Saturday, December 28, 2013

My new running/airport route

I let you know if it is a good one?!!
--- Kjell

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Owls ...

are everywhere;)
--- Kjell

Saturday, December 14, 2013

What a week!!!





What a great week here in Hamburg. So happy to be able to visit with my nana multiple times.
--- Kjell

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Back home for 10 days

We went to the Hamburg winter fair "DOM". Great time with my sis, Pascal and Blake.
I am so happy --- Kjell

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thank you

Thank you for all the Birthday wishes!
I know now that having your Birthday on a Holiday is no fun.
But I had fun anyway. And I know it does not happen that often;)
--- Kjell

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Finish

"What is not started today 
is never finished tomorrow." 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

--- Kjell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Ultra Win #9

What a day/race. And remind me, never run an Ultra when you have a plain ticket mid day. Just to stressful!!!
I came, raced and won.

--- Kjell

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Become a runner

"If you want to change your body, exercise.
If you want to change your life, become a runner."  - long distance runner
I agree! --- Kjell

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Being in charge

Today was my first race, being charge!!! Spooky, but it went well ... I think.
Thanks for all the help and a big Thank you to Birds of Prey Northwest. Lucy made the event special.
Happy running --- Kjell

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Marathon win #8

What a beautiful and hard course at the Hayden Lake Marathon!
I am very happy with my 2:51,16h run! If you are looking for a scenic end of the season Marathon, this is it!
--- Kjell

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Cooking

It is so much fun to cook with fresh foods. Luckily I have them here in Kailua Kona and back home.


Looks, feels and tastes better.
--- Kjell

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lets go

Aloha!

Lets do this again. 7th year Kona with the team.
--- Kjell

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Let it be

This is great! Seen this so many times;)
Let it be!!!

--- Kjell

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Well done ANDY

My dear friend Andy Kitt is in the process of losing weight. He already lost more than me!!!

Yesterday we rode the trail of the CDA, what is 75 miles in one day. You rock my friend.
--- Kjell

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Love it

"Maturity comes when you
stop making excuses and
start making changes!" - Great quote
--- Kjell

Saturday, August 31, 2013

This is so ...

Indy and I ;)
--- Kjell

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Kleine!!!

--- Kjell

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Riding for a good cause

I will be riding 150 miles with a group of friends and colleges to support a good cause. The Ride will be held on the Trail of the Coeur d Alenes September 14th and 15th.

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?px=12563710&pg=personal&fr_id=21147

--- Kjell

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birds

So true!!
--- Kjell

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Focus

Staying focused is the key ...
Thank you RtR for the picture!
--- Kjell

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Building toady

"Whatever good things we build end up building us.Jim Rohn
Working on building the aviaries for Blake today. Race tomorrow.

--- Kjell

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Great job ladies

So proud of you ladies.
--- Kjell

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Thank you

Nick from Fighting Creek for your help in 2013!
--- Kjell

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Life

"It's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years!"

So true --- Kjell

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My Ironman CDA

Thanks to my lovely wife, sister Sinje and Lindsey for the pictures:








Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ironman CDA 2013

Number 21 is in the books!
I am happy I finished.
But mostly I am grateful for the first timers!!!

 --- Kjell

Sunday, June 16, 2013

7 more days ...

and it is time again for Ironman. This will be number 21, so I can legally drink now;)
My flied down Sherman in last years Ironman CDA.
--- Kjell

Saturday, May 25, 2013

7 days, two Marathons

And they are my last long runs before Ironman CDA 2013.
At the Windemere Marathon, I dug deep and did what I had to do to win. Tomorrow, we will see! Same concept and goal.
--- Kjell
PS: A Marine told me last sunday I was "bad ass" and should sign up;)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Half full

My glass is always half full ...
--- Kjell

Sunday, May 12, 2013

110

What a ride yesterday.
11o times two:
first          110+ miles on the bike
second     110 training session, with a 100% ride and hitting a 10% rain chance.

Ironman is coming.
--- Kjell

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Bloomsday times 2

That was a great fun weekend.
Running Bloomsday twice. First a bit faster for my work Cooperate Cup team BMC I. Than with my lovely wife.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Alone time ...

