måndag 30 november 2009

Ski holiday

And now over to the other adventure!
As the headline is saying, i can almost call the last 10 days a holiday. It's been nothing else but perfect and beautiful!
Been looking forward since very long to be able to go skiing again, last two winters i haven't been home in time for it to be enough snow to ski on.
But 500km north from my town, in Bruksvallarna, Dennis and I found the snow again...
This little village is very popular for many skiing national teams to go for trainingcamps and such, since they have very much ski tracks and usually one of the first places where the snow stays!

So with a lot of good skiers to watch and get passed in the track from, we made some really nice days on the cross country skies! During the first half of our stay we got some more snow up there, and that put our knowledge in wax skies on a good test...
So, since we where at this place with good prepared tracks we thought we also should try skating (that idea might have got a little brighter the day we had 10cm snow stuck under the wax part on the skies...)

Another thing we decided to try, was to make a hike up the mountian, to the top house. It was a really nice walk, pretty hard at parts, and after passing the tree limit it suddenly felt 15 degrees colder and also 50cm snow deeper. So, we never made it all the way up, but got some amazing views, and as the competition persons we both are, we ended up finding this very nice steep hill someone thought was perfect for doing some snowy lactat sprints in...
Except from the ski training, which in this super beautiful surroundings didn't feel like training, it was so much time to just relax and do nothing then feel good, since you are far away from big cities and must-do's at home.. Thats why it felt like one big holiday i already miss!
But back to the must do's, there is a few things you don't get from, like cooking dinners.. And since we didn't break any legs or so i thought i should visit the doctor today anyway, to establish the fact I have a small tendon sheath inflammation in my right hand.. from whipping sauce to the lasagne we made one night... (tasted veeery good)
But could have been a lot worse, now i almost brought the winter landscape feeling home, since my arm sounding like the crashing from wet snow!
It's just a small thing what will get better soon, so today i was back for some nice powertraining at the gym, so now with tired legs i can also tell the ski training, if nothing else, atleast made my back very tired! and hopefully stronger ;-)

First part of a fun adventure!

Got back home yesterday evening from a ten day long ski trip to Bruksvallarna, 500km north from my hometown!
But the adventure actually started one day earlier.. The 18th November i had a whole day at Bosön in stockholm, for the swedish olympic committee(SOK) since i was one of about 25 other athletes from diffrent sports nominated for a selection to their Top and talent program. The day was very exciting, we got some info about the olympic committees organisation, did some diffrent physical tests and personal conversations. Was very intretsting to meet such a mix of high class athletes from diffrent sports, and get ideas how their sport, racing and training runs!
So, this is a huge motivation to have been on this selection, but everybody is very talented and on a high level in their sports, so its gonna be super hard to make the program. Atleast I gave my best and will carry this with me as a super good experience!

lördag 14 november 2009

guldklockan 2009

I woke up this morning by a textmessage from my grandmother, saying:
congratulations on your name-day and also for the nomination of Guldklockan.
Guldklockan (the goldwatch) is an award my county's newspaper arrange every year, which should go to the athlete that done the most remarkable perfomances during the year...

I'm very happy to be one of six nominated, mostly beacuse cycling is not a big sport around here! So it's always fun when people get up the eyes for what you achieved.

HERE is the page where you can vote on who ever you think deserve the award!

fredag 13 november 2009


So, another week soon passed.. time flies and soon im standing at the startline in Qatar for the first race! okej maybe not that fast, luckily!
Anyway, it has been a good week, some nice training with bit of running, cycling outside on my crossbike and powertraining at the gym. I also experienced the first snow of the year while riding, and as usual for every winter, almost frose my fingers of my hands, but this time i was lucky having a saviour as in Dennis with me, so for next ride im sure i learnt to put warmer gloves on (or atleast i'm sure someone else reminds me...)

But for now, this evening we gonna get warm from the home-made pizza that is just coming out of the oven!

måndag 9 november 2009

Some exciting things!

So, am back home after a nice stay in Girona, was great to be back there, but sure its a bit diffrent compared to hot summer there too!
Had some busy days walking around, visiting loads of diffrent agencies and looking, mostly, nice apartments!
In the end it all came out perfect, found the apartment i so fell in love with. So its ours from the first of december and it's so exciting to be able to build up a real home there!

Second exciting thing is that im nominated for Women road bikerider of the year, together with Emma Johansson and Susanne Ljungskog, two of the best women bikeriders in the world. So its surely a tough challenge but that makes it even more fun to be nominated among them two! And the winner will be presented at the Swedish bike gala the 21st of november.

Now im back in Sweden some weeks, with nice company from my boyfriend Dennis. And tomorow a day off at the plan, so we're heading to Stockholm over the day, this time to get tired from sightseeing and shopping!

söndag 1 november 2009

a little trip back to Spain..

Its been a beautiful, sunny fall week here in Örebro. That is the town in Sweden were i've been living my whole life, until this summer. Then i decided it was time for something new, a little change, and for the season i rented an apartment together with two teammates down in Girona, Spain.
It was great! Beautiful nature, awsome new trainingroads, and a new country and lifestyle made me learn a lot and it affected me in a very good way, both on the bike and as person.
So the season ended, and our rent aswell... So therefor my little trip tomorow!
Im heading back to Girona for a few days, and the mission is to find a new apartment! As i said, i really liked living there and think thats the best for my progress, so im really excited about going back and try to find a real Home!

Except from exciting stuff like apartment hunting, im busy with having a little touch of musclepain..