Do you sit, stand, run or recline at your desk?

Do you spend a good amount of time working at a desk? I do! After all, I’m the Internship Coordinator at the University of Minnesota in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Sciences (CFANS) and I spend a lot of time emailing students, supervisors and more. PLUS I am a writer working on my … Read moreDo you sit, stand, run or recline at your desk?

3 financial tools for endurance athletes that have big race fees

Have you ever noticed that entrance fees to races are not cheap? If you ever do an Ironman branded event, you have to plan to spend a LOT of money. At minimum, it’s $600 US for just the race fee. Not to mention the travel expenses if you plan to travel away from your home … Read more3 financial tools for endurance athletes that have big race fees

Race report for 2018 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who has type 1 diabetes

It’s a week later and I finally have enough energy and post event reflection distance to write up my triathlon experience for what is my 99th or so sprint distance triathlon. Okay, I confess, I’m exaggerating. I did my very first sprint distance triathlon in July 2005, which was just 13 years ago. No way … Read moreRace report for 2018 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who has type 1 diabetes

Running with my new canine companion Sam

Yesterday, my first Wednesday with my new canine Sammy, I did my first run with him. Sam is somewhere between 1 and 2 years old. I’ve got a rabies vaccination certificate dated February 27, 2018, that says he was 18 months old, which would make him 2 years old now. He’s from Arkansas, and he … Read moreRunning with my new canine companion Sam

How to keep training when you go on vacation

Tomorrow I’m heading to Bocas del Toro, Panama. It’s mostly a work trip, but I’m counting it as vacation too! I will be gone for 7 days and 7 nights. This fabulous, exciting trip is happening smack dab in the middle of my 14 week Sprint distance triathlon training program. In fact, I will be … Read moreHow to keep training when you go on vacation

3 reasons the Tour de Cure is a powerful event

This past Saturday, June 2nd, was a cloudy, cooler, rainy day in the Twin Cities (in MN). Ironically, it was a perfect day for the Tour de Cure Twin Cities! The Tour is a walk, run, bike event for the American Diabetes Association. It’s a fundraising event. It’s also a celebration of wellness and fitness. … Read more3 reasons the Tour de Cure is a powerful event

5 tips to get out the door to get exercising

Ever have trouble keeping to your commitments to keep up with your exercise plan? Do you ever not want to get out the door? Now that I have full medical permission to exercise outside, walking and biking, it’s easy to get derailed and let work, and in my case, writing and consulting with people on … Read more5 tips to get out the door to get exercising

Birthday love happens every year for you and me!

It’s the eve of my 53rd birthday and I am happy to report that the foot/ankle orthopedic doctor gave me the a-okay today to stop wearing the boot and now I can ride my bike outside and I can walk outside again!!! Luckily I am healing from my fractured ankle and foot. In fact the … Read moreBirthday love happens every year for you and me!

Impossible Dreamers: Athletes older than 65 take the national and world stage

I like to stay motivated by watching older athletes. As I’m healing from this broken ankle, I need LOTS of motivation. About every other day I feel like giving up. Can you relate?? My dear friend and Lean In Together MSP colleague Linda Brandt called me a few days ago to tell me about a … Read moreImpossible Dreamers: Athletes older than 65 take the national and world stage

3 reasons swimming is fun, relaxing and excellent exercise!

The past week I have gone swimming five times. I confess, I am motivated to get my $20 gym reimbursement for going 8 times in the month to the gym. As you know, I broke my ankle and foot on April 2nd, so are you wondering how I can go swimming? When I broke my … Read more3 reasons swimming is fun, relaxing and excellent exercise!