I am overjoyed to report that I successfully ran the Saint Paul, Minnesota Monster Dash 10K on Saturday, October 26th, 2019!!! Not only that, no part of my body hurt while I was running! Considering that I have a constant minor case of plantar fasciitis in my right heel, a weak butt and random shoulder … Read moreMonster Dash 10K Recap!!
Running has never been my thing. In fact, running is a sport I struggle with doing consistently. I just am not that fast. I wish I was faster, but apparently wishing isn’t enough to actually make me go faster. For the past month or so I’ve made a strong effort to train for the 10K … Read more3 tips for training for a 10K race as a slow runner
Running. I must confess, running is not my first love. I’d rather walk. Or bike. Or ski. Or swim. It’s true, running is WAY down on the list. What about you? Do you love running? Friends who run I have a friend, Don Muchow, who just ran 850 miles across the state of Texas. Essentially … Read moreRun love, back at it AGAIN!
I love bike riding. I also love reading. For safety reasons, I don’t bike and read at the same time. I confess, I am not a fast bike rider. I wish I was, in fact, I’ve trained to go fast, and sadly, it never happened for me. Nonetheless, when I’m out biking and the wind … Read moreLife’s too short to go so f*cking slow, you know!
I love races! I don’t love holidays, but I do enjoy movement and race companies like to create races on various holidays. Here in the USA, Thanksgiving is a good day for 5K races. All the eating that happens this day is excellent motivation to start the day off with some running and walking. I … Read more3 reasons to race on a holiday for fun & fitness
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
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
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
Hello everyone! So, I have had some very bad luck this week. On Monday 4/2, I got home from work and it was snowing. I changed into my run clothing and went outside to test the sidewalks. Thankfully, they were not slippery. So I turned on my Couch to 5K run app on my phone … Read moreBroken ankle and foot means chair exercises! Join me!!
Do you ever have a hard time getting motivated to get moving and exercising? I do. The secret sauce in my humble opinion is to surround myself with people who love to exercise. It’s that simple. And that complicated. It isn’t always easy to find friends who like moving their bodies as much or more … Read moreWhy exercising with friends will keep you engaged and moving