bowling and gym

phewww im sore today. yesterday I went to the gym and legs/shoulders were focus. I felt sick, haha. I pushed hard and actually felt dizzy at times but what the heck. I survived and today my legs, butt and shoulders are sore. mission completed! after gym I went back home, showered, made lunch and then off to the bowl for my first practice in 2weeks. just wow hahaha that felt so weird but it was fun. we bowled a 2game bet, me, Josefine, Rasmus and Johan. girls against the boys. who won? of course the girls won!! and by over a 100pins. ha! kicked ass. :)

dinner at a chinease restaurant with a few people before heading back home. couch called my name. was watching a Geordie shore marathon and didnt go to bed until 2am. :/

cancelled gym this morning cause my body was sore. started cleaning up in my apartment instead. why does it get so messy when im not here!? hate it!
lunchdate with mom in the sun. lovely! made some big decisions over a schrimp salad. so excited for whats coming up. will tell you more about it soon :)

helped Josefine out when she was bowling earlier. then back home to finish up the apartment. dishes, cleaning, vacuum. still deciding if I have energy to drag my ass to the gym or if I should save it for tomorrow.

maybe gym
food
gs-marathon 😍
and maybe a glas of wine to celebrate

gothenburg

JUST WOW!

what a weekend. I have said it before and im gonna say it again, I am blessed to have such amazing friends. they are the weirdest, craziest, funniest, most awesome people and I love them to the moon and back. thanks for making this an unforgettable weekend. ♡

skydive
superheroes
safari
iswap faces
drinks
bars
clubs
theme parks
dinners in the sun
playing cards
late nights
early mornings

the best abs workout ive had done in a while. I cant remember last time I was laughing as much as I was this weekend. stomach hurt and the happy tears were streaming down my face.

here are the photos that are ok to be posted ;)













hi from gothenburg










having the best time with the best people in gothenburg. skydive, superheroes and drinks. Love it!

morning cardio

4:30am morning run. not really by choice but I gave up my attempts on falling asleep. since its summer it was already light outside I thought I would go out for a run. plan was to run down to the beach but halfway there I could feel my knee so I decided to run towards the short route in the woods cause the surface is softer there. a few meters down the road in the woods I just had to stop. a deer was running across. beautiful creature. and while I was standing there wacthing bambi slowly passing by I felt some creactures crawling on my arms. MOSQUITOS!
the ate me alive.
bastards! haha

I was home a little over a hour later, had breakfast and went to bed again at 7.30am. up around noon to try and get something done today. went up to my parents house to get some stuff done, hangout and not fall asleep. had dinner with them before going home. 😍

still awake, its 12am. just watched two movies - red dragon and I miss you. ready to get some sleep now.

tomorrow is gym and later on dinner with Emma ♡

15h

new week
started with me sleeping in
hehe
sunday was spent on the outdoor restaurants downtown for some lunch and drinks. everyone else were drinking but I was mostly miserable with the heat and my hangover combined with lack of sleep. I enjoyed every single minute with my friends this weekend, we had the best time and it was so much fun being back home again and just enjoy life.
I kinda forgot about the timedifference and also forgot to get the amount of sleep I might have needed so when we were done eating, we went to play some miniature golf and he is when it all happened. I just felt terrible and I had to leave the other to go home and get some sleep. I thought I tricked my body to come into the right time zone but I was wrong. hehe
when I came back home around 9.30pm I laid down on the couch and watched a movie. fell asleep and woke up right before midnight. brushed my teeth and went to bed, started another movie which I fell asleep to. 15h my alarm went off. 3pm. and I felt I could've slept longer if I would allow myself but no - I just had to get up.

cancelled practice cause I still felt sick/too tired
watched some tv
took a shower
dinner at my parents house
now back on the couch

who knows when I will fall asleep again?

anyways. had an amazing weekend with the most amazing people in my life. thanks guys. cant wait for next weekends adventure. just booked one of the craziest things ive ever done. friday it is!!

home sweet home

the last two weeks has been the most challenging and most disappointing weeks of my bowling career.

