Friday, December 18, 2009

Feel free to complain to Nike+

Response (Timo) - 18/12/2009 14:27
Hello Emi,
Thank you for contacting us.
The option was not integrated yet as the website is still under construction (BETA) .
So far we integrated again the possibility to bring your stats on facebook also twitter , to be able to upload to your own blog or website will follow soon.
Feel free to contact us again if you need any further assistance.
Best Regards,

Customer (Emi Guner) - 17/12/2009 22:57
Dear Nike people, this new site, it does not deliver.
I've kept two running blogs up, all built around nike+ challenges.
WHere did the function to post challenges on external blogs, such as
blogger blogs, go?
Is it still there, only I can't see it/find it?

Curious greetings
-emi guner, stockholm

Thursday, December 17, 2009

On the case

Thank you very much for your query. We will get back to you within one business day.

Nike Customer Services

Customer (Emi Guner) - 17/12/2009 22:57
Dear Nike people, this new site, it does not deliver.
I've kept two running blogs up, all built around nike+ challenges.
WHere did the function to post challenges on external blogs, such as
blogger blogs, go?
Is it still there, only I can't see it/find it?

Curious greetings
-emi guner, stockholm

Can't waste more time on it

Feel free to write Nike+ and ask them how to publish challenges with the new site. Can't make it work.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

try this

who knows. maybe it works.
really am not feeling it for the new nike site. it doesn't work.

Monday, December 14, 2009

no challenge yet

am trying to make new challenge for us but the new nike+ site won't let me and I hate it so.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meet the winners - Doris

Doris says she's not a great example of a runner, I beg to disagree! This charming woman has won several of our most recent challenges. She loves running, it makes her feel great and she makes sure she gets the running in.

Where do you live and what do you do when you're not running or being a mom?
I live in Vancouver. I am an anesthesiologist but I'm taking a year off after having my third baby.

How did you start running? For how long have you been running?

I'm not really a runner but I've always tried to run. I restarted running about 8 months ago. I'm slow. Really slow. Painfully slow. Old men with walkers and on oxygen pass me.

When do you go running and where? Do you have a favorite run?
I run in the mornings on the trails by my house. My favorite run is when it's over.

What do you like best about running?
How I feel when it's done. Happy.

How did you find Run with E?
On Heidi Swanson's blog. End consumer is hilarious BTW.

Thank you Doris!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Doris, can you send your e-mail to
It's for the winners' questions.

New challenge - run for your cheese!

Just click box to parrticipate. You'll need the nike+ stuff.

Monday, November 30, 2009

What now?

what do you want the next challenge to be about?
I'm thinking lefties.

My left foot.
Lisa Left Eye Lopez.
Elvis has left the building.

but if you have a better idea, bring it on. Personally I loved running for the pandemic of 1918.

Call a doctor!

Dr of choice is over. Dr DRE is your best friend.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New challenge

Doris has won the past two challenges and it seems likely she will take the lead again. We need to keep up with her! Perhaps this is the only thing that could make me run again! Tahnk you Doris!
I'll send winners q's soon!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fallen off the wagon

So help me! I haven't run in ages.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's a disease is over!

Most people ran in honor of the victims of the pandemic flu of 1918. But the winner, Fifi, ran for Black Death! Well run everyone!

After the pandemics - run for your DOC!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Today was so great


I loved running today. And I wasn't even supposed to go out, but Lina encouraged me to. Thank you Lina!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Guro! Ciléne!

Miss you.

And new individual challenge too!

New challenge!

There's talk of the swine flu everywhere. Each victim of every disease is horrible. This time let's run in honor of those who suffered illnesses that are no longer prevalent in the western world.

Run for your bitch is ovah!

Nellie is the biggest bitch on the prairie!

Congrats Doris.
New challenge starting like...Now.

Just click the box to enter.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Am I the only one having problems with the new Nike+ site? I'm on a mac. You'd think they'd optimise an Apple related product for macs?


Running was so heavy this morning too. But when you're done it's so great. And the only way to get back to smooth effortless running is to keep at it even when it's like this morning. Heavy. Gruesome.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's getting rougher, colder, darker

I went for a run this morning. I haven't been running for a while, Anders has been away. I've been battling something fluish and the kids have been all over. But this morning. So beautiful out. The first kilometer was awful, but then Lily Allen and I had a fine time together with the autumn sun.

