BARBIETEC's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BARBIETEC BARBIETEC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ What is happening? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151789 well.. since March I have only gotten bad news about my health. <BR> <BR> Like I told you in my last blog the cancer has spread to the brain and I went to 10 radiations (lost my hair again). I have also been in chemo therapy since March every second Wednesday but I am sorry to say that it is not helping. <BR> <BR> The cancer has spread to my shoulders, hips, more of my spine and more in my brain. <BR> <BR> I am not having much pain, but I get tired really soon and I have not been able to e... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:04:39 EST In one week, got married, diagnosed with cancer in my brain and went for a 10K "Race" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022069 I can't describe the feeling I am having all over my body and soul how this week has gone. <BR> <BR> On Sunday just one week ago I got married to my husband that I have been lived with and loved for 8 years. <BR> <BR> On Wednesday they found more cancer in my brain in two places and I am starting radiation with the chemo therapy because of the cancer that is in my spine. <BR> <BR> The first thing I asked was "Can I go to the 10k race on saturday?"... the doctor said YES IF YOU WALK! hehehe... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 16:59:31 EST 10k race tomorrow even though I was diagnosed with more cancer on wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019856 This has been a strange week! Got married on Sunday, went to chemo on Wednesday that did not go so well because the doctors found 2 tumors in my head. <BR> <BR> After one night at the hospital and some scans it came out as 1 tumor that is 5mm and another 3mm really deep in my brain. <BR> <BR> ok.. what to do.. Reykjavik Marathon 10k after three days and the first ting I asked my doctor was CAN I GO?!?!?!... <BR> <BR> He laughed and said.. yes but WALK!... ok.. it's a deal! <BR> <BR> So t... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:03:39 EST Getting married on Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009174 I am getting married next Sunday :) :) :) <BR> <BR> I know I have always talked about my hubby as a husband but I never remember how to write (I have to look it up now) fiancé. <BR> <BR> The doctor told us to hurry up the wedding because of the cancer situation, but we were going to do it 12.12.12 but instead it will be 12.08.12. (dd.mm.yy) I think there is a lot of power in this date. <BR> <BR> This is my grate-grandmother's birthday. <BR> If you take 12 the day and 2012 the year and do a... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 04:50:41 EST What is going on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965728 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l764909053.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know you want to follow up what is going on so here it goes... <BR> <BR> Today I started chemo therapy again! The medicines I have been taking is not working so the doctor told me that bad news today and started the chemo... <BR> <BR> I will probable not lose my hair, thank god for that! But I guess there will be side effects. <BR> <BR> I hope I can still work, we are doing so much cool things at work that I... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:14:32 EST Mickey Mouse Marathon for Children - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930317 Today is the Icelandic independence day and because of that there was a Mickey Mouse Marathon for children, 4.2 km instead of 42km :) <BR> <BR> I wanted to go with my son, so we went, my husband, son and I, happy and glad to be able to run with all the families. <BR> <BR> Well I didn't run, but I walked fast and sometimes slow, but it was a wonderful time and I think it is important to show children how it is fun to exercise and do healthy things. <BR> <BR> Here are pictures from the race ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 16:21:56 EST Still fighting the Big C http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921958 Where to begin, or where to end :) <BR> <BR> Last entry was on Easter and I was heading to NY city, can you belief it! <BR> <BR> The NY trip was fantastic, I just can't describe it in one word, the things I did with my dear friends was amazing and I sure can make a check mark on my bucket list but my friends where so good to me and they just said yes to everything I wanted to to :) <BR> <BR> The top of the trip was when we rented bikes and cycled around Central Park and I was not the last ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:18:40 EST Happy easter - Going to NY - Cancer news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824153 Well I am still fighting... I haven't told you that the doctors found more cancer in my spine so I have gone to 10 radiations on my upper spine and on Tuesday I am going to have 5 radiations on my lower spine. <BR> <BR> I am in a lot of pain if I can be honest and I am taking a lot of pain medicine. I even think I was little bit high for a week hehehe they were so strong, but that has gone now. Instead I have this pain when I swallow food, I just can feel it going slowly to my stomach and I ... