This weekend we travelled to Barcelona to run with Adidas X Parley for the Oceans. We have both been to Barcelona before, and we’re excited to go again. But my oh my our guilt over flying has grown immensely, and the decision whether or not to go was hard to make. We looked at options to take the train, but quickly found out it takes 50 hours from Oslo, which was more time than we had available. So we did a lot of research on how to best compensate for the travel. We recommend this article if you want to read more about flying and what you can do with it if you can’t quite ditch airplanes yet (like us). It’s a huge dilemma, and we can’t wait to learn more about it. If it’s one thing we want to do in the future, it’s to work with the aviation industry to make it more environmentally friendly, or make sure that the alternative options become more available and easier to use. Because right now it is just not good enough in any way. Not to speak of airports, where all you can find is unhealthy food packed in plastic (remember to bring a packed lunch!).
Parley for the Oceans
“We’re fighting for plastic-free oceans by turning plastic trash into high performance sportswear.”
Anyways, we were in Barcelona with Adidas and Parley for the Oceans who are launching their biggest collection yet of athletic wear made out of plastic from the ocean. 🌊 It was such a good and weird trip. First of all our plane was cancelled on Friday witch made us so late that we missed the run we were supposed to attend and we ended up running the next day in stead. On Saturday Anette’s phone got stolen while eating lunch, so the rest of the afternoon was spent at the police station. Then we just knew we had to turn this bad vibe around, because bad things were happening all the time. You know that feeling when you’re stuck in a downwards spiral because all your thoughts are so shitty (haha)? So we took on our training gear and headed to the gym for a work out. After that everything felt better! We dressed up and went to a vegan taco place we found on Instagram - Gallo Pinto. When we arrived the waiter told us that we had to wait 1,5 hour to be seated. But 5 minutes later he came back and sent us before the line to a table and we had three waiters all night giving us the best food and service ever. Highly recommend this place!
Flax & Kale
Sunday morning Anette had to go back to the police station again, and after that we got into a huge fight about nothing and everything. Every one keeps asking how it is to work with you sister, haha and here you have it. We became friends again shortly after and met up with a friend for lunch. After that we strolled around time and in the evening we went to a Tarot reading that was a really cool and weird experience. We have never tried it before, but this lady really good. After that we went to Theresas juicey, picked up two acai bowls, soups, cupcakes and sweet potato fries, headed back to the hotel and watched a lot of episodes of the Dynasty on Netflix.
What a wierd but nice trip. Barcelona is beautiful, and it was so nice to soak up some sun after weeks of rain in Oslo. The city has a lot to offer, but they also have a lot of work remaining on the eco-friendly side. If it’s one thing to appreciate with traveling, it’s to get perspective on things. It really makes you appreciate what you have at home, but also gain perspective of what’s going on in the world and that there is still a huge job to do. It’s also really hard to keep your cool when shit happens, but in the end your vibe has to much to say on weather you want to attract good or bad things. Working out to get out of a bad funk almost always works. Lesson learned.