Running all over the World

November 12th 2015
Published: November 12th 2015
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Running in Nice, FranceRunning in Nice, FranceRunning in Nice, France

Fountain in central Nice

Places where we have been known to run

We enjoy running very much so we try to run regularly both when we are at home and when we are on vacation. We find that running is a good way to stay in shape and a also great way to do sightseeing. We usually carry a camera with us on our sightseeing runs and some of the photos we have taken over the years we have now collected in this blog entry. All the photos are of us when we are running in different places in some of the countries we have visited over the last couple of years. So if you are not interested in two middle aged Swedes trying to find the perfect stride in various locations, some famous most not, there really is very little point in looking further into this blog entry than you already have. Feel free to skip it all if you like. We won't be offended, we promise. If someone posted a blog entry with pictures of themselves playing chess we doubt that we would bother reading it.

A few of the photos further down you have been able to see elsewhere on this blog but most of them are new. We haven't set up any specific rules regarding which photos to include and which photos to delete. We try to include a variation of places and every now and then we try to get something interesting in the background. Sometimes we run in the picture and sometimes we stop and pose when it is taken.

For those of you who are not runners we can tell you that the runner community is not very unlike a sect. One thing that makes us runners different from real sects is that we happily admit that the runner community resembles a sect and we can make jokes about it. Just like in other sects we post pictures and quotes on FaceBook that shows that we (the runners) are right and that the others are wrong. "The others" are those who don't do sport at all. We are in general very tolerant against all other athletes. We have below collected a few runner quotes we have seen on FaceBook

"Running is like the mafia. Once you're in - your in. There's no getting out"

”I do not run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days”

"Sometimes people ask me 'Why are you running?' Then I say 'Why did you stop?'"

"Don’t ask me why I run, ask yourself why you don’t"

"Running...Is my mental Ctrl+Alt+Delete"

Songs that are about running are often popular among runners. Example of such songs are

Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

Keep On Running - Spencer Davies Group

Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd

Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

Wonder what the World would be like if all songs were about running... Then we would have songs with the following titles

You Give Run a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

Running Queen - ABBA

We Will Run You - Queen

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Run - The Beatles

(I´m on a) Highway to Run - AC/DC

and last but not least

Running all over the World - Status Quo

because that is what we do...

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Running in Beijing, ChinaRunning in Beijing, China
Running in Beijing, China

On Tiananmen Square. In the background you see Tiananmen Gate behind which you find the Forbidden City
Running in Odessa, UkraineRunning in Odessa, Ukraine
Running in Odessa, Ukraine

Emma running up the Potemkin Stairs
Running in Kamianets-Podilskyi, UkraineRunning in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
Running in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

In the background you see Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle
Running in New York City, USARunning in New York City, USA
Running in New York City, USA

Running on the Brooklyn Bridge
Running in Stockholm, SwedenRunning in Stockholm, Sweden
Running in Stockholm, Sweden

Emma with friends in Stockholm. Emma ran 56 km that day. Ake had to give up after 36 km due to cramp
Running in Bethesda, USARunning in Bethesda, USA
Running in Bethesda, USA

It is hard to find anything more typical American neighbourhood than this
Running in Bratislava, SlovakiaRunning in Bratislava, Slovakia
Running in Bratislava, Slovakia

We ran Bratislava Half Marathon
Running in Bratislava, SlovakiaRunning in Bratislava, Slovakia
Running in Bratislava, Slovakia

We ran Bratislava Half Marathon and that was how Ake celebrated his 40th birthday
Running in Helsinki, FinlandRunning in Helsinki, Finland
Running in Helsinki, Finland

Behind us is the Olympic Stadium. Next to us is a statue of Paavo Nurmi who won a total of 9 Olympic Gold Medals

12th November 2015
Running in Nice, France

Running on Empty
This is a fine song and album by Jackson Browne from my California--I hope you don't have to run on empty too often. I adore this blog! So great to share your passion, which of course, we were aware of from your other blogs. I'm a back-country hiker, and not really a cult or group like you runners, but your Albania run reminded me of my kind of spots. And Emma ran 56 km--i didn't even walk that far daily when I walked the 800 km of the Camino (Jakob's Weg) in Spain. Hey--that would be a fun run!
14th November 2015
Running in Nice, France

I'll check that song
Although I am sure I'd like his music I've actually never listened to Jackson Browne. But I will check out Running on Empty. I envy you for having hiked the Camino de Santago-trail. It is on our to-do list. One day we will hopefully have the time for it. /Ake
12th November 2015

What a collection you have.
Love that you have continue this passion for running on your travels and that you have also recorded it via a blog and pictures. I also love running but have not comitted myself to run in each country and most likely have a total of one picture. I'm really inspired by you both.
14th November 2015

Running + sightseeing = Great combination
Running is for us not only exercise, it is also a good way for sightseeing. We can cover a lot of ground fast and can easily make detours into areas we otherwise wouldn't visit. If you occationally run at home try to squeeze in a run here and there when you travel. It is something that works for us at least /Ake
13th November 2015
Running in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

I'm not a runner but I've known several passionate runners who would agree with your statement "Running...Is my mental Ctrl+Alt+Delete" !
14th November 2015
Running in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

Running - easy to perform but hard on the body
Running as an exercise is good because it is so easy to perform. All you need is a pair of shoes. One downside though is that it is tough on the body. Knees and feet take a punch with every step. /Ake
13th November 2015

I love this thematic blog...
showing what you are passionate about in many countries.
14th November 2015

Glad you liked it
We weren't quite sure how people would react to this blog entry. It's all just pictures of us running... So thanks for telling us you liked it and also thank you for following our blog /Ake
13th November 2015
Running in Nice, France

Running all over the World
I remember you guys running in Morocco and had to hit "Follow"...but only in a TBer kinda way. Really thrilled to see a blog on your running all over the World. I'm sure I can find a song about that!!!
14th November 2015
Running in Nice, France

The Zagora blog caught your attention
Interesting to hear that it was the Zagora blog (Running in Morocco) that made you start following us. I guess it is one blog entry that sticks out a little bit. That was a while ago. Thank you for following the blog for that long. /Ake
13th November 2015

Run Forest Run
Love this guys! A blog dedicated to running - awesome! I also run in all corners of the world and it is indeed a fantastic way to see the wonders of our planet. Keep running and keep blogging. Happy travels, Dave.
14th November 2015

I ran with Forrest Gump once
I just have to tell you that I once participated in a shooting of a TV commercial that had a Run Forrest Run-theme. The commercial was for a new line of runners shoes and one guy was dressed up at Forrest Gump, with a beard and everything, and I and a bunch of others ran behind him. The commercial was eventually finished but was never aired. Possibly for them being afraid of violating some copyright /Ake
18th November 2015

Run, run, run
Alwasy tood to follow your passion around the world. Loved your description of two middle aged Swedes finding their stride...great! Love the running is always good to laugh at yourself a bit.
12th November 2017
Running in Venice, Italy

Great shot!!
13th November 2017
Running in Venice, Italy

Thank you. So you took the time to look at our old photos as well. Thanks for that. Now that you say it, it looks pretty good with the red in the gray.../Ake
12th November 2017
Running in Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic

Another great shot!
12th November 2017

Great album. Makes me realize that you two have traveled a LOT!!!

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