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 05:44:23 EST Cancer battle II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785665 Short and simple.... <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed with cancer again last Friday, it is in my spine, stage 4, 1x2cm big. <BR> <BR> The reason I have not been on SP for the last months is because I have been enjoying life so much by going to work, going to the gym, spend time with my family, friends, writing for a lifestyle webpage and so on, that I have not given me time to write here and keep you updated what I have been doing for my health. <BR> <BR> I was in full action, losing weight, goin... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:57:02 EST The weight is going down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4680373 I have been eating after the Weight Watchers program. My husband started doing it and he is losing weight week after week, so I thought I should try it also. <BR> <BR> Wow it works! and the good thing about it is that I can eat everything I just have to think about how many points it costs. My goal is not to lose kg quickly but lose some every week. I want to lose 10-12 kg! <BR> <BR> I went to my cancer doctor on Friday and he put me on the scale and his jaw felt to the ground hehehe.. 6% o... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:31:48 EST Happy new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666611 Where to begin! <BR> <BR> Almost two months since I wrote a blog and lot of things has been going on since. All good :) <BR> <BR> I am doing so well. My hair has come back and it is curly and everything!! I used to have straight hair, but now ? O no... curly curly and it is all over the place :) <BR> <BR> I got a personal trainer for 3 months and I did a awesome job with her. I lost a lot of cm and some kg. I gained six kg during my cancer trip, but I have lost them all so I am really happ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:54:51 EST My trip to Seattle and Victoria BC and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4578084 I am back from Seattle and Victoria :) <BR> <BR> My husband and I had a lovely time and did a lot of fun stuff. Before I start writing about that I want to tell you how I am doing in my health journey :) <BR> <BR> First, I went to the Oncologist (cancer doctor) the day before my departure to USA and Canada and he said that I am fine. The blood test came out really well and he is really satisfied that I am not feeling any side effects from the pills I have to take for five years. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:33:09 EST What have I been up to ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4531489 What have I been up to ? <BR> <BR> Work (LOVE IT) <BR> Lifting weights 3x a week (LOVE IT) <BR> Running 2x a week (LOVE IT) <BR> Went to the country last weekend with a group of girls (LOVE IT) <BR> Next weekend I am going to a spa with a group of girls over one night (THAT WILL BE FUN!) <BR> Getting smaller (LOVE IT) <BR> Taking care of my diet (AWESOME!) <BR> After two weeks I am going to Seattle and Victoria BC. with my husband (THAT WILL BE FANTASTIC) <BR> <BR> *ahhhh* <BR> <BR> But do... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 04:48:05 EST Regaining my wardrobe and thoughts about Food with high Glycemic Index http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508018 At the beginning of the month I started taking care of my diet, started to send my personal trainer food diary and couple of weeks ago I started going to the GYM lifting weights. <BR> <BR> Now only 28 days later I am starting to fit into my old clothes that are smaller but this morning I was able to wear trousers that have not fitted since I started my cancer journey. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> There is something my trainer let me do that I am not used to but after lifting weights ... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 07:44:09 EST My first HIT practice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4502929 Since I started working I go to sleep at 9PM hehehehe.... So the SP time has been cut out of my schedule but I am finding some balance so I can keep you updated :) <BR> <BR> I go to the GYM three times a week and I love it. I go also two times pr. week running I am doing some HIT practices and tempo runs. <BR> <BR> My first HIT Practice was on Wednesday and I put the exercise in my Forerunner but I told the wach to make me do the run x20 not x10! <BR> <BR> So I did a 10 minutes warm up <B... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 11:33:16 EST Long time no see.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4494218 I am still up and running :) <BR> <BR> There has been a lot of stuff going on, but all good things. I have started working again (WHOWHO!!!) and I just love the project I am going to do this winter.. just LOVE IT!... <BR> <BR> Because I have started working I have not been in the computer at home that much but hopefully I will get into a rhythm and start using SP again :) <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I got myself a personal trainer and I am watching my diet and wow I feel the diff... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 06:53:15 EST Gym Membership http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4469522 Today I bought a gym membership! <BR> <BR> I even went to my first class! <BR> <BR> There is this group of girls that I have got to know through the cancer thing and they are going to the gym this winter twice a week with a trainer that has also had cancer so he knows how we are feeling. <BR> <BR> This is a closed group just for us so I just had to grab this opportunity and go! <BR> <BR> He is going to have all kind of exercises. Yoga, Tabata, strength training, name it! he is going to do... