3 Tips for Getting Started with Your Endurance Training

Have a vision for doing a race or event this summer? Wonder how in the heck to get started? If so, you are not alone. Dreaming about an event you’d like to do is something lots of aspiring endurance athletes do. I love to dream. Moving from dreaming to action is the tricky part. After … Read more3 Tips for Getting Started with Your Endurance Training

Tour de Cure, and why I invite you to read this blog!!

It is official, I’ve started training for the 62 mile bike ride I will do at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities on June 2nd, 2018. Toward that end, whenever I start a new training program, it feels like a good time to start a lot of things. Toward that end, I’m now taking an … Read moreTour de Cure, and why I invite you to read this blog!!

Goal Setting, Visioning, Meditation AND The Winter Olympics!

I love this time of year! “Why?” you ask. Because I love that spring is coming. I love the Winter Olympics. I love cross country skiing, ice hockey, speed skating. I even find curling strangely fascinating. Weird sport that it is! And, today we are going to get another big dump of beautiful white snow … Read moreGoal Setting, Visioning, Meditation AND The Winter Olympics!

Celebrate my birthday by riding long: #diabetes and all

Tomorrow, May 12th, is my 52nd birthday and as you likely know, I’m not married and I don’t have any children. At this moment in time, I don’t have a boyfriend. (Yes, I would like to have a boyfriend!) I also don’t have a particularly good relationship with my biological family. I do have wonderful … Read moreCelebrate my birthday by riding long: #diabetes and all

Rain+wind+cycling = Give Up OR Keep Going?

Yesterday I was brave. I confess, I am a bit of a penny pincher these days and I my bravery was motivated in part because I had already registered to ride, meaning, I had paid the fee, better show up. The weather wasn’t good, and that’s putting it mildly. Granted, it wasn’t snowing, and it … Read moreRain+wind+cycling = Give Up OR Keep Going?

Focus on the goal, keep training when overwhelmed

I went to Mexico and I had a wonderful experience! It was so fun, that coming back to my part-time job as the Internship Coordinator at the University of Minnesota, my substitute teaching at Great River School, my side gig of helping people with their LinkedIn profiles combined with training for my 100-mile bike ride … Read moreFocus on the goal, keep training when overwhelmed