Staying calm and healthy in a pandemic

How are you doing staying home and staying healthy during this pandemic? If you’re a health care worker, or a grocery store worker, or a mail carrier, or you work for a delivery service, THANK YOU. You are our front line workers. I for one am extremely grateful for your dedication and service. Let yourself … Read more Staying calm and healthy in a pandemic

Embrace the suck and be inspired

I’m a huge fan of Dr. Allen Lim of Skratch Labs. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist. He was a speaker and a sponsor of CampWILD, the endurance training camp I ran for adults with diabetes as part of the company I owned for 6 years, TeamWILD Athletics. If you’ve ever exercised with me, you … Read more Embrace the suck and be inspired

How to become a runner when you’re not a runner

Do you consider yourself a runner? My type 1 friends Don Muchow, who I mentioned last week – he’s running coast to coast, and Douglas Scalia, who’s on his way to running 20 marathons by his birthday on 6/20/2020, THEY are runners!!! I liked running when I was in grade school, but since then, I … Read more How to become a runner when you’re not a runner

Holding my head high while getting passed at interval run class by an 80 year old

There’s an interval run class held at the Minneapolis Midtown YWCA every Thursday morning at 7AM. My friend Jenny recruited me to go to this class with her. We’ve been going every week for the past two months. We are consistently the slowest runners in the class, meaning our pace is about 12 minute miles. … Read more Holding my head high while getting passed at interval run class by an 80 year old

3 tips to do 9 workouts a week

I’m not there yet, but I’m giving myself credit for being at 6 workouts a week the past two weeks. It’s not easy making sure that I’ve got workouts scheduled every week. Can you relate? My goal is to be at 9 workouts a week by March 23rd, which is the kick off of the … Read more 3 tips to do 9 workouts a week

Two tips to ignite your creativity today!

This week I’ve been working on learning my new Tandem insulin pump Control-IQ system. I was hoping I’d be ready to report back on how it’s going. Not yet. I’m still in the learning curve. It’s already turning out to be good! On a bit of a downer note, I’ve lost a bit of creative … Read more Two tips to ignite your creativity today!

Goodbye for now Lean In Together MSP

Feminism awakens I remember being a senior in high school at Saint Paul Central High School and getting elected president of the student council. Right away, I realized that women’s rights were different than men’s rights. I noticed that adults in the school treated the female officers different than the male officers. It was as … Read more Goodbye for now Lean In Together MSP

6 tips to bring magic and value to your 2020 LinkedIn profile!

If you’ve hung around me for a bit of time, you know that I am a big fan of LinkedIn. At my office at the University of Minnesota, I’m known as the “LinkedIn Guru.” It’s true, I have fun with LinkedIn, and I especially love helping people improve their profile to get more traction from … Read more 6 tips to bring magic and value to your 2020 LinkedIn profile!

Vision Board Magic for 2020!

This past Sunday, two friends came over and the three of us made Vision Boards for 2020. In preparation, I thought long and hard about what I want to maintain and undertake this coming year. I view Annual Goal Setting and Vision Boarding as two things: An opportunity to recommit to healthy habits  The chance … Read more Vision Board Magic for 2020!

Short Term Massive Action for 2020

I mentioned last week that I love this time of year, January specifically, because I’m a big fan of goal setting, and this is the time of year that goal setting is a popular activity!! I like being in the popular flow at least once a year. For 2020, I have 5 Resolution/Goal Areas with … Read more Short Term Massive Action for 2020