5 best summer run gear items

The humidity of Minnesota is borderline oppressive. My body doesn’t sweat very well or very easily, so I have a really difficult time regulating my body temperature when it gets as humid as it gets here in the Twin Cities.  The hot humidity requires that anyone who wants to run get out there in the … Read more

Race Plan and Race Report for the Lake Minnetonka Sprint Triathlon

I love triathlon. No two ways about it, I fell in love way back at my first ever triathlon, the Danskin, that I did in 2005, a week after I finished radiation treatment for my first round of breast cancer. I knew I had found the sport for me. It captured my imagination.  Triathlon love … Read more

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

Colonoscopy recap and intentional falling

How you feeling these days?  If you are anything like me, maybe you’re feeling some relief. I am joyful to say that I feel as if a massive heavy weight has been lifted. Here in the USA, we have a new president and a new vice president, the first woman to hold that office EVER!!! … Read more

How to dress for winter running and train for a half marathon

This pandemic winter I have discovered I like winter running!  Merino wool magic Purchasing a bunch of merino wool gear has made all the difference. I now own three merino wool tops and a pair of merino wool long underwear, also known as a super warm base layer. Plus I got myself an REI lightweight … 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

10K in the near future! Join me

School started this past Tuesday, and as are many college instructors across the world, I’m teaching my classes via Zoom. All this Zoom time makes it even more important that I schedule movement EVERY day! Otherwise, it becomes nearly impossible for me to stay calm and focused.  I mentioned last week in my Triathlon Race … Read more