I’m always happy when I come across old friends that have started blogging or suddenly has a profile on Twitter (here is mine). Two days ago, I received a link from Ingvild Wedaa Tennfjord, a profiled Norwegian feature journalist in Dagbladet (portraits is her speciality) and at the Norwegian Broadcast Corporation, NRK. She is always able to amuse me with her articles (in Norwegian).
We go way back to the student newspaper in Bergen, Studvest, but two years ago, our paths crossed again. By coincidence, I read on her Facebook profile that she was training for the Oslo Marathon, as part of an article she was writing for the Norwegian magazine KK. No offence, I thought, but this could not be the crazy party girl I used to know in Bergen. She proved me completely wrong, of course, and finished the marathon. A few days later, she was back on high heels! Now, she is apparently obsessed with polar watches and is still training.
To make a long and sweaty story short, Ingvild was actually the person who got me into street racing. I had only been running regularly for a bit more than half a year when I read about her accomplishment, and reading about her marathon preparations on Facebook (as well in the magazine), kick-started my own running ambitions. As I’ve already told you Ingvild, thanks for your inspiration and happy blogging!
So far, I’ve done two races, Brussels 20k and Paris-Versailles (16k). This spring, I will do the Brussels 20k (end of May) again, and is looking for another one as well. My big question is – should I go for the Berlin halfmarathon in the beginning of April, or would it be wiser to look for something shorter, ex 10k? I’ve asked two running friends about this, and got two different answers. Now, I need to ask you.