Didn´t think so at 15.46 when Robin decided to cry so much, he threw up his dinner all over himself/the floor and my newly washed T-shirt. He was a tad upset that I was leaving again.
It´s certainly getting harder and harder to go away. It was impossible for me to imagine what it would be like, until now...
Anyway, I call a cab - my train is leaving for Stockholm at 16.12. By the time I´ve changed into clean clothes, washed Robin up and changed his outfit, it´s 15.55.
I´m out the door with the phone clinging to my ear. By the time I reach the operator of taxi company number three and he also tells me: "Sorry, no taxis at this moment", I´m ready to kill someone. WHAT?! I live in the center of Sweden´s second largest city for Christ´s sakes!
And I live in the smack bang middle of the city because I want to be able to call a cab any time of day, drink my coffee in a proper coffee bar and not having to cut the bloody grass!
At 16.05, I´m behind the wheel in my car.
No, I didn´t keep to the speed limit and I almost handbrake-skid into the parking space at the train station.
16.10. No valid parking ticket. I get my VISA-card out. At 16.12 I´m by the right train track. Turns out the train is 6 minutes delayed due to late arrival. Good old SJ!
I think my heart slowed down around Skövde.
Eventually I´m here. So is my music, my spinning shoes, my lecture and my friends.
Worked with Sierra, Maria, Jessica & Jaime for 2 days, perfecting their kettlebell skills at MyrbergBjörn. Heaps of sweat, swings and smiles! I love weekends like this, when you get to work with what you love, have great friends around AND sleep in your own bed! :)
Sierra, Maria, Jess & Jaime
After the course finished on Sunday, P and I made a quick visit to do half an hour in the gym (yes, training.) and sneak in for a picture
Magnus & Jessica will ROCK the HOUSE next weekend at NIKE Stockholm!
Damn, I feel like the proud mother...
How well would you say the Incycle team knows me, when they got me THIS as a birthday present?! An absolutely wickedly, amazing bracelet from Fairytale, which I have been drooling over since I first saw it! It´s so me, it´s scary.
Breakfast English style, then heading down to Soho! Where we meet my childhood friend Eve just like that on the street! She lives in the USA .... How amazing is that?!?! Managed to sit down at a coffeshop who served wheat and gluten free banana cake, heaven YES!!!!
Shopping and laughing we then went to the convention arranged by James D'Silva! The first class sucked but Maria and I had a laugh and a hughe ego boost hahaha The second class was with the trainer of Etan Hawke amongst other, and DAMN did that kick our asses, oh YES indeed! Finished of with a hot yoga class!
Before dinner and drinks we just had to take a powernap at our qute hotel! Then the night was spent at CUBA, or at least so it felt! Cottons rocked :)
Now of to Jivamukti yoga with cat as a warmup for Forrest!
Photo shoot number two coming up tomorrow morning.
A pleasure to help out today, when gorgeous and talented team ECWC + darling JO rolled out the yoga mats to bring on the shakti energy at the photo shoot for Yoga Games.
This will be THE yoga event to attend in June at Svenska Mässan here in Gothenburg - for ALL of you who love to get your high on your ecological yoga mat, whether in Sukasana (easy pose) or Vrkasana (handstand).
I know I’m a yogi when I look at this and think ‘wow, I bet she does a lot of spinal twists’!!!
The day has been spent shooting pics for THE YOGA GAMES - jihoo I am so excited over this event! So many GREAT teachers coming to Gothenburg JUNE 3-5!!!
And you know what - I'm the girl how just can't get motivated by achieving things like handstand, being able to do bendalloverasanas, lifting heavy things, running a distance in a certain time. Am I not competitive - HELL Yeah I am. But I just don't find it motivating to train for things like that! I do yoga and sports because it makes me feel SO GOOD! That is enough for me :)
AND - this is what I am coming to hihi - Today I managed to do several poses that I for sure couldn't do last year - I haven't practised particularly for them, they just happened today :)
MO: We see each other too rarely, but when we do - sparks fly!
Anything goes: family, travels, fashion, work, relationships, work, children, a tiny bit of training (I´m the only one who´s a fitness nut in this company), social media, more work... I think you get the point.
Only one of us is employed, and her position is so special that she hardly knows her own title.
It could be: "SupadupamegamanagerbossresponsibleforestablishingthebusinessinHKandmainlandChina", but I´m sure that would not make her justice.
For the rest of us it´s the love and juice and challenge and freedom and creative madness that is self-employment, that´s the name of the game. Hence the work talk. And we´re not even close to being in the same line of work, which makes it even more interesting.
What is VERY predictable is where we go for food.
The Asian Invasion crew ALWAYS head down to the same Chinese restaurant.
Well, to be fair, we tried to go somewhere else tonight, but it turned out they´re closed Sundays. Their loss.
I LOVE these 3 gals, I really do.
Beautiful both on the inside as well as the outside.
And yes, the photographs are not supposed to do us justice. I like to keep this crew to myself.
I'm into the 6am wake up time now - actually feels ok :) Even on a Sunday! Last day of my GLOBAL YOGA TT part 3 and I am so grateful at the same time as it is SUCH hard work... Sometimes I'm thinking: WHY Am I doing this?! I am exhausted after each day. But then my soul answerers me: You know why!
And I do!
Yesterday this was one of the Peak poses :) YogiDandasana! Whoppa or what do you say ;)
After the grande FINALE today I can't wait to come home and relax with the love of my life! Oh I've missed him like this rabbit/dog?/Mouse? would miss it's cookies!!!
And then what?!
Well January here we come!!!
- 2 photo shoots - Perhaps a DVD from Global Yoga - would you be interested?! - London Baby YEAH!!!!!! With Drinks and party then Ana Forrest - a little YIN to the YANG! - Landing straight in Sthlm ready for THE BLAST JIhooooo where I am teaching 3 PURE FRESH NEW out of the box blue classes!!!
+ It's my BIRTHDAY soon Jippie :)
Love a very excited Jo (keep your fingers crossed that I won't self sabotage January this time ;)
Oh. It´s like 2011 made a false start out of the starting blocks and I sort of got left behind, waiting for the judge/referee (or whatever you call them - the ones that stand by the sideline and whistle madly when someone runs off too early) to call everyone back and re-start all over again.
Do you know what I mean?
Anyway, MyrbergBjörn has opened with a bang and I´m A) slowly getting used to being a studio owner and B) even slower at getting used to teaching a heap load of classes again.
I have two more to go tonight, 1 spinning class at Gymnasium/Elixia Sisjön and 1 Kettlebell YIN at MyrbergBjörn.
Wednesdays will be a bit mad this spring.
4 classes AND training with my PT.
But still, I did a PR in deadlifts today! 95kg. 95kg! That IS mad! 1.6 times my own body weight.