Things That Made Me Happy

Hello, everyone! On today’s post, I am sharing with you some things that made me proud and happy the last couple weeks. So, let’s get to it.

Copenhagen Marathon

It is a few weeks now since Axel, and I ran the Copenhagen Marathon.  We both wanted to accomplish something that was challenging. The thing is, I had not planned it to be so soon until, on my birthday 1st December, which also happens to be out anniversary date, Axel gave a ticket to the marathon. Although I did not tell him right away, I got mad because I knew that preparing myself and training at least three times a week was going to be the most difficult part.

There were moments when I could only run once a week due to the amount of work I had. It scared me, and I was afraid I would not make it to the end of the race. Throughout the last month before the marathon, I started to have an internal conversation with myself.  I focused solely on the positive things and kept on reminding myself why I should not give up, and that time did not matter. The most important thing was to get to the finish line.

Copenhagen was full of energy with big crowds that fully supported the marathon runners. It was amazing to hear someone call out “Michelle” or “Axel,” you can do this. Only a few kilometers till you home”. I’m glad we saw one of our closest friend Sara and her fiancé. It was a great feeling to see someone we know. It felt like an energy booster. Every single exchange and cheering from the crowds was encouraging and meant so much to us.

The hardest part of the race, was when I hit 34km. I was totally beat, and I felt like I was going to die. I started to focus on my inner dialogue that I had before the race, screamed out loud to my aching legs and kept on encouraging myself that I can do this. We gave it all and made it to the finish line at 4:51:00.  Thanks to everyone who supported us and a huge Thank you to Axel for being by my side.

Smelling flowers.

We are so lucky to have a small front yard garden that has the most beautiful rhododendron flowers. They have a variety of colors and only blossoms during spring or even the early summer season. I have enjoyed the view these past few weeks before the flowers withered. It’s a shame they don’t last so long considering how beautiful they are.

Capturing moments

I have been capturing more pictures lately, and I love seeing how much have grown since I started my photography journey. Photography is like therapy to me, and I enjoy it. It has introduced me to many people, and it has helped me capture some moments in my life that I like to sit and look back at them.

Biking and taking walks in town.

I have always loved the idea of biking or walking around in the city. It is refreshing and an easy way to clean out my mind. I also get to experience the city and find some hidden corners that I don’t get to see very often. Just the other day, when we were out for a walk, I noticed so many changes. New café’s that I am looking forward to trying during my summer vacations.

Thank you so much for reading..xx


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Michelle Bastholm

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  1. June 14, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Beautiful posts Michelle.. I kept Reading and Reading I was so sad that the posts end. And the photos are just beautiful.. great job on the maraton aswell..❤️

    • June 15, 2017 / 8:23 am

      You are so sweet, Hosannah! Thank you so much. Marathon was tough but we nailed it. I’m glad you liked my post❤️

  2. June 16, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    Super impressed with the marathon completion. I would love to one day say I accomplished such a feat. Your pictures are very captivating as well

    • June 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Nicole! I think it’s possible to complete such a feat if you set a goal and motivate yourself till the end without giving up. 😊

  3. June 16, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    Congratulations on successfully completing the marathon. When I get back to the UK, I’ll make it a point to rent Barclays Bikes and cycle around. So happy you enjoyed the experience.

    Arnelle |

  4. June 17, 2017 / 12:38 am

    I love photography too! Congrats on the marathon!! That’s so awesome that you completed that!

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