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:40:33 EST My 5k race - PICTURES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4464329 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l962002819.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is always so much fun to take a part in a street race, even though I don't understand what I am doing when I am racing, but when I reach the finish line and it is over... <BR> <BR> I AM SUPER HAPPY! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196538052.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This race was pretty hard for me for some reason. The route was awesome, weather really good but the body was not in it's bes... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 14:26:38 EST Going to USA and Canada!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460120 My goal has been for the last months to live in the moment and when I read a FB status from my friend that for 24h people could get cheep tickets to Seattle I said to my husband <BR> <BR> WE ARE GOING!!!... <BR> <BR> So I had to stay awake until midnight ( I always go to sleep about 10) and we bought two tickets!!! <BR> <BR> When I woke up the day after I started to arrange things so we could go hehehe... bud suddenly I noticed that we will be in USA when HALLOWEEN IS!!!! <BR> <BR> WOW I... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 08:54:53 EST Speechless! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4457115 I am speechless about the response I have gotten because I posted the video of my cancer journey. <BR> <BR> You have sure made me happy and motivated me to want to take more care of my health and be strong. <BR> <BR> During treatment I have gained weight but I want to lose it! <BR> <BR> I started yesterday to cut out sugar from my diet and in beginning of September I will start going to a personal trainer WHOWHO! <BR> <BR> Hey! and guess what! <BR> <BR> I have always wanted to learn how... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:18:16 EST Video about my cancer journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4452301 When I got diagnosed with breast cancer last Desember I visualized in my mind how I wanted to make that journey be and finally end. <BR> <BR> I guess I can say that everything I imagined and visualized came true and so much more. <BR> <BR> I have put together a video for you to see that even though you are going through a hard time you can still live and do wonderful things. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to my You Tube video... <BR> <BR> I hope you will enjoy it :) <BR> <BR> <link>www.yout... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 06:25:45 EST The 10K race - graduated from cancer - PICTURES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439493 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l720395176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What a fantastic way to graduate from cancer treatment by going 10k yesterday! <BR> <BR> I can't describe the feeling I had when I was going the 10k with my sister and daughter, my husband and son walking behind my with LAURIETAIT, and my brother in law and his son! <BR> <BR> When I crossed the finish line my endorsement went through and the cancer center Light got 875$ <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures that I to... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:29:24 EST Radiation therapy is FINISHED! - 2 days until the 10k race!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4435225 On Wednesday I finished radiation!!! <BR> <BR> I told my doctors when I started the radiation that I would cycle every single time! NO MATTER WHAT!... they tried to tell me that I could get tired, and lazy because of the radiation but I told them NO! hehehe.. <BR> <BR> So 5 weeks , 25 radiations and 270 km later I HAVE FINISHED!!!!! <BR> <BR> ...and! I cycled every single time! <BR> <BR> I took a picture of the door opener for you, I think it is so funny :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:19:53 EST My wish card - Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4423080 I have sometimes made myself a wish card and yesterday evening I thought it was time to make a new one. <BR> <BR> This is how it looks like... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l359524851.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1. Breast - Because I only have one breast I want another :) <BR> 2. iPhone 5 - I am a geek and I want the new iPhone when it gets out hehe <BR> 3. Work - I can't wait to go to work again.. just can't wait! <BR> 4. Happy Family - My wish is that my family will b... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:14:52 EST Offical time in the race - pictures - fantastic weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4413591 I got it under 38 min!.. 37:59! but it was under 38!!! heheheh :) <BR> <BR> The photographer got some really nice pictures of me and my sister! <BR> <BR> Me... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l398018123.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l390958072.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My sister <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l669133220.