Wednesday, December 31, 2008


HAPPY NEW YEAR, thank you for all the help, support in 08. It was a good year and Im looking forward to a better one in 09. Stay healthy, all the best, cheers --- Kjell

GUTEN Rutsch, ...

and get well into 2009. All the best --- Kjell

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

had one

I wish I had one right now. To find an Erdinger here in the Northwest is mission impossible. To bad --- Kjell

Monday, December 29, 2008


Very true: "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” [author: Lou Holtz] --- Kjell

Sunday, December 28, 2008


What is this. It is raining after two weeks of snow, the temperatures went up to 36 and its raining here in Coeur d´Alene--- Kjell

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ceepo becomes Ironman's Official Bicycle Partner

The official press-release on "Ironman is pleased to announce its new licensing deal with Ceepo, a triathlon-focused bicycle company recognized for its innovative designs. The agreement establishes Ceepo as the "Official Bicycle Partner" via a multi-year global licensing deal, with new branded product available beginning January, 2009. Additional models, such as the Ironman "Viper" will be released late spring, with the Ironman "Katana" to follow in Summer." [source: ironman] Good job Joe --- Kjell

Friday, December 26, 2008

Family dinner

I know my family is having the traditional Christmasdinner today. Enjoy and I call later Kjell

Thursday, December 25, 2008


We watched Marley&me tonight. "Synopsis
Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston go to the dogs with Marley & Me, a tale of a couple forced to deal with a troublesome Labrador retriever. The Devil Wears Prada's David Frankel directs the adaptation of John Grogan's best-seller by screenwriters ..." [source: Marley & Me] It is such a fun movie! You need to see it --- Kjell

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone:
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." [source: Larry Wilde]
Have a wonderfull time --- Kjell

missing ...

home and family allot. This will be a different year --- Kjell

Monday, December 22, 2008

Indy - Santa

Indy hates it, we think it is cute for a little while --- Kjell

Sunday, December 21, 2008

what shall I do in 09

An good suggestions out there. Still don´t really know what I do in 09. Wanna get settled soon --- Kjell

Friday, December 19, 2008

WINTER and so much snow

The snow is getting more and more, plus the temps are so far down. We needed to fix something for Indy to fight the cold. Happy running --- Kjell

Thursday, December 18, 2008

snow snow snow and its cold

We are makeing records in minutes here in the Northwest. Most snow in 24h for many many years, low temperatures. Here thats what you find those days about the area: "Record 12.5" Snow yesterday (150% more than old record of 5"). 17" total snow for the last 30 hours and still snowing. This is Interstate 90." [source: weatherUnderground] But it is still very pretty --- Kjell

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

CEEPO and the WTC

Doesnt realy surprise me. CEEPO bikes is now working with the WTC: "Tampa Bay, FL (December 18, 2008) – Ironman is pleased to announce its new licensing deal with Ceepo, a triathlon-focused bicycle company recognized for its innovative designs. The agreement establishes Ceepo as the “Official Bicycle Partner” via a multi-year global licensing deal, with new branded product available beginning January 2009. Additional models, such as the Ironman “Viper” and the Ironman “Katana” will be released in late spring." [source: press release by Mr. Nobuyuki Tanaka] Im riding Ceepo from the very beginning, nowone knew Ceepo then. I rode on the Killerprototype in Kona in 2006. Im happy for CEEPO and Mr. Nobuyuki Tanaka "Joe" --- Kjell

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

footprint II

Very true "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart." Thanks for every footprint from the ones who left them in my heart --- Kjell


"One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints." Indys prints! We all should leave them behind --- Kjell

Monday, December 15, 2008


Indy is having so much fun in the Snow. Well we are too, but it is her first snowexperience. Its cold, but we dont care --- Kjell

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Im in our local newspaper [Niendorfer Wochenblatt 11.12.2008, page 14 WEB]: Im glad its over and I can rest for 2009 --- Kjell

Ironman HI finaly ...

The Ironman HI race made it finaly on TV. Other sports have hours of livecouverage, but Ironman, well just a couple month later --- Kjell

Friday, December 12, 2008

one more ...

I just mailed out my papers for another pro year in 2009. This will be my 3rd and I got better every year, Making the experience and learning from them helps --- Kjell

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chris is traveling way more

Im impressed by the travelshedule Chris is doing. Im allready tired of beeing in the plain. Cheers Chris and enjoy your time home --- Kjell

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Great job Curt

Blakes very good family friend Curt had a very nice opening ceremony, regarding his arcitectur projekt in Portland: "Mayor-elect Sam Adams Does Not Have a Shy Bladder" Good job Curt --- Kjell

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Have a look at these Marathon Team. The five major Marathon are now a Team. I ran one of them --- Kjell

HAPPY Birthday Sandy

Its Sandy May´s Birthday today. Im sure she will enjoy my stories from my run yesterday. I hope you have a fun day. All the best --- Kjell


I soo tired and done (results). Well most of the day, I will travel so I can rest my legs. It was a long and hard (I would say the hardest I have done!) challenge, but I did it in 8:50h allot longer than I expected. I will post my experience later. Thanks to Paul and Cathy for the place to stay and all the help of course. My statement for 50mile run, with about 10.000feet elevation is = This was a ride through hell and back. Have a fun sunday --- Kjell

Friday, December 05, 2008


Im doing it (50miles in San Francisco) today and I guess I will think about this quote: "If you have to go through hell, just keep going!" I will for sure --- Kjell

50miles tomorrow

I gonna do it: "Never Stop Exploring
In 2008, The North Face® Endurance Challenge again welcomes you to run farther than you ever have. Whether you're an aspiring 10K trail runner or an elite ultramarathoner looking to boost your performance, The North Face® Endurance Challenge holds something meaningful for you. Every event offers four epic distances: 10K, Half Marathon, 50K, and 50-Mile. Explore your potential." [source:] And this is a nice motivation aswell. Thanks to Paul and Cathy for letting me stay at their place. --- Kjell

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Leaving for the race ...

Im leaving from Spokane, to travel to CA for the Northface Endurance Challenge. I will do the 50miler. This will be my first race over that distance. Im excited and looking in forward to run fast --- Kjell


"HONOLULU -- Thousands of runners are training for the Honolulu Marathon, which is in three weeks. KITV's Dick Allgire met a 90-year-old great-grandmother who is training to set a world record. Gladys Burrill is in training for her fifth Honolulu Marathon" [source:] Keep on running --- Kjell

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Its time for Advent: "Advent (from the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming") is a season of the Christian church, the period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus, in other words, the period immediately before Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western Christian year and commences on Advent Sunday." [source: wikipedia] I will enjoy it --- Kjell