Monday evening and I just woke up from my second powernap this afternoon/evening. I am dead tired and my eyelids are living their own life. It's been a long, exhausting, tough but fun weekend. We started out Thursday with lunch before working out in the gym with one of the trainers from the famous swedish athletic school Bosön. He helped us and showed us some new routines. We had a great time and all of us did good and got some inspiration. After working out we drove to the hotel, checked- in and then off to the bowl for dinner and a practice session. dinner was so good after two hours in the gym and gave at least me a little more energy to finish off the day on the lanes. Peter Hellström joined us to talk about layouts and pindistance etc. interesting stuff and it's fun to be able to see the differences right there on the lanes. fell asleep like a baby this evening, luckily I also got to sleep in on Friday morning.There is no breakfast better than the ones served at hotels. I love it. What I didn't love this morning was the soreness in my body after Tuesdays and thursdays workout. holy, it was not fun. Not a great start to this marathon bowling weekend. We started at noon with our first block had a break for food and then our last block started in the afternoon. Each block of 6games took about 4,5h to bowl. We were 6on a pair and this was going to be my biggest worry this weekend. I just hate to wait and it is painful to wait too the longer we got into the competition. After the first block I kinda got into the rythm but that didn't take a way the pain though. It's been all about eating, sleeping and bowling this weekend. Saturday and Sunday was the same schedule. breakfast, 6games a 4,5h, lunch, 6games a 4,5h, dinner, shower, sleep. when the clock turned 6pm last night we finished our weekend of bowling. 36 games. 27 hours on the lanes. not a single blister on my hand but it was bigger than normal, all swollen. (I think this means I finally have found a good grip for me!) I ended up 4th of us girls, same points as the 3rd girl. I am very happy with how I bowled this weekend. I wasn't sure about my bowling before this weekend, since I wasn't too happy about how I bowled in thailand but now I am. I have two games, which were the first two of the weekend, that I am unhappy with how I executed my shots but other than that I'm very happy. I've been working hard this year to make myself a flexible bowler, of course I wanna be able to change hand position, make the moves but most importantly to be able to change speed and this is what I'm most happy about this weekend. I could go from 4steps to 5steps, a slower version and also increase speed in both approaches. I finally feel the hard work is starting to pay off. How awesome is that? overall I did a good performance, very consistent. It was not only the 8of us in team Sweden their. There was 28other girls fighting for two spots on the team. and guess who won the team trials? MY AUNT!!! so proud and happy for her. She did a great job and it's gonna be fun to have her on the team. also congrats to rebecka for winning our trials, representing Sweden in world cup this year, and nina for making it back on the team as the second girl. drive home was good and I got a good night's sleep.
yesterday felt like one of the longest days of my life. When the alarm went off at 5am I just wanted to turn it off, roll over and fall back asleep. I felt sick cause I was so tired. no time to rest though. left bed, got ready and started my trip down to Malmoe for school. day 3 was about dying and shaping eyebrows and dying eyelashes. fun times! met up with josefine after school in helsingborg for lunch and then we took the train together back to Ängelholm. We sat down in the sun and had a cup of tea and talked for a bit. reality called after an hour, I was gonna coach the kids and then practice for a while. I was dead tired last night when I got back home. I fell asleep like a little baby. I got to sleep in this morning. But only until 8am. had to pack and get ready for a weekend with Team Sweden in Nässjö. 2,5h drive. 2h workout. now dinner and then 2h bowling. lucky me I get to sleep in tomorrow. can't wait. :)
my alarm was set for 4.30am. It was my first day traveling to school and I wanted to make sure I had time to do everything. I woke up by myself and felt that something was wrong, checked my phone and yes. It was off. my phone somehow shut off in the middle of the night, my alarm did not go off but lucky me the clock was only 5am. I had 30mins to get ready. I got up showered, got dressed, made breakfast and packed up everything. must have broke some kind of a record for being me this morning. anyway I made it to the trainstation about 5min before my train was leaving. The train takes about 1,5h to get to school, which is fine cause I can study on the train. day two. or pretty much the first day cause we started playing with makeup today. It was all about colors, matching, blend into new colors etc. from eye shadows, to lipstick to foundations. find the right color. It was fun and challenging. also modeled for eachother which means I have officially done my first (half) makeup on another person. haha! it was a bit scary actually since we don't know eachother that well yet in the class. luckily it's a small class with only 5 girls so I'm sure we will get to know each other soon. tomorrow we are gonna work with eyebrows, shapes and color. when I got back home from school I got everything done for tomorrow and then sat down on my couch for a while. watched some TV and realized I've been up for sooo many hours and it's still only 3pm haha. good feeling actually. now I'm back on the couch after doing cardio. 4km, stop at every 0,5km for 10 squats and 10push ups -on toes. first time doing it and it was fun. felt a little awkward when there was people around me but I stopped caring after 1km :) got the inspiration from an old school mate. He did 5km and 25squats/25pushups every 0,5km. I Deffo have something to work for! now: shower, dinner and evening on the couch. :)
