Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Race Report

It’s been a few years since I’d been up to Duluth, Minnesota and going with three friends made it extra fun this year. Originally there were five of us who planned to race the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 18th. One of us got COVID and she hasn’t recovered enough to run 13.1 miles. … Read more

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Race Plan

I like to practice what I preach. In other words, as you might have noticed, I’m making excellent progress on finishing my book. I’m sending it to my beta readers at the end of June. It will be the first time people, other than the two editors I’ve hired over the years, will read what … Read more

Drawing energy from trees while running Women Run The Cities

The Women Run the Cities 10 mile race was my second of five “A Race” running events that I’m doing in 2022. An “A Race” is a race of top priority. In preparation for doing the race, I sat myself down on Friday, the day before the race, closed my eyes and felt the wind … Read more

The science of running with Mike Mann

For the past several years I’ve had the pleasure of doing run intervals workouts on Thursday mornings at 7am with the YWCA. One of the regular runners in the group is Mike Mann. Turns out Mike has an impressive, inspirational running life story.  Mike agreed to let me interview him over Zoom last week. I’m … Read more

Financial wellness for all, no matter your age

Getting my financial house in order is one of the top three things I’m working on in 2022. You’d think as a 56, almost 57 year old woman I’d have my financial house 100% in order. Turns out, as I’ve mentioned, I never learned how to manage my money. There have been many repercussions for … 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

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