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l915806422.jpg"> <BR> <BR... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 05:56:57 EST Life is good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410189 Laying in bed with my feets up in the air, reading the newest Runner's world and letting the tiredness just wash away while I drink all the knowledge I can get about running..... <BR> <BR> Yes Life is good! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l162594939.jpg"> Sat, 6 Aug 2011 06:46:18 EST Sri-Chinmoy 5 race yesterday - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4408208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l508305242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I ran for the third time in a row in this race and like always it gave me so much joy and happiness that I thought I would never fall a sleep yesterday evening I was so excited. <BR> <BR> I was also really proud after the race for several reasons. <BR> <BR> 1. The doctors tell me that I should be tired because of the radiation and my endurance should get worse but it is getting BETTER! <BR> <BR> 2. My... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 04:52:20 EST The July result - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4396328 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l667785738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When I started writing this blog I was reading my final numbers for July when I noticed I needed only 8km to get the Ironman cycling distance (180 km) but that was my goal for this month (42k running and 180 km cycling (no swimming the doctors say no :()) <BR> <BR> OK.... I could just let it go and go to bed OR I could jump on the bike and go out! <BR> <BR> I guess you know what I did :) <BR> <BR> Yes.... the fi... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:22:35 EST is afterburn a new fashion ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4393580 There is a lot of discussion where I live about Afterburn. Now people are trying to exercice with a lot of effort to get more of this afterburn and burn more calories after you stop exercising. <BR> <BR> I have been wondering if this is some kind of new fashion in the fitness world or does it make sense ? <BR> <BR> I would like to know the difference of the calories you burn after practise if a person exercise for an hour doing a slow run burning say 800 calories, or doing a 30 minute of ex... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:53:34 EST I got over 1000 fitness minutes and the month is not over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4388099 WHOWHO!!!! <BR> <BR> Today I got 1,000 Monthly Fitness Minutes award! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l331598707.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did not imagen that this could happen when the month began! <BR> <BR> I guess it is a toast time! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l437347528.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have finished 10 radiations, only 15 left WHOWHO!!!... it is getting closer to the new beginning :) <BR> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:42:29 EST Lack of sleep makes your balance go wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4382707 I have been rather balanced in my exercise and diet but last Friday I went out for dinner with the girls and had some drinks and wow that messes all up. <BR> <BR> Now my brain screams candy candy candy and even though it was supposed to be my run day today I am not going :/ I am so tired hehe.. I came home 2AM!!! but I usually go to bed at 10PM hihihihih :) But it was fun going out with the girls... <BR> <BR> I have had a really fun days last week, we rented a scooter and yesterday I went f... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:20:53 EST I ran 5k!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371755 OMG! I was only going for 4k! when I ran out of the door ready to do some exercice before my cycling tour to the hospital. <BR> <BR> Before the run I got to my postbox and guess what just came through the mail fresh from USA. <BR> <BR> my first issue of RUNNER's WORLD!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425301967.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When I saw it, I said to myself. OK YOU ARE GOING FIVE!!!! <BR> <BR> I thought of Runner's World the whole time, and my friend fro... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 05:12:53 EST Wind in my hair - photo shoot - enjoying live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4367522 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l331400342.jpg"> <BR> <BR> See this pictures... the Super Powers are starting to come over me :) <BR> <BR> I have been enjoying the summer vacation with my family, going to a little island called Viðey, Picknicks, going to the animal farm and do a lot of stuff. I cycle also to radiation so I get 9-11 km cycling tour every week day, and I have managed to run three times pr. week. <BR> <BR> I even ran 4km yesterday! but I was only going for... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 05:03:38 EST Wife vs. Husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4358530 I and my husband went shopping..... <BR> <BR> I bought fruits and he snacks! