zimena: Cross-country skier Johannes Høsflot Klæbo looking even more gorgeous than usual. (Default)
Okay, so this is mainly for [personal profile] gobtastic, because I've been bombarding her with info about this stuff elsewhere. However, if you care about my skiing fangirling, you might be interested as well. So... ready.... GO!

Remember how I said that the conditions during the last race of Toppidrettsveka were absolutely horrible and crazy? I found a couple of pics that show it pretty well. One was swiped from Emil Iversen on IG, the other one from a Finnish photographer who also posted a nice Johannes pic afterwards. You can't really see people clearly in these, but you can see the crazy conditions:





Remember the rollerski expert who was 2nd behind Johannes in Friday's sprint? He withdrew from this race, because he found the conditions unsafe and he didn't want to risk any accident or injury.

That says a lot, to be honest. He's a specialist on roller skis. In fact, I hardly ever see him compete in the regular season, because his main focus is this. And he withdraws because this was madness.

One bonus photo of the lovely guy who managed to hold on to his second place, despite both having a tough day on the track and having to deal with tough conditions:



Even though it's a competition photo, I love how he looks here. So fierce and with that intense look in his eyes, plus as you said, you can really see how strong his arms are. I know you can't see his hands properly here, but strong arms also means strong hands, which I love. In fact, I know I have seen a close-up pic of his hand somewhere, but I can't seem to find it now. Not to take attention away from this loveliness though...

I'm just so happy that I got to watch him compete at this event - and of course that I saw him both win a sprint and fight so fiercely for this second spot overall. He's impressive. Really!

Bits and bobs

Friday, July 7th, 2017 13:18
zimena: (Misc - Meow!)
1. I went to Denmark for the day yesterday. Nice trip - perhaps the nicest Denmark-daytrip in a while. The past few such trips have been so exhausting, and I've practically felt like I needed extra sleep for a week afterwards, but yesterday it was quite okay. I wasn't even that tired during the day, except for being tired early in the morning - which I usually am, so that's normal enough.

2. I have a new handbag! It's quite small, but still with two main compartments, plus two small pockets. It also has a clip-on shoulder strap. This is one of my main requirements for a handbag, because it means that I can also wear it around my waist, as it will clip easily on and off as needed.. My plan is to use this as my main everyday handbag - as in, that thing I need for carrying money, keys, phone and perhaps some other small items when I go out to do random stuff. I have a couple of bigger handbags that I also like, but they're less practical for everyday use, really.

3. My desk needs tidying. I have all sorts of papers and magazines and random junk lying about right now, but I'm not sure I feel like sorting through it all today. Might have to, though. Soon.

4. There are lots of news and pics about Johannes, even though it's summer and he's been missing a couple of training camps due to illness. I want to make a picspam/fanpost about everything, though, so I won't ramble that much here. I don't know when I can do that, though - it feels like I'm online much less than I would prefer these days. I don't always know why that happens, though.

5. Also, related to the point above: Ola Klæbo liked a couple of my comments on IG, and even replied to me once, a few days ago! I'm probably more excited about this than I should be. It's just very nice and cool, okay?

6. I started a large-ish project to sort through all my digital photos. Back in the old iPhoto days, I had some kind of system where I would sort photos by event/category every time I imported new ones, but when iPhoto became Photos, I sort of hated it and therefore fell out of the habit of keeping things organized. Time to make a proper try now. Also, I used to save only own photos in this/these apps, but with the amount of screencaps and pic saves I make from the mobile phone nowadays, I guess it makes sense to make some categories for these as well.

7. Yes, I caved in: There is now a "personal:fangirling" tag. Next project: add old posts that belong there to it. I have a feeling that it's going to be a huge job.

I have a feeling that there were more things on my mind when I started writing this post, but it has escaped me by now. Therefore, I'll stop here. Have a nice evening, okay?

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