Born in Mora, Professional Skier and alpine ski racer.
Jon Olsson
  1. Surf break!

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    So its not all bad to have a bag lost, especially when that happens in Sydney! Met up with a few friends here and went straight from the airport to the beach! Was pretty decent size out there and after taking a few waves on the head I was wide awake from the long flight over! Super fun to get an unexpected surf session and I am pretty sure I will have time for another session tomorrow before I hopefully drive over to Perisher. That is if my bag gets here tomorrow…

    Right now I am fighting a horrible case of jet lag, the surf session in combination with the time difference is just killing me, but if I can stay awake for a couple more hours I should be good! Cant wait to crawl down into a warm bed and just sleeeeeeep! haha

    /JON

  2. Heaven!

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    I have flown a lot in my days, but nothing has come close to this fight! Over the past 10 years I have booked economy 95% of the time and then tried to upgrade with points as I had a million of them. As my card is with SAS thats where most of the business flights have been, but after having flown Singapore business I know see that there is a huge difference in the airlines.

    Service was incredible and after dinner you folded down the seat and made it in to full on bed and I slept like a baby the whole trip! So right now I am Singapore rested and feeling great. Had a little issue in the check in as I forgot to apply for an Australian visa but thats all figured out now. Only problem now is that my ski bag is gone. So change of plans, going to stay in Sydney and wait for the bag. If its one thing I learnt its to never let tings like this bring you down, you just have to work with what you got and make the best of it! And as you know they have waves and surfboards in Sydney so this might not be so bad? Anyone in the area that wants to go for a surf? ;-)

    /JON

  3. In my bags!

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    Was sorting all my gear on the floor and figure that it could be fun to see what goes into my bags before a 6 week trip like this one! I really try to keep things as light as I can and count on the fact that i can find laundry machines when I am on the road! One thing I have learn when I go on a ski trip is that sweat pants are the most important clothing item, so thats the first thing I pack haha. I never bring more than 1 pair of Jeans as thats pretty heavy and I never seem to use more than one pair anyway.

    On this trip I will have the Hugger 30 (back in stock in a couple of weeks) as a carry on and bring a Base with me so that I can use that when I go on the hill. In the past I have unpacked my hugger and used that, but I think I prefer having my carry on separate so I can keep the passports and all the other important stuff in there all the time. So think I am pretty much ready to head over to the airport! See you guys on the road/in the air, excited to start taking a bunch of pictures again!

    Whats the most important thing you guys pack when you travel?  ;-)

    /JON

  4. Two new friends!

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    I am really glad that I am packing my bags today. Have spent the last week pretty much alone just working at home 12 hours a day. So running a blog when you have that kind of life is a little hard! haha

    But I must say that I have had a killer week, I just love when I feel like I have the time to work hard and look to the future. Have mostly been working with a couple new ideas of which I am trying to set up companies here in Monaco for, but to start a business here is not as easy as most countries as the office space costs are out of this world (you need an office to set up a company here). But I think that I am getting a hang of the system and in a couple months I think we should be up and running. They say that you should be working with things you love, and this new company is right up my alley!  Stoked to show you guys more this winter!

    I also realized that I have not showed you my two new best friends. For my 33rd birthday Janni got me a Hans Device. (you know the cool neck support that F1 drivers have ;-) ) I have always wanted one but since I have not spent that much time on the track I never got one, but I guess this is Janni telling me that I should race a bit more often! haha  So stoked on this little carbon fiber piece of art even though I am sure it does not look like much to most of you! The birthday gift from Fitnessguru was not made of carbon fiber, but I still love it just as much! The Onewhey pre mixed protein drink is for sure my new favorite. I dont know how many times I have grabbed one f these when I miss calculate the time and need a quick meal supplement before I run out the door! 20 grams of protein and ZERO carbs, fatt and sugar in what tastes like a drinking yogurt is just great! (think I had a full box of these in the last week! haha)

    Time to pack up the last few things and make sure I have it all. Will be back here on the 20th of October so need to make sure I pack smart! A little tough as I have quite a mix of things on the activity list!

    • Australia- Skiing
    • Hawaii-Surfing
    • LA- Surfing, Vacation
    • Stockholm-One day layover for a couple meetings
    • Hockenheim- Race week (trackday on the 11th and TT Cup Race on the 15-17th of Oct)

    /JON

  5. The healthy life!

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    I know I am usually not a selfie kind of guy, but today when I got home from the gym I had a look in the mirror and I cant believe the difference I can see and feel in my body since I stopped drinking alcohol! I think its been 11 weeks or so now and what I though would be a challenge has turned out to be a new life that I am loving! Have worked harder, had less junk food and worked out a lot harder then I ever have. I am still the same guy I have been for the past 10 years, the only thing I have changed is my alcohol habits, and I have to admit that it has had a bigger impact on my life than I thought!

