Run disappointment strikes

I ran my third half marathon race of 2022 last Sunday, September 11th, the Jeff Winters City of Lakes Half Marathon, put on by Run Minnesota.  Time goal not met Much to my chagrin, I did not meet my time goal. In fact, starting at mile 7 all the way through until the end of … Read more

Running with a blood sugar of 283, how to navigate

There are days that living with type 1 diabetes is downright difficult. I do something that I’ve done many times before and lo and behold, get a totally different outcome. An outcome that completely sucks and feels horrible for my whole body.  That’s what happened two weeks ago when I got up, ate my normal … 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

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