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Dynamic stretching for running success

As I mentioned last week, I’m now officially training for a 10K. I’m amazed that I’m doing a 10K run race two years in a row. I might fall in love with running one day still! In fact, my triathlon friend Jenny, who I’ve mentioned in quite a few of my posts, she got the

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10K in the near future! Join me

School started this past Tuesday, and as are many college instructors across the world, I’m teaching my classes via Zoom. All this Zoom time makes it even more important that I schedule movement EVERY day! Otherwise, it becomes nearly impossible for me to stay calm and focused.  I mentioned last week in my Triathlon Race

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2020 End of summer triathlon race report

My sprint distance triathlon race report for this summer is quite a bit different than previous race reports. Coronavirus pandemic and all changed things up quite a bit this year. In fact, it might be a while before there’s another in-person race. I’m hopeful races will be back in my lifetime, as I do love

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Money, Cancer and Running – all connected

In May 2019, I told you my suicide attempt story. In that story, I confided my massive struggles with finances. I carried in me wave upon wave of shame about my lack of knowledge and understanding of how to live within my means, how to create and maintain a budget, how to understand my finances.

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Goals reworked + The Prosperity Game

Pandemics mess with goals. No two ways about it, our world has spun out. I am a very goal oriented person, but being goal oriented when things keep shifting and changing with this COVID-19 situation is NOT easy. I’ve had to readjust and modify, over and over again. Can you relate? I set goals in

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Ultradian Rhythm Magic

I’m a BIG FAN of magic, and today I just had to share ultradian rhythm awareness with you. For my day job, I teach an internship reflection class at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. At the end of the class, students write a reflective “My Career Future” paper where they think back on what

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