As you likely know, I have type 1 diabetes. I’ve had it for almost 37 years. That means that I’ve had to go to visit a medical doctor A LOT. On average, I go 4 times a year. Once a quarter. For most of the years I’ve had diabetes, I go see a specialist. I … Read moreHow to find a great endocrinologist
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!!
Are you over fifty years old and do you worry or wonder about your overall fitness? If so, then I have a book for you! I was reading a local neighborhood newspaper that had a few articles about how to age with ease, and they mentioned this book in passing. It caught my eye, so … Read moreJust Move! Fitness after 50, you can do it!
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
Are you like me and do you sign up to do at least one athletic charity fundraising event every year? As someone who lives with diabetes every single day, and as a two time cancer survivor, there are LOTS of athletic charity events I could do! In the spirit of not overwhelming my friends year … Read more3 Surefire Tactics for Fundraising for Your Athletic Charity Event
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
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!!
After living with diabetes for 36.5 years and after surviving breast cancer twice, I’ve come to prioritize self-care. What is self-care you ask? Well, in my world it means that I pay attention to the basic things I need to stay healthy, fit, calm, centered and productive. It means that I make it my Number … Read moreSelf-Care in times of stress and overwhelm
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!
I love the turn of the year. As a holiday, January 1st is my favorite. I love new beginnings. I love the opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year and the goal, aspirations and hopes I have for the coming year. I’ve always been a goal oriented person, so the fact that … Read more2018 Is Going to be a GREAT Year!!