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A Year in Reverse

2013 has been a glorious year. The best and most fun ever, in fact, on several fronts. Familywise, careerwise and last but not least, runningwise. According to funbeat where we log our training, I’ve run 2 642 km this year. Jakob, not being so diligent in registering all of his runs, has a slightly smaller number of kilometres but even so (sorry J, I had to win). It’s the most I’ve ever run in a single year since I started running and I’m very happy that my feet, legs and body have been able to cope without any more serious injuries than getting a few blisters and having a toenail or two fall off. Here’s hoping that 2014 will be at least as beautiful as 2013. Apart from entering the draw for UTMB in August we haven’t booked any major events for the year. If you have any suggestions for races, please let us know in the comments. We’re always looking for new challenges, both local and global.

Our blog Jakob & Jakob has had 7 245 views in 2013 with 2 314 views in April alone, the month of our biggest adventure yet – Marathon des Sables. The statistics don’t specify the amount of individual readers, but we’re still very happy that so many of you like to read about our exploits. The coolest thing is that you live all over the world. If we discard the countries with very few views, our readers still live in 31 countries (France, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates to name a few). Sure, many of you have been vacationing and both of us have huge families with loads of siblings and cousins that sometimes check in with us to see what we’re up to, but numbers are numbers.

So please, keep on reading and commenting. After all, it is an ego boost for us to know that you’re interested. To cap this fantastic year off, please allow us to share a picture from each wonderful month of 2013 with you.

Loads of love and God bless!

Sand training on Puerto Rico.

Sand training on Puerto Rico in January.

Cross country skiing in February.

Cross country skiing in February.

Trying out desert gear for MdeS in March.

Trying out desert gear for MdeS in March.

"Please, no more pictures!", in April.

“Please, no more pictures!”, in April.

The quintessential picture of May in Norway.

The quintessential picture of May in Norway.

Salomon Trail Tour in June.

Salomon Trail Tour in June.

The new poster boys for RL in July.

The new poster boys for RL in July.

Island hopping on Marstrand in August.

Island hopping on Marstrand in August.

Celebrating in Alesia in September.

Celebrating in Alesia in September.

Forest strolling in Nordmarka in October.

Forest strolling in Nordmarka in October.

Flying through NYC in November.

Flying through NYC in November.

Shuffling through Skatås in December.

Shuffling through Skatås in December.

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