On the 30th Anniversary of the Tjejmilen, I decided to participate. It is the biggest sporting event for women in Sweden.
I signed up in the walking category so we were the last two groups to start the race.
This was the category for women with baby strollers, walking sticks, and newbies like me.
I walked up on Germaine, we hugged, took a photo and I kept on moving. She was in a zone.
This may be around the 3 km mark, in the park and just by the restaurant where we took my mother on her most recent visit. So I thought of her as I walked by.
We walked a beautiful 10k course that took us through some of Stockholm’s prettiest paths.
One bottle of water lasted me the entire time. I only needed half of it. I did consumer half of a banana and a small power bar too. I got hungry.
Of course there were water stations along the route. Toilets too and at one point, we could take an energy tablet, that was chewable, from the hands of the dozens and dozens of volunteers.
My Swede described the event as a follkfest. There was live music at different stages along the course. How fun!
My Swede had the course map so I never knew where he may pop up. Can you imagine how much fun it was for him to surprise me?
What a great feeling to cross the finish line, pick up a medal and celebrate. And I didn’t event break a sweat. How cool is that? Ha ha!
I got the medal, the rose, and the Swede. It was a good, no GREAT day.
Nice things happen to me in Sweden.
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