Toughest Copenhagen

Saturday morning awake at 8 after 9 good hours of sleep, I rice up ready for one of my favorite/hate races of the year! Hate because of all of the sand along the race! Favorite because it’s my home town and great obstacles in the water! I drive over the Oresund from Sweden where I live to Kastrup and Copenhagen. Arrive at the event area with one of my partners in crime for today André “the Viking” who is known as founder of Berzerk OCR race in Helsingborg. We meet up with the rest of the happy crew and we get ready to rumble at 13:05. Today I’m in a camo kilt from 5.11 tactical and camo shirt to honor the soldiers who serve. Jess from Team Bear OCR is in camo pants and shirt, and we got André in leather kilt, Anders “The Danish Viking” painted as the pumpkin man … Jens is in the beautiful Fundracers tee, and we got Malene Meyer and Lena “Aminguak” Mathæussen to back us up! Today ITV Productions has a camera team on the spot to shoot for the program I’ll be in the spring 2018 “I dag om ett år” but there here for a real fighter and cancer survivor Sara Nilsson. Follow her on Instagram @sara.superwoman_ She runs her first Toughest after not being able to walk one year before this date! She is truly amazing and I followed her side by side most of the run, and she did more than well. But they took the chance to film us together and to shoot some stuff to my part of the program. I started out well in the beginning till we hit the heavy sand on the coastline … I really tried to keep on running in the sand but my blade are digging up more and more sand so it sucks out all of my energy in the end. Ill found myself walking along the beach feeling I am slowing down my team a lot! I can feel my “stump” is sore and is taking the pressure from running in the sand badly… so I decide to skip the log carry for unnecessary pressure on my leg. Out of the sand I got my running power back and we ad speed to the pace now. We get to one of the last obstacles and I’m on the Fastlane and got stuck with my leg in a ring that is putting a lot of pressure on my leg muscle! After that it cramps up all the way to the final ramp were I can hear Wally and Brian shouting out my name and cheering me for a go on the ramp. But getting up there trying to push it my leg cramps and it’s too slippery to try again… but my wonderful teammates has done "the human ladder" for me to climb up the ramp. Up there I’m putting down my leg to pull up all of my teammates, to the finish line and down to the photographers. After the finish it´s a lot of hugging and happy faces but the hug that meant the most was from my friend and Toughest Lab head coach Karin Henderson and the word she said to me. Thanks Karin it meant the world to me, and thanks to my teammates for a fun run and my fastest Toughest Copenhagen so far. I give toughest Copenhagen 5 out of 5 stars for the race and for the people and ocrspirit 10 out of 5 stars. Now I recharge for Toughest Gothenburg next Saturday were ill be running with my friends at MIT Tough Team in the Toughest final.