Keep it up. Winter is approaching. Run with me through this dark, cold, dreadful period of the year! It's the only way to deal with it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meet the winners - Lina!

My foxy neighbor Carlina, Lina, brought home a double victory. She won both the Running into October AND the Fridays vs Sundays challenge. (In picture above, Lina transports herself in her favorite mode, by letting someone else do the running for her).

She stormed in to our bookclub last week, fuming cause someone had beat her to the win. Turns out that someone was herself!

My 12,6 kilometers seemed like they were all wasted when I thought they hadn't registered. I'm a competitive person. When I lose, I can get a bit bitter.

Where do you run?
Mostly in the forest, sometimes I run in the streets. And I've recently taken up running at the running track!

How far and how often do you run?
No matter what, I try to run 3 times a week. Since a few weeks back, I run at least 10 k each time I go running. It's taken me a year to run that distance comfortably.

What's your goal when it comes to running?
Getting in (even better) shape, to be by myself, to get some fresh air. To be honest I'd also like to get more of a long distance runner's body, but I think I have to let go of that goal.

What would you like to say to people who can't make it out the door?
Try to think of the running as a promise to yourself and a competition against yourself. Think of your body like a machine, your head just happens to sit on top of this fantastic running machine. And remember that you'll feel so much better once you're out running and even better when you're done.


Monday, October 12, 2009


For my b-day I wished for a pair of new running shoes. Anders gave these to me. SO happy.

I'd run a hole in my old shoes. For real! Then again, those poor shoes have carried me for more than 1000 kms. Time for a change!


Det gick sådär. 56.03. Jag är missnöjd, trodde jag skulle springa fortare. SÅ missnöjd att jag försökte få det till att den digitala tidtagningen kanske var fel. Jag är tydligen en sämre förlorare än jag trodde.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Någon som tänkt springa Hässelbyloppet?

Jag ska springa. Om du är anmäld men inte kan, hör av dig, jag har en kompis som behöver nummerlapp!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Meet the winners - Annika Ekdahl Nordh

Lovely Annika Ekdahl Nordh is one of my favorite moms at school and daycare. Her daughter My is one of Vanja's closest friends. Her son Max shares many things with Joel. Like right now, chicken pox. Annika is currently in Moscow at a wedding, but she'll be back soon.

Annika ran like crazy to bring home the victory.

How does it feel?
Great, thank you! I had really made up my mind this time. It was my turn to win.

What was your strategy?
To take the lead early on, and never let it go.

How often did you run? And how far?
As it turned out, I had to run more or less every day to keep up against Nikki and Clara. Mostly, I ran 7 km runs but every now and then I ran 12k and 6k too.

And now, how much are you running now?
Not much. My legs need some rest!

Congratulations Annika!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Battle of the blondes is over

Kylie knocked down the competition, easily. Personally I didn't pitch in a single km for anyone, not even Britney, my love.
Congratulations, Fifi J our favorite Scot running in Canada.

Friday, October 2, 2009

New challenge

Click box to enter

new instructions

please make your profiles public. starting next challenge, I will only accept runners with public profiles.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet the winners -Clara

Author, editor and foodie Clara won the most recent challenge. No wonder she did, she's been running like a maniac. She and her husband welcomed 3 kids in less than 4 years and Clara often goes running to get a little time to herself. In the past year of running, Clara has lost over 10 pounds and an close relationship with her Nike+.

Congratulations Clara!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paging Elaine and Mademoiselle Oulla

Are you there? Mail me!

New Challenge starting Sep 21

Join by clicking the box. Which of these ladies have helped you most in your running? As you may have guessed, I'm going with team Britney.

Run for the funny men is over

Sacha took it home, or rather Carlina, my running neighbor, brought it home.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A note from Aymo

Aymo writes;
When I arrived in the US, Immigration took a special interest in me, and they started reviewing every single item of my suitcase, asking zillion of questions on everything ("What is this? A brief, I sometimes wear it under my trousers" etc...) It lasted forever, and I was growing very nervous. The guys were far from welcoming, and at some point I thought they would send me back to Europe.
Then one of them found my running shoes, and said, "Oh, you're a runner!" Oh yes, I exaggerated it a bit, and I suddenly became Usain Bolt and Emi Guner all in one. He was a runner too, of course, and that did it! If it weren't for running, I might have been sleeping in Alcatraz last night!

