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After the Europeans...

It was very good to have my parents and my children "together" with me in Gothenburg. They stayed at the Norwegian Seaman Church which is located next to the race walk course not far from the stadium. During the days I could choose to be in our team hotel or to be together with them. On the day of my race I became to nervous, then I made a phone call and five minutes later I met with Kiara, Sebastian, Stephan and my Mom. It was really good to see them. It was only 10 minutes, but when I went back to my room I was calm and focused!

After my race at the European Championships I had pain in my stomach, I was VERY tired, but still I was happy! My body was so exhausted that I only managed to sleep two hours from 2am to 4am during the night after the race. I had pain all over and my body was working hard to recover. I needed to sleep, but I couldn't. I stayed in bed and waited for the time to finally become 6am so that I could go down to eat breakfast.

For the next week I had problems with my stomach and I even had to take one day off from training. I just stayed home on the sofa or in bed the whole day. I didn't feel very good during race walk practice so we decided that it was time to start running again. My stomach was happy with that decision and I was able to do some training.

For a couple of days I have been feeling better. Finally my training is getting back to normal. The training for the last days has mostly been easy distance training, but on Saturday I did a Fartlek.

Now I finally look forward to compete again. My next race will be on Sunday the 27th. It will be a fast 5km race in Hildesheim, Germany :-)

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Stephan, Kiara Lea and Sebastian in the garden at the Church
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Sebastian and grandpa Kjell are prepared for uncle Erik's race
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My Mom and Kiara are cheering for me together with Ørjan and Sven and many other Norwegians

© all photos on this page: Vidar Ruud

©Kjersti Tysse Plätzer