"In sickness and health"
This monday was my birthday, I turned 23 and had a great barbeque with my family and friends. Chickenbreast and salmon is my favorite things to put on the grill! My happy celebration quickly changed when I got a call from my doctor. I've been feeling a bit sick the last couple of weeks, and I just assumed it was a bad case of the flu. But the test results showed that I have mononucleosis. I felt like my whole world came crashing down when I got the news - because I immediately understood that I can't compete this year after all. I'm not allowed to train hard untill I'm better - and for a workout-junkie like myself this felt like the worst possible situation. All my preparations, bulking, dieting, training as hard and smart as I could the last year to get on top of the podium in my competitions, it felt like it all went down the drain. I was so disappointed that there are no words for it.
But then I had to knock some sense into my head. All the hard work I've put down is not in vain, not by far. I'm stronger than I have ever been, I lift heavier and run faster, I know in my heart that I WILL come back better than ever, and when the right time comes I will be back on the stage again. I now have more time to work on my weakspots and to grow as an athlete. Fitness is a jorney - not a destination. So inspite of the fact that I will not reach my destiation which was my destination this fall, my journey continiues. I will come back harder, better, faster, stronger!
- Nora Siversen Mathisen
I am a dedicated girl whose fitness adventure has just begun. My body is a never-ending project, and I am determined to make it the best possible.
Nothing pays off like hard work, because in life you don't always get what you want but what you work for. Train hard or go home!