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The year of 2012

By December 30, 2012 3 Comments

When Erik from Salomon Sweden asked me to write a little about myself to send to the big boss Gregory Vollet, marketing boss of the international team of Salomon I said fine. I wrote all the things that I love about mountains, I told him about how much I loved to live in Tromsö because of all the wild mountains the city in the arctic have. And I told him about a few favorite runs I had done. When he responded and asked if I wanted to join the international athletes for a week of running. It was in April this year and even though I had not started the running for the season yet I said yes! I thought that the week was a disaster for me speaking of running. But somehow Iran okay and I felt so comfortable to be with all the people which has become my Salomon family.

Then the season of races started out. My first international race I ran was 3 peaks in the UK I was excited and I think I had done a good race. Still it was early in the season and all I had run was on that week in April. My legs got devastated after that race! I finished second and was super surprised! My second competition was Zegama in Spain. I still felt like a newbie, this was my 3 time I ran a long race! I still feel much more comfortable in races up to 25 K. You can just smash them! Anyhow I finished 3 rd, just some seconds after Nuria Picas, who has become my friend and one of my biggest competitor in long races. I admire her!

I still felt like a newbie and then somehow I started to win races. In Sweden I already had won some races, half marathon  on trails, 2-days mountain marathon competitions and so on. But international, how can this have happened?

Dolomite skyrace a steep and technical 21 K race. I broke the old record. I had a good day at pikes Peak marathon. I felt good in climbathon of Kinabalu and I felt even better on NF Endurance challenge in San Francisco.

I started to count my races and I have done 21 races this year. I reached podium on every race expect one.  This sounds so strange to me. I had no expectations on how this season would end. I told Greg I wanted to take race after race to see how I felt. If I still would have my passion and love for running. And i´ve keept it. My passion is bigger then ever. I feel so much joy of being with other runners and devoted mountain people and I want to share this feeling with everyone!

During the season I started to think about goals I wanted to achieve. One was that I wanted to lead a race from the beginning all the way to the finish line. And I did! That was huge. The other goal was that I wanted to win a long distance race. I know that that goal was pretty high, this was my first season on this level and I was even newer on long distances races. Somehow I feel good running long. I guess it´s because I have had so many days just being out in the mountains so the longer races I´ve done I felt pretty secure. I ended the season with the win at NF in San Francisco. I have no words for that feeling.

I am just a lucky girl who likes to spend her time out in the mountains. And this year have been incredible with all the new mountains I have been lucky to explore, the new people I´ve got to know and all the inspiring people who loves running that I have the opportunity to meet.

Thank you all for sharing our passion!

Have a fantastic year and hope you have a lot of wonderful time in the mountains.

Here are some glimpses of the year of 2012.

Emelie

Emelie

Swedish mountain lover. Loves running and skiing, farming and baking! ❤

  • Talk Ultra

    A stunning year and a rising star for the future… plus the biggest smile! The ‘three’ (Frosty, Nuria and yourself) light up the trails but also lead by example, friends on and off the trail or mountain, that is what it is all about. It was great to share your moments in ’12’ and I look forward to the ones to come in ’13’. Bravo!

  • Martha

    Keep enjoying all the beautiful mountains all around the world and to spread your passion to all your followers.

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