Meet the new runners - Deborah

Deborah runs with us in Flagstaff, Arizona. She writes:

"In the last 6 months I have gained a few pounds, feel sluggish and soft. I WANT to get back into a routine, now that school is in session and I have the days to do this. I'd like to run pain free. The weather is cooling and that's better for me (I live in Arizona, in Flagstaff at 7,000 feet... not super hot, but hot enough for my tastes) for the outdoor runs. I have just run on my own,with no plan or training schedule, but think that a challenge would be good. No, it would be GREAT!"

5.94 kms more for Andy R!

such a gorgeous morning. celebrated my run eating plums in our tree.
view from the top.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sacha kills the competition.

Come on! Run with us for the funny men! Give Sacha a run for his money.
I'm with Andy Richter. Poor Andy Samberg hasn't got a single foot soldier.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Meet the new runners - Anne

Anne runs with us in Rhode Island. She writes:

My name is Anne LaFex, and I live in Warren, Rhode Island. I am a student, though, so my roots are in Syracuse, New York, and even after seven years of school I still consider that my home.

I don't know why I run. I actually hated running throughout my years as a competitive athlete (I played water polo in college). When I started law school, I needed a quicker, more efficient form of exercise than swimming. Jumping in a pool and doing a 2500-3500 yard workout can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Add in changing and showering, and I was looking at 2 hours of my day just working out. For anyone who has gone to law school, you know first year doesn't provide the luxury of time. So I started running on the treadmill at my school's gym about two years ago because it was quicker and easier than anything else.

I moved to the place I live now over a year ago, and it happens to be only a block away from one of the bike/run paths here in RI. It runs 14.5 miles from Bristol, which is one town south of Warren, up to Providence along the water. When I moved to Warren, I started running outside because of the easy access to this beautiful and peaceful scene. Nowadays I run both inside and out, depending on the weather, how much time I have, and whether I'm at school or home.

ps. Anne's been having trouble with her Nike+. I feel for her. New to Nike+? You might need to calibrate your kit.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Meet the new runners - FIONA

My name is Fiona. I'm from Scotland but have been living in North Vancouver, BC for almost 4 years (my husband is Canadian). I've been running since my first year at university which I refuse to believe was 11 years ago ... eek! I run because I love the way it makes me feel and I can't imagine not doing it. I run to clear my head, blow away cobwebs and to counteract my weakness for good food, wine and chocolate. I run because I love to listen to my baby blabbering and singing on our runs together *sigh*.

I've attached a picture of my running partner and I taken before we hit the trails this morning.

I'm looking forward to this challenge and am excited to join your community!

Many thanks,


No pic of Shana, but she's here

She writes:
I'm living this year in the Hague, where I've just moved from Washington, DC and looking for new places to run and running partners. I've been running for several years on and off, but want to work to increase speed and distance, and am feeling like I need some inspiration on that end. Thanks so much for including me!

And hey, new runners

If you wonder who we are, the people already here, then check the "meet the winners" link. Most of us have won at least once.

Meet the new runners - Caren

Like wise people sometimes do, Caren in Seattle started running to stay sane.

She writes:
I live in Seattle Washington and my name is Caren Gillespie. I am a mother of 2 (2year old Sadie and 5 year old Max). I started running last November to help with a serious bout of Insomnia. I came to like it and hate it at the same time but being a busy mom, it was the only time I got to myself somedays. I started running in the winter at around 6:45 in the morning while it was still dark out which was a rush. I don't have a picture of where I run perse because I choose a lot of different routes depending on the mood.

Meet the new runners - Nikki

Nikki runs with us in Minneapolis. She's a bit afraid of winter approaching so soon, but here at Run with e, we won't let snow or sub zero degrees (Celsius) stop us.

She writes:
My name is Nikki. I live in Minneapolis, MN in the USA and am lucky enough to have some gorgeous lakes to run around. Unfortunately summer will be coming to an end soon which will move my runs indoors (just as soon as we purchase a treadmill). I started running regularly in April 2009 with the Couch to 5k program and once that was complete I started the Nike+ 10k training. I will be running my first 10k race on Saturday, October 3!! My personal best 5k time is 29:04 so I'm not super fast, but I enjoy my runs.

Meet the new runners - Christine

Christine runs with us in Canada.

She writes "I'm running in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I'm a 28-year-old graphic and web designer. I'm hoping to get myself sufficiently into the running habit before winter strikes, at which time I'll have to figure out how to run in major snow – or find a gym!"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New challenge -jump right in

This time we're running in honor of Patrick Swayze (seen here with Lisa, his wife of 34 years)

New challenge starting tomorrow

New individual challenge starting tomorrow. We'll have new runners in this challenge. New runners, please send me a mail with a brief introduction of yourself and a picture!

