YWCA Indoor Triathlon Race Plan and Report

It’s been almost a year since I’ve done an organized triathlon. I did the Lake Minnetonka Sprint Triathlon in June 2021. I confess, my whole being loves doing triathlons. The combination of swimming, biking and running all in one event makes my heart sing. I love thinking about the gear, my nutrition, my hydration. I … Read more

For the love of middle aged running

I’ve been running all winter, second winter in a row. As I mentioned a few blogs ago, I have only recently fallen in love with running. In fact, I was out running 8.6 miles at my first Run Minnesota Spring Half Marathon Training Program run, I realized several times on the run how much I … Read more

Decluttering steps for health and wellness

Over the past few years I’ve realized I have a lot of stuff. In fact, too much stuff if I am ever going to actualize my goal of living in a Tiny House. I’ve done a fair amount of downsizing work, but stuff just seems to continually accumulate around me.  I’m a follower of Hay … Read more

5 LinkedIn Tips for 2022 Success

It’s time to update and improve your LinkedIn profile!! I work with people who want to up their LinkedIn profile presence and I help folks who want to increase their activity on LinkedIn. It’s true, I enjoy LinkedIn and all that’s possible to learn and discover when you use LinkedIn regularly. It’s a fantastic way … Read more

3 Ways to Make Running the Focus for 2022

I have three focus areas for 2022. They are writing, my finances and running. In my post last week, I talked at length about my process on getting my book finished. I’m already making good progress on my 12-week Revision Process. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I’m focusing on my finances. Today, … Read more

First finish in 9 years and 9 weeks

Good news! I love having good news to share!! After all, who doesn’t love some good news? As I mentioned a few blogs ago, I joined a writing program called First Book Finish with writing coach Rhonda Douglas.  Rhonda had us map out our plan for the 12 week program, which I did. My goal … Read more

Food, money and forgiveness

It’s the first day of 2022 as I write this, and I’ve lit a candle my dear friend Ara gave me a few years ago. I needed a reminder of my connection to others and to myself as I tackle a challenge.  Thankfully I don’t technically have an eating disorder. Considering that I have the … Read more

End of the Year Reflection Questions & Vision Board for 2022

Celebrating the end of a year is something I love to do. I’m sending this post out into the world on the very last day of 2021. When it publishes, I will be out running 5 or 6 miles with a group of friends. Good chance I will be wearing my DueNorth Everyday G3 Ice … Read more

Holiday angst is here again

The holiday season has arrived once again. This is not an easy time of year for many of us, me included. I wrote about ambiguous loss and family estrangement a few years ago, and most of what I wrote in that post in 2018 is still true.  I don’t see or talk to anyone in … Read more