micke-midlife on January 7th, 2010

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micke-midlife on September 18th, 2009

We arrived in Berlin yesterday night with the whole kit and caboodle and mother-in-law. Checked in at the hotel in a central and for the marathon great location. But that’s pretty much all there is good to say about the hotel. Whatever, we’re not here for hotel experiences but to challenge the clock and of [...]

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micke-midlife on July 10th, 2009

It’s a Golden League day today, Rome the third meeting in the series. Of course there are attempts for new records in some running disciplines and pace makers are in a central role again. In order to get into the spirit of tonight’s event I asked my pace makers, the queen and the little princess, [...]

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micke-midlife on April 18th, 2009

Daddy has it all figured out, she’s gonna be a high jumper or a pole-vaulter, no doubt about that. They are often the best looking female athletes and can in parallel pursue a career in modelling, the media or advertising. It’s all about looks and being good enough in something to be seen, right? Of [...]

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micke-midlife on February 22nd, 2009

Just in time for “laskiainen” - the high season for children in Finland to take their plastic bob sleighs and other downhill capable gear to the snow covered slopes - we got our own EUR 5 “plastic tub” to let our little princess be part of the fun. Of course, we didn’t just put her [...]

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micke-midlife on February 16th, 2009

Let’s do something new, I thought right before going out to do the long run. Of course, that was the most vulnerable moment for such a distraction. The moments between the desk at work and the changing room. The direction towards the car is quite the same, it’s very easy to accidentially miss the door [...]

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micke-midlife on January 11th, 2009

a very special daddy special today. daddy had some free time to hit the town with a friend. the queen and princess had their own meeting with a friend-became-recently-mother, those seem to be all around lately.
after the relaxed 15k run earlier in the morning, the gin based long drink tasted really good. or was it [...]

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micke-midlife on January 2nd, 2009

see here for part I
progress for him after 9 weeks since the first family run is to go a bit longer, perhaps 8 instead of 6km. progress for her is to actually enjoy the winter sunny weather and the nice views of the baltic sea bay while running together with the family. progress for the [...]

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micke-midlife on December 30th, 2008

the daycare closed during the holidays, the queen at work, so the little princess joined in on the morning session today. conditions dry an crisp with temperatures just below freezing, no snow. ideal for the stroller, a hartan skater model 2003, which was never really optimal for running but it actually does the job good [...]

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micke-midlife on December 18th, 2008

every time daddy goes out it takes ages for him to get ready. layer clothing that’s of course well understood, but then all those accessories and gadgets. need to study his gear more in detail.
dad’s got cool things!

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