Thursday, September 25, 2008

Runners, mail me!

If you want to be invited to this or any upcoming challenge, please mail me
Mark the subject "run for the hills".
Then I'll add you to my mailing list and you'll keep getting invited til you tell me to stop.
This includes all of you.
You need to provide the e-mail address you use for Nike+ or the invite won't work.

I'll be away for a few weeks, chances are one of you will win the current competition. A new competition is set to start Oct 7th, wether this one is over or not.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Meet the winners 3 - Karin

Charming, funny never-lost-a-boardgame Karin really shocked all of us when she won the most recent challenge. Not because she won, for afterall it was a COMPETITION and she hates losing, but because she won by running. She has never been a runner. She's used to taking long brisk walks, imagining she's wearing tweed, walking about some British region where she'll soon open a door to a lovely little cottage where she'll have tea and scones with clotted cream.

But now, she runs like the wind. Here are the secrets behind her win.

How often do you run?
3 times a week.

When do you run?
At night, usually before dinner.

Do you run alone or together with someone?
Always alone. I don't see the point in running together.

How far do you usually run?
Until last week, only a little more than 5 kms. But I realized that I had to run further in order to win. So last Sunday I increased the distance and ran 11 kms. So I guess now you can say I run between 5kms and 10.

What kind of shoes do you run in?
Nike, no clue what kind.

How do you beat the "I don't want to go running" moods?

I've activated the robot brain - there are no excuses to not go running. No matter what kind of excuse I give my self, I have to get out there. And now, I actually want to go running. I never thought I'd get there.

What music do you run to?
Robyn and Justin Timberlake

What is it that you like about running?
Being alone.
I also like to notice my improvement, that I can run faster and further....

Any winning tip?
Get into the competition! Josefina and I were so close along the way, the suspense was killing me, and there were others behind us, getting closer all the time. Without Josefina, I'd never have run as far as I did this weekend, so I guess you can say a huge slice of my progress is a result of the challenge.
That's all from Karin. She's off to Nice to celebrate her win. Seriously.


Ana is in the lead right now. She's outside the box. You can be too, if you want to join this challenge but don't have a Nike+ thingie. Just mail me your kilometers. No cheating!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Congrats Karin!

Karin won. Now, time for next challenge: FORCE OF NATURE
mail me to receive an invitation if you want to join.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Meet the winners 2 - Clara

Clara won the "Run for victory. And great legs."-challenge. She really does have great legs. Clara is a talented copywriter, a wonderful friend and a hilarious dinner companion. She lives in the apartment of your dreams with her handsome husband and lovely kids. You want her around, like, all the time. Just perhaps not when you're in a competition. Cause she's likely to win. In her high school days, she was a very fast junior sprinter and hedge runner.

How often do you run?

I aim for 3 times a week, but that never happens cause life is so unpredictable.

What time do you prefer to go running?
Always at night, preferably before dinner, but sometimes after. Am too tired in the mornings.

Do you run alone or with somebody else?
It's just me. Me against time!

How far do you usually run?
At least 5kms but not further than 10 (so far) and everything in between.

What shoes do you run in?
New Balance

What music do you run to?
No music so far. The sounds of my breathing and panting are my only company. I will start running to music, I just haven't made any playlists yet. I think it will improve my running even more.

What do you like about running?

I like being outdoors, spending some time by myself. I also enjoy watching my own improvement.

Any winning secrets?
Try to consider your running as a privilege. Think of running as a moment of luxury instead of as a disgusting thing you need to carry out. Go running even when you don't feel like it. You'll never regret a run, but you're likely to regret not running.

Try to find your winning instinct, I'm sure it's there somewhere. When you find it, you're invincible.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

join the blog network

still not sure what it will be used for, but join it, facebook users! ------>

ps. I ran without the nike+ thing today, as I'd forgotten the thing at work. so annoying. feels like running in vain!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Meet the winners 1 - Josefina

All of you have not met Josefina, so let me start by telling you that she is a wonderful person. It's also her birthday today.

Josefina is the nicest programmer I've met. She's also very funny. She's from the north of Sweden and talks in the most appealing dialect.

She tells me she runs in Nike+ shoes but she can't remember the exact model.
Here are some more winning answers:

How often do you go running?
I try to run at least three times a week

When do you run?
Post work during the weekdays and mornings or early afternoon during the weekends.

Do you run together with someone?
No, mostly I run by myself.

How far do you usually run?
At least 5kms.

What do you listen to?
I listen to talk radio. Documentaries. When I listen to music, I tend to go for pop. On my most recent run, I listened to all saints, sugarbabes and amy winehouse.

What do you like about running?
I like how it clears my head and I like the exercise. I also like the competition. No way I would have run this much without the challenges.

Would you share your key to success, the secret behind your win?

I don't really have a secret. I think I just lucked out.

sure. luck. see how modest she is? she was the winner. she ran further, faster. luck had nothing to do with it.

New concept:Meet the winners

Perhaps you'd like to meet the winners?
Starting today, I will make small features on your fellow runners.
Coming up: Josefina and Clara.

who could be next?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

way to go karin

out of nowhere, karin takes the lead, shocking us all by her newfound athleticism.
go karin, go!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Where are you running today? What's the weather like? What are you wearing? What are you listening to?

curious greetings from someone who's had problem getting running lately.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grattis Clara!

Clara vann. Hon får hemligt pris. Det får du också om du vinner, nästa gång.
Nu utmaning börjar idag - först till 6 mil!