Have you heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old Swedish climate activist? Greta’s been inside my head for weeks now. Every time I watch one of her speeches I cry. I cry for the planet. I cry that a 16 year old young woman has to chastise the political leaders of the world to … Read more Help Save Earth. Please.
Becoming an athlete was no easy task for me. In fact, much of how good my life is now has been hard won. I am profoundly grateful that no longer do I believe that everything in life must be difficult to achieve. In fact, I’m noticing that some things can actually be easy! Last week … Read more 4 easy steps to change your beliefs
At the last ever Jeff Goins Tribe Conference last weekend in Franklin, Tennessee, one of the speakers asked us if we remembered how to dream. The speaker was Cliff Ravenscraft, and for many years Cliff was known as the Podcast Answer Man. His opening was: All human behavior is driven by belief. All beliefs have … Read more Have you forgotten how to dream?
I’m heading today, 9/6/19, to another writing event, the Tribe Conference, put on by best-selling author and writing teacher Jeff Goins. I took an online class from Jeff about how to get going with blogging. It’s because of Jeff that for the past almost 2 years, I’ve been blogging every week and emailing my list … Read more 5 books to read if you’re an endurance athlete
When I got my second cancer diagnosis in July 2010, I knew I had to do something different with my health. After all, finding out that I had essentially grown cancer from scratch TWICE, I had to take action by doing what I could with what I could control. Bad food for me In the … Read more Food As Medicine, for real
Sally Edwards, 16 time Ironman finisher, best selling author of more than 20 books and 300 health and fitness articles, and owner of Heart Zones, amazing heart rate monitors used at gyms and in PE classes, was here in Minnesota a few weeks ago. I got to go hear her keynote speech at the Physical … Read more Triathlons for Women + Advice from Sally Edwards
AMAZING!!! What a fantastic race report I have for you about the Minneapolis YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon that I did on Sunday, August 11, 2019. I have been reading Let Your Mind Run, A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton. Turns out, everything that Deena and Michelle describe … Read more Race report for 2019 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who still has type 1 diabetes
I’m writing this blog on Monday morning, 6 days before I will participate, once again, in the Minneapolis YWCA Women’s Triathlon. So here’s the deal, having a good race week plan is essential for race success. That’s one of the things I’ve learned over the 14 years I’ve been doing triathlons. The reason I like … Read more 5 Tips for Triathlon Race Week
“What is love? Gratitude. What is hidden in our chests? Laughter. What else? Compassion.” – Rumi I have profound gratitude for the presence of one teacher in my life. Her name is Ki Ki Gore. She was the daughter of Greek immigrants. She was my high school Spanish teacher. I attended three high schools over … Read more Te amo por siempre profesora Ki Ki Gore
Do you like to volunteer? I’ve noticed that I tend to make close friendships with people who enjoy volunteering. I was assessing my current volunteering efforts, and I realized that one of my current all-time favorite volunteering efforts is with Personal Ink, P.ink Tattoo Day MSP. Personal Ink is a program of FCancer (let’sFcancer) that … Read more Personal Ink Tattoo Day coming again to Minneapolis in 2019!