Swimming fun with fins

In 7th grade I attended a two week summer swim camp at Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, New York, where my father was the vice president of fundraising. (It wasn’t exactly his title but that’s what he did, raise a lot of money!)  Love of swimming That swim camp was a transformative experience … Read more

7 Tips for Surviving a Pandemic Winter

Paul Huttner, one of the meteorologists on Minnesota Public Radio, recently talked about how this will likely be a cold and snowy winter here in Minnesota. Considering that earlier this week, on October 20th, 2020, we got one of the biggest and earliest snowfalls in Minnesota history, this coming winter has us on our toes. … Read more

Dynamic stretching for running success

As I mentioned last week, I’m now officially training for a 10K. I’m amazed that I’m doing a 10K run race two years in a row. I might fall in love with running one day still! In fact, my triathlon friend Jenny, who I’ve mentioned in quite a few of my posts, she got the … Read more

2020 End of summer triathlon race report

My sprint distance triathlon race report for this summer is quite a bit different than previous race reports. Coronavirus pandemic and all changed things up quite a bit this year. In fact, it might be a while before there’s another in-person race. I’m hopeful races will be back in my lifetime, as I do love … Read more

Goals reworked + The Prosperity Game

Pandemics mess with goals. No two ways about it, our world has spun out. I am a very goal oriented person, but being goal oriented when things keep shifting and changing with this COVID-19 situation is NOT easy. I’ve had to readjust and modify, over and over again. Can you relate? I set goals in … Read more

Exercise accountability and celebration when gyms aren’t very safe

I like lifting weights. I don’t love it, but I do like it. What about you? What’s your relationship to lifting weights?  My friend Linda Brandt is a weight lifting wonder. She’s a tiny powerhouse who can lift BIG weight. She regularly surprises people she encounters at the local YWCA with how much weight she … Read more

Maintaining fitness motivation in an ongoing pandemic

How are you doing maintaining your fitness now that the gyms are closed, races have been cancelled and we are still in quarantine?? Before we dive into a few things I’m doing to keep my fitness happening, a BIG thank you for all the turning 55 love! It was a great birthday. I am still … 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

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