He is a man with a creative mindset. He is behind podcasts like `Arbejdstitel´ and `Sidelæns´, and has been publishing the popular weekly newsletter `Morgenpost´ for almost 10 years. Today he's the Editor-in-Chief at the Danish fashion & lifestyle magazine Euroman: Meet Kristoffer Dahy Ernst.
- Kristoffer Dahy Ernst
- Editor-in-Chief at fashion & lifestyle magazine Euroman
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- IG handle @dahyernst
When did you start running for the first time and how was your experience?
"I always ran or rode bikes with my dad when I was a child. Being active was a big part of the family. I've always enjoyed exercising though I was never the fastest. It wasn't until I joined the army that I learned to push myself beyond what was comfortable to learn. We did a fair amount of Cooper tests to learn about our own shape and progress, "and it showed me that I was able to handle the red zone and become a faster runner."
How does running affect your life?
"Very positively. I try to run a handful of times every week, and it's rare that two days go by without me in the shoes. Running is an extremely uncreative sport: You literally put one foot in front of the other to move and that's it, but at the same time it makes me a better thinker and leader because it lets off some steam and give me time to consider all aspects of big decisions."
What is your favorite running pass?
"I have three; I run to and from work a few times every week, 5-6K each way, and though I resent running the same route often, it's grown to become a nice transition from home to work and vice versa. My next one is the late night run, preferably at 10pm or even 11pm, where the streets are quiet and where a quick 10K feels like a giant victory over all the sleepy Netflixers who are not out there with me. My last one is the long run, fully loaded with hydration vest, snacks and into the unknown. I love new trails and l long for the great expeditions."
Which person on Instagram inspires you?
"Courtney Dauwalter because she makes it seem so easy to run the really long ones. Patrick Stangbye for the enviable mountain trails just outside Oslo (and for the style, of course). And finally I have to say Kilian Jornet. He's not just a runner, he's one of the most incredible athletes I've ever seen, and I'm a big admirer of his relentless curiosity towards new challenges and adventures."
Do you prefer to run alone or do social runs and why?
"Solo runs are easier to do, no planning is needed and to spend multiple hours in your own company is an undervalued luxury. But social runs are great for catching up as well, plus I've noticed I tend to make far less stops when I'm not alone. You push yourself harder when you run with others because you don't want to show weakness.. haha."
Do you listen to music while running? And if you do, can you recommend a favorite track?
"WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain. I've yet to find an album with more energy like that."