I have been working so hard the last year and especially the last 6 months for this tournament and I just fucked it up. I have a hard time believing in myself and I feel so tiny right now on the lanes. im trying to create something that isnt there, trying to figure out problems but I keep making it bigger problems instead. I just cant go out there and just bowl and enjoy it anymore. I dont know why. I dont know when I lost that sparkle. this is what kept me from writing and updating on here. I havent had the energy to do anything other than bowl, sleep and eat. I think I have lost a part of myself on the way. I love my dedication, I love working out, I love practicing, I loved my lifestyle but I think it got a little too serious. I couldn't really let go and just be my at times. I am serious about this game, I am serious about my career but I need to allow myself to be serious in my kind of way. to be able to relax and just enjoy life too.

this may not make sense to you but I think I had to write it down and to actually read it myself to understand and let go. I need to take a few days to figure out my next season, new goals and new adventures. how to get back to where I once was but a stronger version of it. I need to find a way to combinate hard work, dedication and life.

anyone having any great ideas please share.

I am sorry for bad update.
and while im at it:
thanks for all the support from you guys. it means the world to me & right now I need it more than ever.

5games

Im terrible at updating cause the wifi is so bad around here. there is no wifi at the stadium and only works when it wants to at the hotel.

we have bowled our first 5games of qualifying here at the stadium and usbc queens. I drilled a new ball for the pattern too, roto grips asylum. thanks to storm/roto for helping me out.
I bowled a squad which was on fresh - it was tough in the beginning, I started out using the wrong ball too and that didnt make it easier. I do have a plan to next time we bowl on fresh though. so I started with my asylum and it was too strong in the beginning, in the fill ball I tried my hammer deadly aim and that ball was much smoother so I kept that one for a game then back to asylum. really liked the look of that ball. that ball might turn out as a favorite in the bag.
I did ok the last few games. ended up with +13 which is about 60pins behind the cut.
cause yes, we got the great news yesterday they changed the cut from 64 to 32!! so stupid.

so im getting ready to bowl the open championships first and then the next 5games on burned. scores went up on burned to im hoping to post a high 5game block tonight. fingers crossed!

result can be found at: www.bowl.com - tournaments - queens

National Bowling Stadium





and look who came out to Reno to see me:




you guys remember Saphyre? I met her at the World Series of Bowling in Vegas last year. we practiced together and now her and her family came out here to say hi and watch me bowl. great support! so much fun seeing the family again. thanks guys for coming out here and see you again on sunday!



this city feels so old. it feels like I flew back in time. like the old part of las vegas. pretty cool. gonna do my first practice in an hour at the stadium - the small center downstairs - yes there is two haha. and then official practice later on today.

good morning sweden, goodnight reno

vacation is over
back to rutines
back to bowling
back to blog
back to all the fun stuff I love

its been a needed break and I feel more ready to get back at it and bowl again. good to get perspective.

today was a travel day. 5am wakeup call, left the hotel at 6am, flew from orlando to vegas at 8 and from vegas to reno in the afternoon. flight was very bumpy but it went great. got all my bags too. :)
when I arrived to the hotel I met up with the singapore-girls, went to the supermarket to buy some stuff, to a shoppingcenter, then off toconventiom center to watch some bowling. great to see them all again


evening was spent across the street at this place


just WOW! this bowling centre is unbelievable..