    Oh well, enough with the healthy pep talk, just had to get it out of me as I am so pumped on what I am doing right now! haha Two more days here in Monaco so I am on computer hyper speed as I know I will have a lot less energy for these things once I am back on skis in a few days! Right now I am off to Maya Bay for some Thai food,  have been eating at home for the last week so its nice to get out a bit! ;-)

    /JON

  6. Reader company!

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    So yesterday I got a comment from a reader wondering if I was doing crossfit, I saw it a bit to late (Yes I always read all comments) so my reply came just before the session. So unfortunately they showed up a little to late when the class had already started. But I saw that he had a DB backpack and anyone that supports DB is a friend of mine, so i figured that I would be alone all day anyway so I invited them to lunch after the CF since they missed out on that!

    Had a great lunch with this nice couple and then we went back up to my place and I showed them a little how I work with pictures in lightroom as they were just getting into photography!

    So great to meet some of you readers out here and when I am at home working alone I think I am more pumped then them to get to hang out! haha So feel free to reach out whenever I am in your country, chances are that I have some time over and we can hang out! So if anyone is in Monaco and want to join me for crossfit, let me know, always fun to meet new people down here!

    /JON

  7. Travel preparations!

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    Sometimes I stop and think of the weird life I live. Take my work routine for example, I dont think thats very normal! I wake up, have a quick bath and then start working right away in my boxers in bed, no office, no work hours and no colleges.

    This means that I dont loose any time going to work, I dont have colleges to talk to which makes things very effective, but at times a little lonely if I am honest. So good thing i have crossfit now that I am alone here in Monaco, yesterday that was the only time I talked to anyone! haha

    Now that I am flying to Australia on Saturday I know that the time difference is huge, so this week I am going to set the alarm one hour earlier every day so that I wake up at 3am the day of departure. I have found that you can minimize the damage that jetlag does a lot by doing this and thanks to my weird work hours its no problem to shift my day around like this. Sure it might be a little weird to go to bed at 7pm but why not? haha

    The past 10 years I have flown to New Zeeland in Economy as I have always had a filmer or coach with me, but now when I fly alone I gave myself a little birthday gift and booked business all the way, first time I get to fly in the A380 with Singapore Airlines so to be honest I am almost looking forward to the flight! ;-)

    Random thoughts and not much pictures, but when you hang out by yourself in the bed its hard to produce amazing pics! haha

    /JON

  8. Boating with friends!

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    I cant remember the last time I was almost out of work to do, sure there are always a few small things that I can do, but in the past I have always had a million things hanging over me, so being in my current situation feels fantastic! Yesterday I took a break from work and started cleaning my apartment, but then Mass called me and asked if I wanted to join them on the boat, and when I was picking between cleaning and boating it was pretty easy! haha

    So nice to get out on the water and just enjoy life, and if you like cool boats like I do, Monaco is a nice place to be as there is just craziness hanging around everywhere! Where else do you see a 100++ foot Mangusta and two Wallys parked next to each other?

    Rainy day in Monaco so I am going to dig into som new projects and then its Crossfit at 11.30! Feeling full control of my life has been a VERY rare thing over the past 10 years so I am just so happy and calm right now! Getting here required a lot of work even on Sunday mornings, but its totally worth it now that I feel like I do!

  9. We are all different!

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    Now that I have been in Monaco for a few days I have not been as good at working out as I was in Spain. I think its 100% because I have not had a training partner and no one telling me “today we are doing this at this time”. Some people seem to be strong enough to set their own plan and stick to it, but I just end up doing e mails and other stuff when I dont have a plan.

    So yesterday I looked into Crossfit in Monaco and today I had my first session there. It just feels so easy to get dressed for the gym when I have a time and a place and once I get there I do what I am told. That really seems to be the key for me to keep up the training routine! So if you recognize my thoughts, I think Crossfit is a great alternative.

    Here in Monaco it seems like the level is not very high so the routine is pretty different from Marbella where I work out with top CF athletes, but I kind of like it as it give me a good variety! Stoked to have found this place and booked myself into a session every day until I leave for Australia in week! Feeling better and more energized already!

    /JON

  10. The closest thing!

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    Here goes Gumball video nr two for this week, I think maybe you saw a couple pictures of a guy doing all of Gumball with a big ass helmet on his head with a Sony 4K camera mounted on top of it. Well this is what came out of it, I think its as close to Gumball you can come without actually being on the rally! Nice to see a Gumball video with a unique perspective, so thanks to Max for punishing himself with this helmet for a week straight! haha

    So enjoy this one while I head out to watch Mission Impossible, left Janni at the airport today so now I am on my own here in Monaco. Time to get my game face on and train hard and kill a million e mails a day! Finally figured out what makes me feel good and sticking to it! (Unlike in the past where a “I am going to start working out more/stop drinking now” etc post would come every few weeks! haha  Now have 10 weeks without alcohol and I am loving every minute of it, I get so much more done and feel in control of my life! ;-)

    /JON