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Glädjeruset 2018

This is our local race here in Täby that we have done before (2016 I think) and we had talked about this one all year and Hanna wanted to do this one and initially she was going for the 5 K but we found out that they had a 2,5 K option for Juniors. We went and signed us all up, the girls for the 2,5 and myself for the 5K. Sarah we paid a 100 SEK extra for since the race is a charity event and we wanted to give some because she was going to do the 2,5 with the girls.

So the gun for the 2,5 K went off and all of us set of down the road and we split up and Norah went with me and Sarah stayed with Hannah. Norah was set on running as much as possible and I had to force her to walk from time to time so she would not hit the wall. She did good to the turn around and was going strong as we met Hannah and Sarah. Once we got closer I told her I would go ahead and take some pictures of her crossing the goal line and I had to put in some effort to lose her and get there ahead of her. She was tired but got in to the goal in great shape,

A few minutes Sarah and Hannah came in as well after have walked a little bit more of the course than me and Norah.

I ran the 5K and felt good once the road opened up and I could run at my own pace and came in along with my goal for the day.  See my result here

The hardware was not bad for such a small race and was real hit with the girls.

I think that is it for this post.

Thanks for reading.

-Mats

WordPress is here

For a long time I have considered switching the site to WordPress from Joomla that was installed here before and now a few days ago I pulled the trigger and downloaded a installation file and cleared my hosting account and installed WordPress. The installation was very easy and with just a few YouTube searches I´m up and running. Now the next step is to put a personal touch to the site and design it and start adding content to it. That has always been the though part for me, what to put up there for the visitors from the world wide interwebs. But that can change I hope.

I guess I will try again t journal about our family adventures and my training and some other topics that there are loose and vague ideas about.

It will also serve as a learning platform for me to dive in to WordPress and how to use it for creating websites. I tried to learn Joomla but that was a platform that I think is very powerful but you really need to spend some time learning it because it was not all that straightforward in the design phase, at least not to me. I think Joomla is more for true developers if you look at it from a admin side of thing. I hope WordPress will be more intuitive and it will be easier to build the different pages that are planned.