I will show you more picture tomorrow, now bed time! 9am breakfast :)

magic kingdom at disney world

so the last few days has been "busy". last time I updated here I was getting ready to practice. first time in over a week. brunswick were having a mini camp with Sean Rash, Parker Bohn III, Jason Sterner, Chuck Gardner and David O'sullivan. im lucky to be surrounded by amazing people and they took care of me all day. I got to bowl next to the camp as much as I wanted to. practiced by myself, watched other kids bowl and around noon when the camp took a lunch break Parker came over to me and asked why I have changed a few things and thanks to this I realized I had been overdoing one thing - when I then started doing what I was supposed to do it all seemed so much easier. Thank you Parker!!
I was one happy girl after that practice and im very excited to be going to queens now. :)

other than bowling ive spent some time by the pool, im sunburned! haha normally I have a hard time getting a nice tan but red counts as a color right now ;)
two nights out with great friends. enjoying my time off and some vacation. we are right now at disney world - I will post some pictures later on.

tomorrow is bowl expo! fun stuff :)

brunswick wekiva lanes

finally get to practice. early wake up call, 7am breakfast. took a cab from the hotel right before 8am to the hotel where Sean is staying. together with Sean, Sara and little cutie Kaylee we drove about 45mins from orlando to this place Wekiva lanes, brunswick is doing a minicamp and I get to practice all day. so good to see my roomie Jason again too!! #blk

IM EXCITED TO BOWL!



Texas de Brazil

guys, this place is amazing. ive said it before and im gonna say it again: heaven on earth. if you like meat and youre in the states do not miss out on this restaurant. brazilian steakhouse where they serve everything on skewers. filet mignon, sirloin, pork, chicken, sausages, ribs, lamb etc. together with a big buffeet of salads, cheese, salmon, chicken, sushi, potatoes, rice, sauce and on and on. as if this was enough they had a few delicious cakes and desserts to choose from. you wont leave hungry from this place!












and I got to wear my new shorts together with my new clutch from Michael Kors. absolutely love the green color!


btw.. how fair is it to be sore from the gym AND get sunburnt? hurts like a b*tch.

orlando

so AGAIN plans changed
we tried to find a bowling center without the cosmic bowling but it seemed impossible so we gave up after two different places. instead of bowling we went shopping. rough huh? haha.

I found my favorite store.
Michael Kors.
and I couldn't leave without a new clutch. 😍


today
6am gym
8am breakfast
spending the day by the pool
dinner tonight at texas de brazil

gatorland

as usual the plans got changed for the day. all of us felt like we wanted to do something today, not just lay by the pool. so after eating breakfast (which was AMAZING) we decided to go upstairs, get changed and then back down to jump into a cab, that took us to Gaterland!
we watched shows - alligator wrestling and jumping competitions, we have pet them, took photos with alligators and snakes, we fed alligators, birds, goats, fish, we went on a train ride. sweaty but fun day!





















now off to practice!

good morning from Orlando!

we made it to the palm trees!
we landed around 3pm our time (9pm swedish time). the flight over was good. im glad we were going to this side of the country so cause my ass started hurting after about 5h. luckily it was only 3h left then :)
we got through all thw security thing without any problems. I got through with a big smile. I dont know if americans are desperate or if is there is any chance I look cute after flying for 10h but first one guy at the immigration asked me what I do for a living and also what did on my sparetime.. I said that I work in a proshop and I just hang out with friends and stuff. "I think you forgot something, you must be working out a lot?" WELL THANK YOU! haha I never get tired of hearing it 😍
when I got through there and off to the baggage claim, for some stupid reason you have to go upstairs to get out of the airport. and I went out there before the others with my 2 3ball bags and one big suitcase.
there was two guys and of the guys offered to help me with my bags but I nicely said thank you but I can wait for my family. they discussed my bags and the same guy asked if I was a football player (and this is not soccer in the states, this is american football) but the other guy corrected him that it was bowling balls I was carrying around.
again he said: you look like a football player!
I laughed and said: no this is what a bowler looks like.
and the answer...
in that case, I wanna marry a bowler!
hahaha

good start if you ask me!

hotel is awesome, weather is awesome, room is awesome and I can see palm trees. I love palm trees.

jetlag woke me up at 6am our time so I got up and off to the gym. grit strenght inspired 30mins session. great start to the day. gonna spend the day by the pool and later today im gonna go practice. anyone of my readers that can recommend a center? I am located on the universal Boulevard :)






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This is me. Sandra Andersson. In this blog you get to follow me on my adventures all around the world for bowling.

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