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l699002356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My first radiation is tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Got 2.75k run today and 11 km cycling! <BR> <BR> The chief physician told me that my lungs will get some radiation and that will affect my breathing. I guess you know what I thought when he said it, but I WILL NOT STOP RUNNING! <BR> <BR> I am eating to much *sigh*.. the exercise is G... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:11:35 EST More Rhubarb time in Rhubarberian world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4354502 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579473479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just have to tell you about this! <BR> <BR> I made a Wedded and Bliss Cake! This cake that is really popular in my country but the old recipie has a lot of butter and sugar in it so I guess it is not my first choice these days. This recipe I found (made with my rhubarb jam) is so much healthier and it is delicious! <BR> <BR> <link>cafesigrun.co.uk/oatmeal-and-jam-cak<BR>e-wedded-bliss-cake </link> <BR> <B... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 05:14:40 EST It's Rhubarb time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4351542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l84977480.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I feel like I am living in Rhubarberian world (did you know that if you google this word it does not fin any results ? yes! that's because it is probable not a word :)) <BR> <BR> Now it is Rhubarb times here in Iceland and my grandmother has a huge Rhubarb garden and after reading about this greens (it is not a fruit) I thought that I had to do something out of it! <BR> <BR> It is full of Vitamins C, fiber and in ... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 15:26:26 EST Radiation preparation #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4345293 This morning I jumped on the bike and cycled with my husband to the hospital but today I went to CT and X-ray so the nurses will know where to radiate me (and give me super powers ;)) <BR> <BR> Everything went well and it only took an hour! <BR> <BR> I said to the nurse when she started to talk about the side affects that I don't want to hear them. I am not going to have any and if she tells me about them I will get them and I have to believe that I am not going to have any. <BR> <BR> She ... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 16:24:13 EST My first hiking this year! - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4342714 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747532871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WHOWHO!!! I went!!!! <BR> <BR> The weather ? <BR> ......Fantastic! <BR> The doctors appointment ? <BR> ......ON TIME! <BR> <BR> I had NO excuse! <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 hour and 4.3 km! WHOWHO! I even went walking and got my boy from Kindergarten (23 min walk), so I have gotten almost 2 hours of exercise today! <BR> <BR> I can feel how my strength is coming back :) <BR> <BR> I am going to the hospital tomorrow for a p... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 14:06:05 EST Am I going hiking tomorrow ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4341046 Tomorrow I am going to walk up a mountain... well not a real mountain like Everest, more like a hill, but it feels like a mountain! but if I translate the name it could be called Mt. Wolf! But there are no wolfes there I promise. <BR> <BR> I have went there before and last year 12th of May I cycled 30km and then "ran" up the hill/mountain 4.3 km and cycled home 10k! <BR> <BR> Now I am nervous just going up! <BR> <BR> I have a doctor appointment at 10, and the reason why I am writing about ... Mon, 4 Jul 2011 18:47:50 EST My experimental kitchen - With Pictures and Recipies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4338531 When I finished Chemo I said to myself, that now is the time to make some changes in my diet, or actually what I cook and bake, and now is time to try something new. When I was in Chemo it was really difficult to focus on diet and I just ate what my husband gave me and I was ready to prepare. <BR> <BR> I have meaning to try this webpage out for a long time - <link>http://www.cafesigrun.co.uk/ </link> but the woman who write these recipes is a vegetarian, really healthy, has not eaten cand... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 10:01:32 EST What to do when you meet someone while you are running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4336661 Ok!.. Straighten your back, pick up the pace and say "hello", "good morning", "good day" depends when you are running and SMILE! <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Why ? <BR> <BR> Because you will remember this moment, and the smile you get back from people! <BR> <BR> And you look better! <BR> <BR> See this! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l360696261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Vs. this! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 06:32:42 EST Made an running group accidentally - PICTURES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4331062 OK... I am always making choices that makes me do stuff that I have not planned to do.... hehehe.. <BR> <BR> Now I accidentally made a running group on Facebook :/ <BR> <BR> Well.. I made an event to go outside running and asked some people to join me, and they asked some people to join, and they asked people to join and when I showed up at the running place, there were 14 girls there! <BR> <BR> After the run they said! OK what should we call this running group ? <BR> <BR> So I made a gr... