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

Four silver linings of the pandemic

Deep in breath. Deep out breath. It’s been more than a full year since we’ve officially been navigating this COVID-19 global pandemic. It’s been a challenging year, on many levels. 541,000+ people in the United States have died from it. More than 2.69 million people have died from it worldwide. That’s a LOT of people … Read more

The future of work and the coronavirus vaccine

Have you been wondering when it will be your turn to get the vaccine of the year? Here in Minnesota, the Health Department is vaccinating these groups right now: Who can get their vaccine now? Minnesotans aged 65 or older Health care workers, including paid and unpaid primary caregivers for people with complex medical needs … Read more

Weight loss sucks when you have diabetes

Over the past four months, in the dessert department, I’ve had a grand total of two brownies, one truffle and zero cookies. My eating these past months has been super clean and very healthy. I feel really good about my focus on portion control and food management. I’ve been tracking my calories in MyFitnessPal diligently.  … Read more