No walking in these challenges. Running only. If you're at the walking stage, welcome over to Why am I so hard on walkers? Why should you not get to walk if you're tired? Because running is harder, and it's not fair to those who run if there are others walking.

Stop the presses!

She is such a worthy winner. She's had a rough September so far, with kids sick left and right. We're proud of you Clara!

Send me a picture so I can post it here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

On posting comments

Blogger has this weird thing that tells you it doesn't work when you try to post a comment. Insist. You will get through.

First to 50 in September almost over

But who will win? Clara or Wendy?

Ok this is how we'll do it

I'm starting a new blog for the rookies.
Come join me over there!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Welcome rookies

Overwhelming response for rookies! I'll get back to you on this important topic. Have not yet figured out how to solve this. But solve it I will. So delighted you want to run with me!

Big love

Friday, September 11, 2009

Andy Richter tomorrow I'll run for you

in honor of your wife! Sacha's not going to win this so easily.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pride & Joy


Run for the funny men

Challenge over too soon

Ok, so the Run for men challenge is over, because somehow I opened it to the gallery and just like that someone, most likely a male runner added himself and because he had ran 66 kms in a week our challenge was over just like that.

I'm reissuing the challenge. We're starting over.
I'm only having closed challenges because I like the sense of community. But if you read this and want in, feel free to mail me and I'll let you in.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Run with e -the soundtrack

This is what I listen to when I run. You'll love it too. There's one song missing from that track that you need to add. It's Sunny with Boney M. It's essential. This mix is so great and filled with joy I can't help myself from singing along really loud on the trail. It's one of the best feelings in the world.

My singing is similar to Cameron's.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Are you unfit and tired, dreaming of becoming a runner?

I'm looking for a running rookie to feature here on run with e. I'm looking for someone who can't even run a kilometer without switching to walking. I'm looking for someone who's thinking enough is enough, tomorrow I'll start.

I want to train you over mail, to have you running 5 kms in half a year, 10k in a year. You can do it. You just haven't tried enough.

Mail me. Overweight and lazy people most welcome, but you must dedicate yourself to this. And you will need the Nike+ equipment.


The enabler

I love my mother. Today she took care of the kids again, so I could run my 1000th kilometer with Nike+.

Ok, 2 new challenges in effect

If you wan to run with us, send me an e-mail ( with a brief presentation of yourself. There's just one rule: you must run not walk, however slow you run.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Rewards for running

I'm just 9 kms from 1000 completed kms since I started running with Nike+.
Or make that since I started running. I'm celebrating by buying a pair of new shoes. Any recommendations? Also need a new top.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


The literary women seem to have lost all their running drive! Come on little women, run!
Let's get this over with. Next challenge will be a solo thing or a shorter tribute to the men we love.

Ok, about the Tjejmilen 10k race. It was my second race. 26 000 women running. Only 2 groups had some kind of time limit if you were an unseeded runner. You could go with the group that aimed at running 10 k in less than 55 mins or between 55-59. I picked sub 55 and started last in that group. Literally last. I stood behind the crowd and danced around a little to warm up. Then the race was on and it was so freakishly crowded and slow. Frustrated and angry, I had a hard time enjoying the stuff that otherwise make races 1st class running experiences - you're served treats on the way, people cheer for you and at the end of the race you're awarded a medal!

After appx. 5k, it got a little less crowded and I saw a clearly anorexic runner who I thought would be a great person to hang on to. Her determination would carry me all the way. Then I lost sight of her and just kept running. I felt so light and it was a really easy trail to run. No hills, at least not compared to what I'm used to. My finishing time was 57,12. I wasn't even out of breath as I crossed the finish line, but I was really disappointed. Next race I'm not running last in the biggest group.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Here's the Tjejmilen winner, the incredible Isabellah Andersson who ran her 10k in 33.49 minutes. She gave birth in January. Just look at her, she's so awesome. I almost broke down crying when running, thinking about the 26 000 women out running, using their bodies the way it's built to be used, unrestrained by repressive notions of how women should behave and move. The sound of freedom pattered with 52000 feet. It was impressive. And frustratingly crowded.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ny chans!

Jag, Lina och Maja tänker springa Hässelbyloppet också. Fler?