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:26:50 EST My running plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325028 I went outside running this morning :) <BR> <BR> My goal was to run all the time and find out how far I could go, but after 1 km I felt that this was enough so I pushed myself to go 500m further. <BR> <BR> So in April I ran 130m and got tired, now I run 1500m and get tired :) PRETTY GOOOD! :) <BR> <BR> I made a plan in my head while I was running. <BR> <BR> I am going outside 3 times a week and make the distances 10% longer each time. If I do that for 9 weeks I will able to get 17km in t... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 06:16:02 EST I ran 5k week after finishing chemo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4319853 People have said to me for the past few months that I would not be able to go 5k only week after going 16 times to chemotherapy, but every time people said it I got stronger in my mind that I was going! <BR> <BR> I do not like when people tell me that I CAN'T do something and I get stubborn and try everything I can to DO IT!. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went 5k in the Midnight run, third year in a row! Over 1500 runners ran the race and it was the perfect running weather that you can imagen!!! <B... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:03:04 EST Summer - Race tonight - Columnist - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4317009 I released yesterday that I have gone outside and exercise four times since last Saturday! and tonight is the Midnight run (5K) so I guess I have started moving without releasing it! <BR> <BR> I guess there is some balance in that, exercising without thinking about it. I guess it has become some kind of lifestyle ? <BR> <BR> I must say that it is GRATE! not going to chemo anymore!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Me and my sister went on Monday downtown and bought some clothes for the Reykjavik... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 04:35:18 EST Some kind of a plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4307900 I have been reading your comments about what I should focus on for the next four weeks, but after reading it I have decided that I am going to exercice not to burn some calories, but to get my strength back. <BR> <BR> I am not going to focus on the scale, but how I am feeling, and I am going to eat healthy and try out new healthy recipes three times a week, cook for two dinners in a row to save some time. <BR> <BR> There is this woman that I know that makes healthy and good recipies <lin... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 06:10:55 EST Need some advice! I have four weeks and no idea how to start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4303056 I am in a bit of a jam.... I think it is a luxury jam with a bit of strawberry flavor, but a jam... (I am so funny!) <BR> <BR> I have four weeks until my radiation starts and I want to get my health back! I know I will not get it in four weeks, but I want to maximize the time and hopefully lose some pounds and get some strength... <BR> <BR> But how! <BR> <BR> My energy level is low and there is a lack of food persistence, probably because of the low energy that I am feeling, and I need a... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:08:33 EST My last Chemotherapy and the future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4300645 Can you believe it! <BR> <BR> I have finished 16 chemotherapies and it is OVER!!!, SIXTEEN!!!! I know that lot of people have finished chemo, but I am so happy that when I opened the door and left the chemo ward I cantered/galloped like a child. (jumped with one leg at the time, is it canter/galloped ?) I also hugged every staff that I met and new hehehehe :) <BR> <BR> My sister gave me a package that I was supposed to open when I had gotten my shot and the medicine started to flow to my bo... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:24:13 EST My balcony garden - Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4288480 First of all.. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS!!! I love them! Haven't have time to answer them, but do not despair, I will do it! :) <BR> <BR> Here is my balcony garden!!!! My husband made it for me and my son :) and this morning I put some plants in it.. <BR> <BR> broccoli <BR> turnip <BR> carrots <BR> spinach <BR> kale <BR> chive <BR> <BR> Here are the pictures :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l415293156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 18:25:26 EST Chemo #15 - People are kind - Charity run around Iceland and more.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4285926 wow I have so much to say today!!! <BR> <BR> My doctor said yes to the chemo so I went whowho!!! I never imagen I would think "please I have to go to chemo, please let me go please please please!" <BR> <BR> I was like a child at chemo saying to my doctor while he was looking at my blood test and reading about my trip to the hospital "I'm ok, I feel good, There is nothing wrong with me, I am ok OK!".... <BR> <BR> He looked at me and said "Are you trying to make me not say: we have to skip t... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 15:46:16 EST