congrats to halfswede on your world tour /PBA title! http://www.swebowl.se/Nyheter/NyheterSwebowl/VarldstourenSandraklarforfinalspelet/
so i changed both my plans and my flight. I decided to back home a day earlier than planned so I could make it to my first day of school. haha busy schedule for sure but there are so many great things going on at the moment. so yesterday I was in Bangkok already planning my next flight and my next trip. It is now official that I made the World Bowling Tour ranking finals in Vegas this year!! This will be my second espn TV show in my career. PRETTY AWESOME IF YOU ASK ME! haha. my goal the whole season was to make it back and I did! 3rd on the WBT ranking for 2013-2014. 1st is Kelly Kulick and 2nd is Liz Johnsson. another exciting thing was my first day of school today. Nervous day but one step closer to make my dream come true! name of the school is International Makeup Center, IMC in Malmö. so this blog is gonna be a bowling, traveling, workout and makeup blog. how awesome is that? haha but anyways. no time to rest. landed around 7am, school at 8.30am-10.30am, 1h travel time, 11.30-3.30pm shopping complements to my schoolwork/makeup bag, 3.30-4.30pm studying/fixing my makeup bag, 5pm bodypump class, 6pm dinner with josefine, 7pm - sleep? TIRED but let's gooooo!
Now I know. today when we had dinner on the 6th floor facing out towards the high buildings and busy traffic I realized how much I love/hate this city. There are so many memories that comes back to me every single time I'm here. It is by far the city I have the most emotions connected to. One of the happiest moments in life took place here 3 years ago. Two years ago I was devastated going back here cause the reason of happiness were now a heartbreaking situation. luckily this year I made a friendship that was gonna mean alot to me. a bright moment in this tough trip. last year I didn't even go back. I was not even planning on going this year. It's not that I don't like it here but I just can't handle being alone here. today is a good day though. I gave it my all on the lanes and it was not enough. I can't think of anything else I should have done. I just wasn't ready yet, I couldn't get a good look here and that's OK. why? cause this city brought me some good in the bad. I will explain more tomorrow. another reason why it's a good day is cause I have this amazing app called skype. still smiling after my last call on there a while ago. so bangkok. I hate you for all the memories you bring back to me and I fucking love you for the memories you bring back to me. and to J, my long lost friend. dont know if you will ever read this but i want you to know that I miss you. I hope you are doing good wherever you are. It's been over a year now. Thinking about you always but today brought back happy memories where we challenged each other eating brownies, making videos and listening to music in the bowl. ♡ sentimental Saturday. going down to the lobby to enjoy a glass of wine and celebrate the good times and the bad times and everything in between.
Not even here not even this trip. I almost forgot how much I hate the feeling of being homesick. baah today reminded me. I thought I had a good day until I got more tired at the bowl, didn't get the squad I planned on bowling and when I finally got to bowl I messed it up twice and that cost me big time. I know that I am so close of overcoming my fear. my fear of being good enough. and that is what is making me so frustrated. I'm finally bowling good. I execute my shots very good even in a bowling center i don't like. that's not very common. I felt confident in executing my shots but somehow I'm still able to mess it up. god damn it Sandra. I'm gonna bowl my heart out tomorrow. I'm done with doubting myself. I need two good blocks. come on!
Thursday in thailand
Finally a block that felt OK. +50 but still too many splits. I am one step closer to finding the high scores though. bowled 190 240 190. I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I need two high blocks. my asylum and hyroad pearl did alright today. Other than bowling today me and kim went to hard rock, of course, for dinner. Two nights in a row with Korean bbq was enough so had to try something "new". ribs and brownie. yum! This girl needs to go back at the gym when I get back home. haha to much delicious food lately. oh well. We also went to the night market for a short stroll. found these beautiful pictures that I wish I could buy but unfortunately I don't know how to get them back in one piece. so sad. maybe I can figure it out. Also got asked like 20times if I wanted to go on a ping pong show, but they didn't ask Kim. I guess he looks local and I look like a lesbian 😂 hahaha but I Deffo wanna go before going home. see if I can get someone to go with. craziest thing EVER! bowling again tomorrow in the afternoon. hope to score two good blocks! fingers crossed. I wanna get in the cut!
my birthday was better than I dared to hope. alot better. It is overwhelming to read all the posts on Facebook, instagram, messages and phone calls. I am blessed to have such amazing friends all over the world. Thank you all so much for taking time out of your day to wish me a happy birthday. I have read each and every little post. I recieved gifts, cakes and a beautiful birthday song. also a big thank you to Kim Bolleby for making the day even better. dinner at a Korean bbq place and then drinks at hard rock cafe! I had a blast. :) not feeling too awesome today though. haha jetlagged, a little hungover. not bowling today just watching and learning. goal is to stay awake all day. wish me luck!