Before and after

Before, getting ready.

After. The green writing on my arm is a "GO MOM!" message from Vanja.
The Tjejmilen race was good and frustrating. I'll write more about it tomorrow. Also: So happy Maja was able to complete the race. The quartet turned into a duet. Next year, new chance!


TODAY'S THE DAY! I'm off to the races.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

And then there were none?

Tjejmilen på söndag och av vår ursprungliga kvartett Buns of Steel är 3 av 4 utslagna pga löparknä, sträckning och halsfluss. Jag får försöka hålla fanan högt. Allt för BoS!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Walking vs Running

I don't really think one is better than the other. But in these challenges, you have to pick one.
I'm starting up a walk with e-challenge. mail (subject:walk) me to join

I'm out the door

Ready! Gone! Also, how cheesy is this post? The lengths I go for you. But if I was reading your blog I would ask for proof that you'd really run. As staged as these pics are, I did go running. And it was good.

Important question

Should I start a "Walk with e" too? For walking only?
Would you be interested in that?

What do you say all ye pregnant, tired, injured people?

Running with mummies

Only a few days to go til Tjejmilen. I ran 12.3 kms on Sunday to get ready. It was raining, but it was nice. I was running listening to my favorite egyptologist Barbara Mertz' book Tombs, temples & Hieroglyphs.

It was longer than I usually run. I was sore. But tjejmilen will be fine.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bridget's a much better runner than anyone thought!

Anna Karenina falling way behind.
Martha probably too busy divorcing, marrying, thinking and working to run right now.
Jane Eyre is quite impressive. Good for you, mr Rochester.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

An amazing running woman

Did you see Sanya run? It was poetry in motion.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rekindling an old flame

This morning I woke up, intent on going running. It was 6 am. It was beautiful out. I put on my training gear and went outside but did not run. For the first time in about a year, I went for a brisk walk instead. I even found a golden coin, worth 10 kr, about a dollar. It's now my lucky coin.

Walking used to be my everything, I was always a walker. Then running swept into my life and made me forget all about walking.

Walking was my first love. I love it still. I might be doing a little more two timing over the next few months.

Do you walk? Or just run?

ps. No walking in run with e though. Running only. I wasn't using the Nike+ kit.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jane Eyre runs like a maniac.

Martha Quest quite the athletic type too, who knew? Bridget not last not first.  Anna Karenina, supported only by me, far behind the rest of you. I thought I'd go running tonight, but it's so windy out there. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

Reading tip

Heidi Swanson (of 101 Cookbooks), who runs with us at times, asked if I'd read "Born to Run". I hadn't but proceeded to do so, or rather listened my way through it, as I ran. 

It was so entertaining, perhaps you'll like it too. 

A word of warning: It will most likely cause you to start running barefoot or at least buy those weird Vibram FiveFingers.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Core training with babies -The bitch

This one is often called the plank, but we call it the bitch because that's what it is.
Stand like so and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat with the other arm. People will feel sorry for you and might kiss you.

I've heard people can do this with their arm straightened. I can not fathom doing that.

Core training with babies -Gotta go on the cross

We all know it must have sucked to be nailed to a cross. Now to add to injury, imagine you really had to pee but still had some sense of vanity in that hopeless situation. That's what this exercise is like, but somehow your legs have managed to escape the nails and are able to swing from side to side while your upper body stays put and arms stretched to each side. It's hard! Once you've mastered it, try doing it with straight legs! 

No one, not even superheroes will help you. 

Other people call this exercise the pendulum. What do they know.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Core training with babies -The bridge

This one is called "The bridge". Lift your bum like so and hold it for 30 seconds. Repeat 5 times.

An alternative would be to carry out the exercise like this. We call it potty training.

If you want to be a show-off like my brother, try lifting one leg in the air and hold it hold it hold it.

Core training with babies -Superman

This exercise is called Superman or Superdad. 

Lift both arms and legs and hold for 15-20 seconds. Repeat 5 times. If this hurts, try the easy way and lift just one arm and one leg at a time (right leg and left arm and vice-versa).

Sunday, August 9, 2009

run again

Then after this, we'll run for the funny men again.

challenge over almost before it began

I made a huge mistake, didn't see it said first team to make it to 30 measly kms. Let's start over!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Up next?

Just a quick comparison - gear

Summer running vs. winter running. That white thing next to my shoes?
My socks. As you can see, my shoes serve me all year round.