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Underwear for running in humidity

It’s hot in Minnesota in the summer months, no two ways about it. Makes me focus on electrolytes and hydration with extra intention. Plus it makes me think about my underwear. Chafing underwear is NOT FUN.  Worst run of the year I had one of my worst runs this entire year last week, mostly due

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The Human Trial and maintaining hope

It’s the 4th of July as I write this post and today I am grateful for the amazing friends I have in my life. The friends that are around the globe plus I am especially thankful for the close knit group of pals I have right here in the Twin Cities. Friends make life so

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Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Race Report

It’s been a few years since I’d been up to Duluth, Minnesota and going with three friends made it extra fun this year. Originally there were five of us who planned to race the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 18th. One of us got COVID and she hasn’t recovered enough to run 13.1 miles.

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Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Race Plan

I like to practice what I preach. In other words, as you might have noticed, I’m making excellent progress on finishing my book. I’m sending it to my beta readers at the end of June. It will be the first time people, other than the two editors I’ve hired over the years, will read what

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Tour de Cure Minnesota 2022

This morning I felt the wind at my back and I had a smile on my face as I rode the 25 mile Tour de Cure Minnesota route. I rode my bike to and from the ride, which added an additional 10 miles to the sunshine joy I made happen today.  Favorite bike ride This

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Biking for diabetes awareness once again

My athletic effort this year has been all about running. Feet pounding the pavement, making sure the hydration, nutrition, clothing choices are all dialed in, meeting new people, long runs every Saturday, intervals/hills and threshold runs to test the limits – all have been the focus. I notice the mantras have had to rise to

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