I started when I was 8 years old, because I had "too much energy", my mom said. I began to develop a love for track and field at that age. I wanted to be the fastest ever. I wanted to be like Marion Jones. Back then, that was a big dream of mine to become a "famous track athlete. I'm far from famous, but I have gotten to sign lots of autographs... that's a little famous right? At the age of 14, I first represented my country Sweden and I've been ranked top 3 in the hurdles for 10 years. I have always had a passion for training and track and it will always be a part of who I am.
I have had lots of people ask me about track, so I am officially done competing competitively. I have been done since I came back from Sweden, but I wanted to make it official for all of you who are still wondering. After such a successful season/year, I truly felt so good about being done. I achieved WAY more than I thought I could after having a baby.
I knew there would come a day where I had to make the decision, either to continue my career or to step off and fulfill my role as wife/mother 100%. I didn't even blink when I decided to be done, BUT it was sure hard to realize the fact that I was done competing. We train so hard to be able to compete, get those PR's, and achieve our goals. This doesn't compare to motherhood. Call me old school, but I love being a mother. Besides, having an energetic toddler gives me a good workout everyday haha.
I'm so happy that I got to spend 17 years in my club Hammarby. They are family to me. That is where I have gained my absolute best friends, and they will always be family to me. Just because I am done competing, does not mean I am done training :)
I am excited for the opportunity I have to coach and help out at BYU and also do personal coaching. Life has been absolutely crazy lately, but I cannot wait for our next chapter.
Hahaha, the good ol' days! I believe this was 2005
We won the short medley relay 2006
He has always been such a good support!
This is how I celebrate, by attacking my coach :)
Regionals in Texas, my favorite outdoor place to compete at.
My BYU fam :)
Green & White
13 years and counting!
My family right here, been together for over 10 years!
Sometimes I long jumped for fun :)
Track and Field, thank you for 17 amazing years...its been real!