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 realize you do belong in the endurance community

The first thing I want to say this week is a big huge THANK YOU for the many positive comments on Facebook and here on this blog for the post I did last week about being a one breasted bionic endurance athlete. It took a lot of courage for me to write about the body … Read moreHow to realize you do belong in the endurance community

Confessions of a one breasted bionic endurance athlete

Eight years ago this month, I found out I had breast cancer for a second time. In August of 2010, I had the cancer infested breast cut off. I tend to be a minimalist, so I only had the one breast removed. I don’t have any genes that say I’m at genetic risk for breast … Read moreConfessions of a one breasted bionic endurance athlete

Open water swim panic, what to do

A few weeks ago I did my first open water swim of the season. I was ambitious. I thought to myself, “This will be super fun and easy. I’ve been swimming all spring, so I’m strong. I love lake swimming.” Well, as you might guess, IT WAS AWFUL!!! A tiny bit of back story, I … Read moreOpen water swim panic, what to do

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

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!

Cycle until you’re 88 and beyond

Breaking my ankle twice in two years makes me feel old. I rarely feel old. My approach to aging is to generally remind myself that most of aging is a state of mind. I rarely talk of aches and pains. I am very committed to keep my body moving. Then, I break my ankle and … Read moreCycle until you’re 88 and beyond