Have you forgotten how to dream?

At the last ever Jeff Goins Tribe Conference last weekend in Franklin, Tennessee, one of the speakers asked us if we remembered how to dream. The speaker was Cliff Ravenscraft, and for many years Cliff was known as the Podcast Answer Man. His opening was: All human behavior is driven by belief. All beliefs have … Read moreHave you forgotten how to dream?

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5 books to read if you’re an endurance athlete

I’m heading today, 9/6/19, to another writing event, the Tribe Conference, put on by best-selling author and writing teacher Jeff Goins. I took an online class from Jeff about how to get going with blogging. It’s because of Jeff that for the past almost 2 years, I’ve been blogging every week and emailing my list … Read more5 books to read if you’re an endurance athlete

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Triathlons for Women + Advice from Sally Edwards

Sally Edwards, 16 time Ironman finisher, best selling author of more than 20 books and 300 health and fitness articles, and owner of Heart Zones, amazing heart rate monitors used at gyms and in PE classes, was here in Minnesota a few weeks ago. I got to go hear her keynote speech at the Physical … Read moreTriathlons for Women + Advice from Sally Edwards

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Race report for 2019 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who still has type 1 diabetes

AMAZING!!! What a fantastic race report I have for you about the Minneapolis YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon that I did on Sunday, August 11, 2019. I have been reading Let Your Mind Run, A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton. Turns out, everything that Deena and Michelle describe … Read moreRace report for 2019 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who still has type 1 diabetes

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5 Tips for Triathlon Race Week

I’m writing this blog on Monday morning, 6 days before I will participate, once again, in the Minneapolis YWCA Women’s Triathlon. So here’s the deal, having a good race week plan is essential for race success. That’s one of the things I’ve learned over the 14 years I’ve been doing triathlons. The reason I like … Read more5 Tips for Triathlon Race Week

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Te amo por siempre profesora Ki Ki Gore

“What is love? Gratitude. What is hidden in our chests? Laughter. What else? Compassion.” – Rumi I have profound gratitude for the presence of one teacher in my life. Her name is Ki Ki Gore. She was the daughter of Greek immigrants. She was my high school Spanish teacher. I attended three high schools over … Read moreTe amo por siempre profesora Ki Ki Gore

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Personal Ink Tattoo Day coming again to Minneapolis in 2019!

Do you like to volunteer? I’ve noticed that I tend to make close friendships with people who enjoy volunteering. I was assessing my current volunteering efforts, and I realized that one of my current all-time favorite volunteering efforts is with Personal Ink, P.ink Tattoo Day MSP. Personal Ink is a program of FCancer (let’sFcancer) that … Read morePersonal Ink Tattoo Day coming again to Minneapolis in 2019!

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Heat exhaustion during the 4th of July Watermelon Bike Ride

Last week, on Thursday, July 4th, my dear friend Tammy and I joined up and participated in the Twin Cities Bicycle Club TCBC Watermelon Bike Ride event. We decided to be brave and go for it, and do the 52 mile route. I had done 49 miles at the Hope in Motion ride just a … Read moreHeat exhaustion during the 4th of July Watermelon Bike Ride

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38th Diaversary + 49 mile bike ride recap

Happy End of June and happy joyful summer! I am slowly and surely recovering from the intensity of moving all my stuff from one house to another house. And I am pleased to report that I have now lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for 38 years. The day someone was diagnosed is “celebrated” by … Read more38th Diaversary + 49 mile bike ride recap

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