View Over Oslo

Travel Time

I have a paper deadline just around the corner. I usually try not to plan any events in the weekends before paper deadlines as I know I will want to edit the paper in the weekends as well –I’m most efficient in the weekends and in the evenings. This time I however had planned to attend an event. A birthday party in Oslo. I have a paper deadline just around the corner and that and usually I try not to plan any events in the weekends before paper deadlines as I know I will want to edit the paper in the weekend as well –I’m most efficient in the weekends and in the evenings. This time I however had planned to attend an event. A birthday party in Oslo.

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Just typical me

Since I moved to Kiel my taekwondo practice has been slightly non-frequent. I try to go each week, but due to long working hours and quite a lot of travels lately, I haven’t been to practice regularly since before summer. I think I have been to one practice two weeks ago and that is about it.

This friday I decided to go practice. The weather was nice so I skated to practice as. During a yeop-chagi kicking session my right knee started hurting a lot – and stupid as I am I naturally continued practice and also skated home. Stupid! My knee was so bad in the evening that I could barely walk 🙁

Luckily, the worst pain was gone the next day 🙂

Tree in Botanical Garden

A trip to the botanical garden

In the start of this month I decided to buy myself a camera. I have never really been that interested in taking pictures but occasionally I needed a camera and never had one. At some point that got annoying and I decided to do something about it. So I bought a camera. To get some practice with it, I took it for a spin in the Botanical Garden in Kiel. The pictures below are the result of that trip (among other pictures).

Weltmeister

Yesterday I was skating my usual route down by the harbour, playing around and practicing various skills on my inlines. It was quite nice weather, yet there weren’t that many on the harbour. I found that quite odd, but the low density of people was perfect for my skate practice 😀

During my skate session I was practicing my backwards skating and in particular my backwards snake. I’m quite good at backwards snake (if I may say so myself) when leading with my right leg, but when leading with my left leg…not so much. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that I am generally good at doing things while leading with the right leg and less good when leading with the left. I find this peculiar as I, as a taekwondo instructor, have always told my students that we must practice both sides, yet I have neglected that myself while skating.

Anyway, During my session two older people stopped me up on their scooters and asked me “How did you get so good at skating” (In german of course). I responded that I had just been skating for many years. When they left they said “Weltmeister” – to which I had to laugh. I am definitely not world champion. But I was rather flattered 🙂