“Every ÖTILLÖ race weekend has something for everyone. You can chase the podium in an adventure that keeps you out for hours (World Series), do a shorter, yet challenging Sprint or breaststroke and walk yourself through an Experience distance. It all depends on what you want or are able to do. Everyone is welcome.”
Who are you?
I am an energetic mother of two who likes to try new things and to bring people together.
How did you get into Swimrun?
For many years I was really curious about Triathlon but not until after I had had my two kids and my then partner had started learning to front crawl did I take it on. The swim coach was into Swimrun (Envol Coaching) so three months later I went on a swimrun weekend camp. I totally fell in love with the sport (and the Spanish coast of Costa Brava).
What do you like most about Swimrun?
The various natures I am able to visit and all the amazing people I get to meet and enjoy it with. It is a sport for everyone regardless of ability. It brings people together and we are just there and then. We are not our history, our jobs or our age/gender/color. We are just people who are exploring natures elements and our own abilities. In addition to that I get to train and for me a strong body is a strong mind.
How does Swimrun make you a better person in your everyday life?
I am not sure it makes me a better person but since I founded WILDSwimrun with Fanny Kuhn it has brought me so much joy. The women we get to meet and to hear their stories and friendships truly enriches my life. It makes me grateful for what I have. I am also working my way back from injury and when having a desire to do something you love, with people who care, you push yourself to heal as well. It gives me patience to be a (hopefully) good mother and one that shows her kids that most of the best things in life actually are free (or almost at least).
If you could choose anyone you want as a partner (nobody you raced with before) for an ÖTILLÖ race, who would it be?
One goal has been to be able to run this summer and to do a short swimrun with my daughter who is 7 years old. It breaks my heart to be the mother who says she can’t and who stands on the side watching. Apart from that I am not sure I can choose, there are so many (especially in our WILD network). But let’s say Helena Sivertsson because that would mean that I would have made a full recovery of my knees AND that I would be fitter than I have ever been to be able to do her justice.
What is your favorite meal the night before a race?
I would pretty much try to eat as normal. However, on the morning of a race I prefer a couple of Swedish cinnamon buns.
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