Tour de Cure Twin Cities 2021 #TourTurns30

#TourTurns30 This year, 2021, the Tour de Cure, a major fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association, turns 30. That means that people have been riding their bikes, and some years, running and walking, for their health and to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.  Due in part to this global pandemic and partly … Read more

First “Real” Race since COVID-19

Having grown up in a dysfunctional family, I learned early on to ignore my fears. Meaning I had so much fear that lived in my body that had I paid attention to it too much I would have become non-functioning. Instead, I became hypervigilant and super accommodating. I knew I was an inconvenience to my … Read more

Happiness vs. satisfaction, which do you select?

Do you choose happiness over satisfaction? Maybe you ask, “do I have to pick one over the other?” Turns out there are people who study these choices people make. As someone who had a difficult childhood, I have a minor obsession with happiness. I have read quite a few books on the topic and I … Read more

The joy of birthdays!

Today I turn 56, which means I was born on May 12, 1965 on a Wednesday, which today, May 12, 2021 happens to also be a Wednesday. I like fun coincidences like that! I enjoy birthdays and today to celebrate I’m riding my bike to the pool for a swim and then I’m riding my … Read more

Race Report for first Half Marathon in Eleven Years

Are you a long distance runner? As you may have gathered from previous blogs, it’s taken me a long time to love running. I am pleased to report that after years and years of mental gymnastics and re-framing, I have convinced myself that I DO LOVE running!! In fact, that might be one of my … Read more

Race Plan for Half Marathon

I’m a big fan of having a plan in place for big events in my life. I learned from the many amazing athletic coaches I’ve worked with over the years, how important it is to have a plan for race day and then on race day to race your plan. This sort of logic speaks … Read more

Run hills when training for a race, good for you

On April 24th I’m going to run the longest distance I’ve run since March 2010, when I did the one marathon I’ve ever done. I confess, I’m a bit nervous about the virtual Get In Gear half marathon race that my Team Looking Sharp friend Jenny and I will do in three weeks.  Run-walk-run makes … Read more