Waiting for our first 12 hour flight to Beijing, en route to Bali!
See y’all in a day or so!
/Jacob & Sofia
So it’s finally time, after 5 years in our apartment north of Stockholm, we sold it 2 weeks ago, and just yesterday we pulled the pin on our new one, which I won’t reveal here until August 1st when we move in. Until that, we’re moving to Indonesia (sticking to traditions)… Taking off tomorrow, so make sure to tune in every now and then for some surf photos!
Enjoy your summer!
Jacob and Sofia
For once, a request fulfilled – instructions for the best breakfast energy smoothie known to man, enjoy!
The ingredients: Feel free to be creative! The only things I always put in my smoothies are 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (the crunchy kind), shredded coconut, honey and soygurt (if you’re OK with dairy, use yoghurt). When it comes to fruits and berries, I usually improvise. For this one I kind of wanted to go crazy with strawberries, since it’s so nice out, so I threw a bunch of frozen strawberries in there, and strawberry/lime juice from the Swedish brand Brämhults. I also added an apple for extra juice to make it more drinkable (the strawberry/lime juice is expensive). There are endless variations on what to put in it, I like bananas, mango, different flavored soygurts, blueberries, etc. Experimenting is the best way to find your favorite!
As far as berry/fruit/juice/soygurt ratios go, it’s all about finding a good balance between too chunky and too watery. I usually make it a bit too thick and then add juice until I’m happy with the consistency.
Hope you liked this little “cooking extra” on the blog, if you do, let me know, and I will make more of these for all the food we eat!
8 more days until our flights to Bali, a bit hectic since we have sold our apartment and are in the midst of moving all of our furniture and stuff to my mom’s garage for summer storage. It’s going to feel crazy to be homeless in Indonesia all summer!
Hey, hey, hey…long time no blogging!
So what’s been going on? Well, as you can probably imagine, home life with an injured knee is not exactly the most exciting part of a professional skiers career, hence the lack of updates. My typical day right now usually looks something like this:
8am – wake up, breakfast consisting of coffee, soygurt smoothie, and scrambled eggs:
been super into these breakfasts lately. cutting down big time on bread and dairy products, and the smoothie keeps you going for a good while if you make sure to stuff it full with energy-rich foods like peanut butter and shredded coconut.
10am – gym session. 20-30 minutes on the bike, followed by either a rehab leg routine, or an upper body surf workout to get ready for summer swells.
noon – lunch at home, usually leftovers from the night before. been really into making homemade fries lately. not super healthy, but insanely good!
afternoon – driving boxes of stuff from my apartment to my mothers place for summer storage. Sofia and I sold out place just the other day, and we are moving out in 10 days. loads of stuff to take care of in the mean time.
night – movies, tv, couch life. stretching, icing, and relaxing the knee.
The last few days the weather has been beautiful so I’m trying to spend as much time as possible outside. I need to get a good base tan before heading to the equator in a couple days!
In other news, went and saw the UK band Is Tropical at Debaser in Stockholm last night, fun show, nothing special but always awesome to see good live music;
Debaser medis is one of my favorite concert venues. Small and intimate but still big enough for more famous acts that regularly play here. If you’re in Stockholm, I highly recommend you go see a show.
Now we’re off to go check out some apartments for sale in Stockholm. The goal is to find one that we can be ready to move into when we get back from Indonesia. 12 more days before take-off…
Headed out to shoot some photos yesterday as the temperature reached near-summer levels (17°C for a couple hours), and also to just watch and admire the way summer always comes back, even after a long and cold winter like the one we’ve had in Sweden this year. Life is everywhere, from the green shoots on the trees, to the baby lizards hiding in the dry leaves on the ground. Felt good to play with the 7D and 70-200mm 2.8 lens again, I have to take this baby out more often!
In other news, the knee is getting there, got the word from the MRI that it’s an isolated MCL injury, no meniscus or ACL issues, so hopefully with the proper rehab and rest, I should be good to go surfing in a month. If any of you readers have any tips regarding grade II MCL tears to make the recovery time faster, please give me a shout! Off to Bali in 21 days!
Hi everyone! Just had some breakfast back home in mine and Sofia’s place in Stockholm. Always nice to wake up in my own bed after travelling around for a while. Make sure you check out the last Nine Knights edit, of the jib contest! Big ups to Roy for taking first, and of course to Henrik for missing 4 days of practice and then taking second;
So, to summarize Nine Knights 2013 for me – 3 days of some of the most fun spring skiing ever, 3 days of some serious down time with physical therapy. Tweaking my knee on the 3rd day was definitely not part of the plan, but it’s certainly a part of growing old and realizing I’m not as immortal as I thought I were when I was 15. Now I’m 25 and if one thing is for sure, it’s that it’s all going downhill from here!
The original plan today would have been a quick trip to Åre for the 2013 Armada team shoot with Tanner, Henrik, Hornbeck, OC and Stanton but to my great dismay that trip had to be cancelled for me. Instead I am planning to get an MRI scan tonight, then 3 weeks of intense rehab training awaits. If the physios I have been getting treatment from (Thanks Stefan and Jess!!!) are right, I am most likely looking at a grade 1-2 tear on my MCL, but I can’t know for sure until I get my MRIs back on Thursday. Until then, let’s hope I can still follow through with the next plan, which is a 2 month surf trip to Indonesia. Leaving may 17th so the faster I can get my knee together the better. A speedy recovery is of great importance here, and there’s nothing like an epic surf trip for motivation in the gym!
Hi everyone, just decided to get a proper fanpage on Facebook since friend requests were getting a little out of hand as of late. So if you want the ultimate social media hub for everything that’s going on in my skiing life (blog, instagram, twitter), please go and hit LIKE right now; https://www.facebook.com/jacob.wester.1
Last day at the Nine Knights, been sitting in the hotel lobby icing my knee and interneting all day, time to pack my bags and head home tomorrow. 3 weeks of serious rehabbing lay ahead, I’m not going to miss out on any of the surfing this summer!
Hi everyone, in case you have missed it check out all the awesome action from day 1 & 2 of the Nine Knights 2013! Lots of montage shots and not that many landing angles but at least you get the idea of what was going down;
In other, slightly more unfortunate news, I tweaked my knee while trying some new rotations in the pipe yesterday, so my work at this event is over. Pretty bummed about not getting to keep hitting this amazing jump with a great group of people, but also worried my knee will need some recovery time. Not jumping to any conclusions as of right now, been receiving great treatment from the physios here and I’m getting an MRI as soon as I get home to Stockholm. I can walk without crutches and I’m spending the better part of my remaining days here icing it. Let’s hope for the best!
Another day, another amazing session on Il Castello! After playing around in the halfpipes for a fun mid-day session, the clouds started rolling in, making us all worried the heli session would be cancelled. Fortunately enough, there were big windows in the clouds making for some dramatic cloud color and we had a sick session lasting until the sun went below the Livigno mountains.
540 in the pipe to spine transfer off the other side. so many fun options! photo by Daniel Rönnbäck
Here’s a little gallery of photos of me, taken by Jess Tidswell;
Today it’s another perfect weather day outside, time to go get creative on this thing!