I did it!

I think I finally managed to get the “new post” thingy to work… 🙂

So sorry for the lack of post. A lot of things have happened since the last post. Most important! I did it!

I finished my first marathon! Not a very good time and it was dark before I crossed the line, but I did it!

I did not get last in most of the categories. I was probably the last Swedish runner, but I was not the last man, nor the last of my age group. In total I was number 52550… 🙂

The race was actually harder than I thought. 42 KM is long… And it took me 8 hours. So being active 8 hours was a bit tough.

One of my plans for the race was to do it without adding much energy and trust my ketogenic diet. I did have 50g of cheese and 100g of salami sausage a couple of hours before the race. During the race I only had water. No food nor “energy drinks”. I did try some gatorade but I spat it out. Way to sweet for me…

The only lasting “damage” after the race was a bit muscle fatigue in my thighs so stairs was not the best for me. But now I am fine.

After I got home from New York I had a couple of days free and then I left for Palma Mallorca and the Low Carb Universe conferees in Port de Soller.

I will try to write about the conference tomorrow or Monday. Right now I am just pleased I got the posting working again…






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11 Responses to I did it!

  1. Claudia says:

    What an accomplishment!! Congratulations!

  2. bill says:


  3. Missy says:

    WOW, Amazing so proud of you.

  4. Susan Rice says:

    Wonderful…in two ways…that you finished the race and got the post up!

  5. norman4law says:

    Congratulations, Tommy, we are all very proud of you.

  6. Aoife says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a huge achievement. You are a superstar and I hope you are very proud of yourself. I am delighted by your success because I think it’s fantastic.

  7. Margaret says:

    Congrats on the race, but what happened afterwards? Haven’t seen new blog or comment on the blog since Nov 19. It is now Dec 10. I hope you are okay.

  8. aoife says:

    Where are you?? You haven’t updated the blog in ages. Are you alright? I hope that everything is OK and that you are planning to have a wonderful Christmas.
    Aoife x

  9. Margaret says:

    It is now January 3, 2019. I am more and more worried for you because there is nothing on this blog from you since a reply in Contact in early December. My best wishes for your health go out to you. I hope it is either the Holiday rush, the demands of business, or technical issues that are preventing your blogging. Happy New Year,

  10. Hugh says:

    Hi all.

    I too have been wondering what happened to Tommy since his big NY trip and race. I recently found him on his Swedish site:

    http://www.tommytappar.se/ which can be read in translation (a bit awkwardly) using Google translate.

    Based on his regular posts there, he seems to be fine, but perhaps the software that allowed him to post simultaneously in English is no longer working.

  11. Doug says:

    You finished. That’s what matters.