"... Whatever it takes, just take that alone time, take that time to get your head around the enormity of the task you’ve got coming up, and realize that this is a selfish endeavor, and it’s going to call on you and you only, and no matter all the fluff you have around, it’s great to have there, but when the gun goes, it’s you versus you, so you need to get your head around that and get comfortable with that voice in your head that you’re going to face on the race course and that voice is basically going to tell you that this isn’t for them, and it wants to stop and you need to be prepared for that battle because it’s a tough one to fight." by Macca, triathlon-training, on youtube
Happy training and racing.
--- Kjell

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Coaching

As a former Professional Athlete and coach/mentor I am always amazed at why athletes choose their coaches. There are so many times that I would love to ask.

From what I have seen, the two biggest factors as to why an athlete chooses a coach are:

#1 - What the coach has accomplished as an athlete.

#2 - Who that coach is affiliated with.

While I can definitely see the sex appeal of going with someone who has raced at a high level, or knows the best of the best. Is this a sure bet that they are a good coach? Most definitely not.

Sometimes you get a great coach and a great athlete bundled into one, but most of the time this isn't the case.

For me, here are the qualities at the top of my list in a coach:

1) Communication. If I can't get a hold of my coach when I need to, things aren't going to work. I can create or find a training plan anywhere, this really isn't coaching.

2) Experience. Not as an athlete, but with other athletes who are of the same ability of where I currently am and where I want to be. Are they racing well? All of the above need to be a yes.

3) Education. I don't want to just blindly follow a plan. I want to know about the why. So a coach who can educate me while training me, is also important.

4) Open Minded. Different strokes for different folks. The same plan for a 140lb guy and a 190lb guy won't work. Does my coach recognize this?

5) Mental Consideration. Does the coach plan my training around what I thrive on and enjoy, or is it strictly one way. The coach needs to observe and listen to each athlete.

So my question to all of you is WHY do you choose the coach you have?

by: Blake Becker 

Very well said! --- Kjell

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I did in many ways

"You have to leave the city of your comfort
and
go into the wilderness of your intuition." - Alan Alder
--- Kjell

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Amerika

This is great!
Do not take this to serious. Rammstein "Amerika"
--- Kjell

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tarahumara - run run run


This is just amaizing and we can all learn from this!

Nestled in northern Mexico and the canyons of the Sierra Madre Occidental is a small tribe of indigenous people known as the Tarahumara. They call themselves RarĂ¡muri, loosely translated as "running people," "foot-runner," "swift of foot," or "he who walks well." They are known for evading the Spanish conquerors in the sixteenth century and keeping their cave-dwelling culture alive and secluded. They are also known for their long distance running and their superior health, not displaying the common health issues of "modern" societies.

A recent National Geographic study (Nov. 2008) states: "When it comes to the top 10 health risks facing American men, the Tarahumara are practically immortal: Their incidence rate is at or near zero in just about every category, including diabetes, vascular disease, and colorectal cancer...Plus, their supernatural invulnerability isn't just limited to their bodies; the Tarahumara have mastered the secret of happiness as well, living as benignly as bodhisattvas in a world free of theft, murder, suicide, and cruelty." [source: youtube]

--- Kjell

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Burn

"Sometimes you have to burn bridges,
to build new once!"
--- Kjell

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kicking it on the bike

My second outdoor bike ride for the year.
I joined my friend Andy on his 4miler.
Good work my friend.
--- Kjell

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wildlife on 95

Saw this guy 5 feet of 95 this week. Better be careful out there.
--- Kjell

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Ultra number 12

Another one in the books. Tired legs after the lonely 60km on the Centenial trail from Nine Mile Falls to the State Line in Post Falls.
Took me 4:37h!

If you do not try, you cannot win!
--- Kjell

Sunday, February 24, 2013

5km

with Andy.
Wow tough guy!!!
Shirt and shorts in the snow. Well done Andy!!!
--- Kjell

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I got my eyes done!!!

I got my eyes Lasik done and it feels amazing. They are still sore, but I can see so well without any contacts/glases. So happy --- Kjell

Saturday, February 09, 2013

10.000

What a week. Training beside home and work is doing well.
Swam my first 10.000 yards on tuesday. That was a challenge, but not as hard as I expected.

--- Kjell

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Long run

This is my plan for this morning ...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Garden guest

We had this guest toady in our tree!
So happy with our neighborhood! --- Kjell

Saturday, January 12, 2013

You will be missed

"A friend (family) who dies, it's something of you who dies." - Gustave Flaubert

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Fears

"Don't let your fears limit your dreams." - found on LIFEisGood

--- Kjell