Big smiles and see you over on my NEW site.

Stine

Merry Christmas

Meeeerry Christmas, HO HO HO!

Even tho Christmas Eve and Day is over I would like to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas celebration. I really hope you’ve all been able to relax and just take in the pleasures of this magical season.

What are your Xmas traditions? Any films you HAVE to see, food you HAVE to eat, songs you HAVE to sing, or cookies you just HAVE to bake/EAT?

I love this holiday and all its traditions. Every year I HAVE to see ‘The Holiday’ and ‘Love Actually’, several times actually. They really are my favourite films of all time. With Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Jude Law staring in them, I don’t know if it makes a difference, do you?  Heck yeah, of course it does  *drools*

Every year on Xmas Eve me and my family have ‘pinnakjøtt’. A Norwegian tradition, and apparently 30% of the Norwegian population eat it over Xmas. It’s smoked single ribs from sheep, and it tastes like heaven.

Cookies, yes, we have them. All types! Some with chocolate, some with coconut, and some with both. My family gets together before Xmas and have a baking-day. We bake and decorate mums tree, and just enjoy each others company whilst listening to Xmas music.

Until next time, Happy Holidays!

Buried in books – Dreaming of Christmas holiday

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m sitting here with my head buried in my books as the most horrid time of the year has announced it’s arrival –  yes, EXAM SEASON. I can only wish for it to be over so I can relax and enjoy the holiday.

During the holiday I will plough through the marathon books I bought earlier this year and never had the time to read. I will have a proper dig and give a little review of them here on my blog. Maybe I shall quit Uni and start a new career as a marathon book reviewer? Right now that seems like a great idea…    The books on my bedside table collecting dust are;

-Sam MurphyMarathon and Half Marathon: From Start to Finish

-Whitsett, Dolgener, Kole ‘The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer

-Dawn Dais ‘The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women: Get Off Your Butt and On with Your Training

If you have read a book about running , health & fitness or even a great novel you enjoyed, let me know as I would love some tips on good reading material. For now I leave all reading to Christmas and summer holidays, that’s when I have time to indulge in great stories. I feel guilty if I read novels instead of text books during the semester. Not that text books aren’t rewarding, it is just not in the same way as relaxing in a comfortable chair with a cup of tea and an open fire. ‘Damn we don’t have an open fire’.

Big waves for now.

General update!

It’s been over a month since last post, Oh No’s!!! 

And what have I been doing with all this time that have kept me from writing on my blog? Hmmm…

Well, I have been running at all hours of the day. As you may know, I’m running a half marathon next year together with my good friend Franzi. Have a read about that here. We have been training for this 4 days a week for the last month, and OMG I love it, I really enjoy running.  I will do a separate post about how we get on with that. But I can tell you now, we are doing brilliantly, I am so proud of us  🙂

As well as running I have on the same days been doing some physio therapy workouts. I do them on the same days so I can keep my rest days as they are. Oh yes, and the reason I have to do physio workout is because my physio therapist told me to. Well yes, but also because I developed some knee pain that wouldn’t go away. So by doing that 4 times a week it is now much better, and they also found out the problem is my hip. (They being the physio therapists and chiropractor.)

So training aside. Uni has started and I spend my precious hours with my face in my books calculating, reading and doing some more calculations. My subjects this semester is Financial accounting and Financial statement analysis, Micro economy, Business communication in English – Written intercultural and ethical awareness and Criminal and financial crime.

Other than that, and more importantly, (No, It’s not more important than education and a healthy lifestyle, it’s just much more … mind numbing…)  I have spent some of my time on Ebay buying rings & nail varnishes, and the occasional bracelets and necklaces. Some of those might even show up here on my blog.

Some recreational coffees, dinners, girls night with face-masks and wine have also been taking up my time.

That’s it for now, and I will soon be back.

*waves* xxx

I’m back!

Hello all!!

So I’ve been away, I have been on holiday. It was wonderful, fun, recreational and so so needed. After a busy semester at Uni and then lots of working in my summer holiday it was time for some relaxation in the Norwegian mountains. There was some sunbathing by the river, bathing in the river, mountain hiking, bread-baking in the grill and even a little trip to a spa hotel. I will come back to this with a little review and pictures.

Right now I have lit some candles, poured a glass of red wine and I’m just enjoying the evening. Its dark outside, and I somehow got this autumn feeling. It must be the candles and the soft music playing in the background. Autumn is my favourite season, I love being outside in the wind and rainy weather, all wrapped up in a warm scarf and coat. I also love sitting inside with a warm cuppa and blanket just looking out, watching a good movie or reading a book, but hey who doesn’t?

As Uni starts for me next week I need to be all prepped and ready. So i will spend the next few days in full OCD-style, making my planes and schedules for the next months. This will include all my Uni lectures, studying, my work and last but not least my work-out schedule. I’m really looking forward for this semester to start. I’m all ready to set out for a few busy months doing what I love.

See you soon!

xxx

Sushi, Coffee and some Summer Retail Therapy

The other day I met my friend in town for some coffee and sushi, as normal, and then ended the day with some shopping, also as normal. 🙂

Oooh, I just got a coffee from my boyfriend, now this I can like.

So sushi, as always, was great. I love sushi. Whilst ignoring all sushi etiquette like; don’t mix wasabi into the soya sauce, don’t roll the sticks to get the ‘splints’ off and don’t eat half a nigiri, then put it down and finish it afterwards, I enjoyed it to my fullest. On the other hand , the option of not eating half is to stuff my mouth with a big bit of fish and rice, and in no way whatsoever look elegant or decent. I think I made the right decision.

I didn’t buy much, just some cheap & cheerful bracelets from H&M and a summery lacy scarf. But I needed that, its not fun sweating around in big flabby wooly wintery ones. So that was nice!

I took the effort to take some pictures, and here they are.  🙂 Let me know what you think.

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*wave*

Todays Quote

“You’ll never regret a workout.”  –Tone It Up

Random rambling

*Waves to you*

Now, here i will write about all and sundry, its for bits and pieces that dont really go into one of the other categories.  Alot of fun stuff will go into this one. Well, maybe not HAHAHA fall-on-the-floor-funny, but you know what I mean.

Stine 🙂