About running and life

Here you can read more about the thoughts behind my blog..
Sunrise run on the ice at Sandskär Island

The Long Game

Sandarne, March 4, 2023

All sports are about long-term thinking, training for something in a wise and sustainable way, in order to reap the benefits when it's time for competition. Ultrarunning is more about long-term thinking than many other sports, because it requires so many hours of training, each race takes longer than most other sports, and the lower intensity allows for high performance at an older age.   Read more

Winter Swimming

Sandarne, February 14, 2023

About 7 years ago, Lotta and I began to increasingly winter swim at the edge of the ice in the outer archipelago and a few weeks later in an ice hole in the inner archipelago, partly inspired by the fact that we had started cold-water swimming in the sea with wetsuits as part of our everyday adventures.   Read more

Our 4000 weeks

Sandarne, Sweden November 9, 2022

In the USA, people live an average of 77 years or 4000 weeks. In my home country Sweden, the average lifespan is 82 years, while the global average lifespan is 70 years. Regardless of whether we live for 70, 77, or 82 years, we have a limited time to live. In a just a slightly larger perspective, we will all soon be dead and forgotten. I think nothing really matters except that the life we live is meaningful when we live it.  Read more

Swimstreak, values and goals

Sandarne, Sweden, July 17th, 2022

A week ago, my wife Lotta and I swam 1000 meters in open water for the 30th consecutive day. From time to time, we set a goal around an activity that we can focus on for a period, as a joint project. The first time was in 2016 when we did 50 simple everyday adventures for a year.  Read more

Needs, drives, and longing for nature

Sandarne, Sweden, April 10th, 2022

My first real contact with a slightly higher mountain was when I was 9 years old and our family vacationed for a week in the mountains. We arrived at the foot of Östfjället in Gräftåvallen on a scorching summer day. I immediately took a trip up the mountain and something struck me strongly. The experience of the mountain just continuing up higher and higher felt unreal and powerful. It gave me a feeling of rapture that I have continued to carry with me.  Read more

Om misslyckanden och tvivel

Slagavallen 12 september 2021

Nu har det gått en vecka sedan min senaste backyard ultra och jag känner mig redo att ta itu med det jag upplevde som ett stort misslyckande. Något jag då kände betydde slutet för mitt ultralöpande. Att skriva är oftast ett bra sätt för mig och många andra att bearbeta jobbiga känslor..
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Tankar efter Vemdalen fjällmaraton

Söderhamn 18 augusti 2021

Springa i fjällen, bland det bästa jag vet. Har sedan ungdomen alltid längtat till fjällen på vintern. Då var det endags bussresor på sportlovet för att åka utför som gjorde fjällen magiska. Att uppleva en miljö där backarna var längre och fler, snön djupare och torrare, vyerna oändligt mycket häftigare.
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