Let’s talk about death

We’re in the middle of a major transformation of society. It’s a transformation that is causing lots of people to die. As of today, April 12, 2020, when I’m writing this 113,969 people have died from COVID-19. That’s a lot of death. Celebrating health care workers Lots has happened as a result of this health … Read more

Endurance is a decision, not a quality

“Endurance is a decision, not a quality.” ~ John Munger What is endurance? How does one endure? How much can one endure?  These questions have entranced me for much of my life. It’s what drew me to Vipassana meditation almost 20 years ago. It’s what captured my imagination and my body when I discovered my … Read more

Remember your resilience, you are worth it

How are you holding up? It’s possible I’m the 647th person who’s asked you that this week. This worldwide pandemic situation has got us asking about the welfare of those around us. I sure appreciate being asked how I’m doing. I’ve noticed I ask my friends and colleagues how they are doing more than I … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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