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

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

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

Tour de Cure Twin Cities, recap by one Red Rider

Last Saturday, June 1st, 2019, I rode 46 miles on my bike as part of the Tour de Cure Twin Cities. It was a beautiful, sunny, perfect weather sort of day. Doing the ride was a bit of an athletic stretch for me because I really haven’t done much training this spring. The longest I … Read moreTour de Cure Twin Cities, recap by one Red Rider

A suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive

Opening Note May is Mental Health Month, and this article is in honor of this month, plus it’s my birthday month, and I’m glad to still celebrate birthdays! This is an extra-long post. As a warning, I tell you the story of my suicide attempt. This is 100% from my point of view. It has … Read moreA suicide attempt story by a woman who is grateful to be alive

Beginner’s Mind for a Diabetes Exercise Game Changer

In 2013, I’ve taken some big leaps of faith. Number one on the list is that I’ve decided it’s time to GO BIG and launch a for-real speaking career. This website is the landing place for that. 2019 Note: This website is for so many things now!! Thanks for being here!!! I’ve also engaged with … Read moreBeginner’s Mind for a Diabetes Exercise Game Changer

Friends for fitness, best way to get moving again!

Do you have friends for fitness? I sure hope you do. If not, I want to implore you to made a serious effort to find some pals that love exercising, working out, training, whatever word you love to call moving your body! We are all creatures of community and having friends who love to move … Read moreFriends for fitness, best way to get moving again!