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Oops!… I Did It Again

Oops!… I Did It Again. I signed up for a race. This time for the Kullamannen. Oh baby baby, I am gonna run in Sweden.

Hmm, I don’t think I should enter a career as a songwriter. Maybe I should leave that to Britney Spears, or whoever wrote her songs. Maybe I should just focus on running. On trail running in Sweden. On running the Kullamannen Sibirien Ultra 50 kilometers race, because that’s the one I just signed up for.


I told you, trail running is a day out for us. Trail running is sight seeing. We like to choose races in places we really want to see. Sweden has been on our wish-list for a long time. Okay, maybe not in winter, but still…

Lately we’ve been thinking a few times about going to Sweden. Last year, for our summer holiday, we doubted between Scotland and Sweden. In the end we decided in favor of Scotland. This year Austria was the logical choice, as we’re in Italy before and after our holiday to teach yoga retreats. Yet Sweden was still on the back of our mind.

Birthday escape

In the last couple of days I started to think about what to do with my birthday. We always go away for a few days. But where? So I looked on the UTMB website for a cool race at the end of October. That’s where I saw Kullamannen. Or better, where I saw Kullamannen again.

Last year I already thought about it. Well, about the Dödens Zon, the 20 kilometers race, as I couldn’t run 50 kilometers back then. But going all the way to Sweden to run only 20 kilometers seemed a bit too much. Now, now things are different. Now I’m able to run 50 kilometers. Now I think it’s totally worth it. So Sweden, here we come. Oh baby, baby!

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