Good morning bangkok!
I made it and they did let me into the country! go me. I landed this morning at 6am local time. I believe we have 5h ahead of Swedish time. hate to travel this way cause of the time. anyways. flight was good, 10h and I think I got an hours sleep. watched the other women, red riding hood, many episodes of two and a half men, ate, read my book and some sleep. yea that's pretty much what I did. I got picked up at the airport and they drove me to my hotel where I met Kim for breakfast. delicious! I was so hungry. hate airplane food. After breakfast I went upstairs for a little nap. I was supposed to meet kim again at 1pm but my alarm never went off so I overslept half an hour. why does that happen? I don't understand. stupid phone. still in bed, feeling shitty right now. trying to get some energy to take a shower and the get over to the bowl and watch. don't know if I'm gonna bowl today or just try to stay awake the whole day, hopefully get a good night's sleep and then bowl tomorrow instead. We will see scores can be found at www.abf-online.org under calendar you can find the PBA and world tour stop event in Bangkok, Thailand. :)
What a horrible start to this trip. I am flying with Thai airways for the first time and if it wasn't for the pretty Thai girls on the flight that is so polite, this would Deffo be my last time. As you all know, bowling balls weight alot. I'm normally traveling with 6 balls but cause of the rules of this airline I can only bring two balls on my ticket. I called the airline to make sure it was possible for me to buy one extra bag a 23kg on this trip. I got a yes and a prize that was close to what we normally pay, around 600-700swedish kr. This i tell the girl at the check in counter and she tells me no. We only do pay/kg. so she calculated and gave me a 1100$ bill. WHAT THE FUCK?! insane. In the end I had only myself to blame cause it's my responsibility to read the home page to find out the charges. truth is I tried, called two other friends to get some help and last the airline to figure it all out. and this was before I even bought the ticket. I am furious. 550$ bill and I could only bring 5balls.I would have never picked this airline if I was told the actual rules. well. At least I'm boarded and ready for this 10h trip with my new book: 50 shades of grey. bring on rain, bowling & good food please. and maybe a drink or two tomorrow, special occasion!
Today: work. tomorrow: thailand.
I've had big problems with my blog app. I tried to post and every time it either shuts down or I loose service. so annoying! since last time we spoke I have done some pretty fun things, I have watched a soccer game love, played beerpong, worked, danced, dinner celebrations with my friends and parents and bowled. Milton came here after work on Thursday and we decided to go see my favorite team play. me, josefine, Alexander and Milton. its was a fun match and my team won! After the game we went back go my place for some beerpong and to hang out for a bit. Amelie joined us. had a blast!work on Friday for an hour and a half. ran some errands and then back home for a powernap before dinner. showered, changed and got picked up at 6pm. pre-drink and dinner with my closest friends back home to celebrate my 23rd birthday in advance. ended the evening with dancing but left downtown pretty early. Saturday I spent pretty much on the couch all day. I was so tired. actually went practicing for an hour and that was pretty much it. rented 3 movies on the way home: runner runner, 2 guns and make a move. anyone seen them? today was work between 1pm-7pm. so busy cause the weather is bad over here. Did laundry at the same time too. phewwwwbut now it's all done. I'm packing my things cause tomorrow is a new adventure. Thailand is on the schedule. can't wait! really looking forward to get the season started :) first some sleep then off to practice in the morning and then train ride to cph to catch my flight straight to bkk.
goooood morning peeps yesterday was a busy day. I had work, coaching, errands and practice all day. Not a minute off until the late evening. I got home pretty late too cause I went by josefines on the way home to say hi. her brother was there visiting and I haven't seen him in forever. came home around midnight and couldn't fall asleep until like 1am. but even though I knew I wasn't gonna get that much sleep I still put the alarm on 6.45am to go out for a morning run. The first this summer I believe. 6km! better than expected :) could feel my knee a bit the first km so I think I need to warm up a little better next time. otherwise it felt pretty good. weather was amazing! now ready for work 9.30am-2pm and after that.... MILTON GETS HERE :D happytimes.