Happy summer everyone!
I have some bad news that kind of turned good. A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with over training syndrome.
I´ve worked out my whole life but never experienced something like this. I guess I over loaded on work and martial arts.
Without going into details, all I can say is that it suc*s and felt like a huge slap in the face, but also offered me a good reminder:
Everything needs a balance, don´t underestimate rest!
Since I´m not allowed to train for a month and supposed to take it easy, I cancelled most things in July, packed my bags and headed to an island in the middle of the Finnish archipelago.
This is the place of my roots, where my mother took me the first time when I was just a few days old.
Here I spent all my summers and most weekends until I was about 14 years old and boys started to matter more than swimming and climbing trees.
There´s nothing more relaxing and inspiring than being surrounded by trees and the sea. It was just what I needed and can already feel some of the over training symptoms starting to fade.
Since I have a lot of singing and things to do before my album release and gigs, I brought my whole office with me from Helsinki.
It´s great to practice singing here, since the only neighbors are on the other side of the island.
I found a new fun way to approach the songs. Instead of jogging like I usually do, I put my headphones on with the background music, walk briskly around the island (up and down over cliffs and rocks) while singing through all the songs.
It´s an extremely effective lung capacity training, not only for singing but also for free diving.
I miss the martial arts and my snake, but they are worth the wait and looking forward coming weeks on the island!
Now it´s time to rock on the dock!