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90 minutes training. Fast heart beats. After measuring my maximum heart rate, I can push myself a little more. Yes, I admit. I have been lazy. It is relaxing just to walk. Cosy.  A few years ago my maximum pulse suddenly dropped. Maybe I had an infection of some kind. That is why I stopped measuring.  It is ok now, and I feel the difference. I am exhausted.  My watch was kind and registered 1000 kcal.  Maybe balancing this Oreo chocolate I had the other day.

The Corona virus did that I lost interest in doing sports. I started to walk. With careful washing and distancing I am back on track. Saturday evening is here and I share some peaceful music. Once in a while, I find unknown artists, and this singer has a beautiful voice.  She makes a good interpretation of this well known song.

Law and Ally Mcbeal

Another Corona day. With smile and energy. When I do exercise I get energy, and I was very happy about my max pulse rate that I measured this week. I need training to endure this, may I say, damn virus. I never say bad words. And if I happen to do that, people tell me that I shouldn’t say bad words because it doesn’t fit me. I am not the right person to do that, I have learnt. So dear reader, don’t get mad at me. I know I should keep my mouth shut.

Yes. Ally Mcbeal was popular when I studied at Uppsala. One of my best friends said that I looked lik her. And I laughed. Couldn´t understand what she meant. I have always liked law since it involves a lot of rethorics. You need to know how to argue for a standpoint. Moreover, you also need to have a lot of knowledge. I work as a pharmacist and you need to know much about laws. There are so many restrictions and various regulations at different levels.

A lot of medical doctors fight daily against the Corona. I have worked with some but then at a research level. Will write more about that next week. Anyway, found this Ally Mcbeal Barry White interpretation.

Tea or Coffee?

Every day is different. I try to notice cosy little things day-to-day. This morning was beautiful. Mist by the water. A little middle age feeling. Stockholm is a rather old town, and sometimes you can feel the wings of history. In particular in Old town. I go there sometimes when I want to escape. To go to a café and pretend that I am in Paris. With an espresso.

Coffee or tea. With milk or sugar? Or perhaps both. What kind of person are you? I wish we had more of afternoon tea tradition in Sweden. But at least we have fika (rast). However, both are good. I also saw a dog this morning resembling Molly. A Cocker looking a little like a Dachshund. Not the same colour though. I know she is safe.

Lately, I have remembered things like movies and songs that are good. Perhaps that is a way of cheering me up. To keep the spirit up while struggling with the Corona. This evening I share Ally Mcbeal. This scene makes me smile, and smiling is my best medicine against Corona right now. Cheers.

Every day is unique

Even though daily life is more or less the same, every day is unique and special. It is easy to live in the future. To make plans about how life should be, but the real challenge is right now. That is why I do a lot of exercise. I forget about everything and just enjoy. Corona is occupying my life a lot. I am more careful than people in general. You never know if you are vulnerable even though you are not in a risk group.

I have an early morning tomorrow. Will spend the rest of this evening reading about pulse zones. Preparing for the weekend! This song is maybe not spinning music, but it is a good song for warming up. Especially since I like French.

Axel Oxenstierna 🇸🇪 and Chinese medicine 🇨🇳

No travelling. Stay at home. I have travelled a lot by myself, but interestingly, I have been more alone when traveling with company. People are more open when they notice that you are by yourself. Recent years I have read a lot before travelling to a new country. I have put my historical knowledge in context with what I have read from travelling books and other. With some life experience you also learn about international emotions. How countries feel after being occupied by other countries. Or revolutions. New governments and constitutions. Like in Minsk in Belarus right now. The people in Belarus are frustrated and they want help from the EU🇪🇺 summit.

Axel Oxenstierna did a lot for Swedish Military in the 15th century. Much of this development is still in practice. He did some simple basic changes. I thought of him today since I have had some pain in my shoulders. I should have some anti-inflammatory medicin, but I will instead learn some about alternative medicine. Yes. Chinese medicine. To broaden my views.

I ended this day by measuring my maximum pulse rate. Since I like to measure and evaluate, this will be a good tool for me for future training in pulse zones. Quarantine is not forgotten. I like watching talk shows and here is Tom Hanks. Stay safe!