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

First “Real” Race since COVID-19

Having grown up in a dysfunctional family, I learned early on to ignore my fears. Meaning I had so much fear that lived in my body that had I paid attention to it too much I would have become non-functioning. Instead, I became hypervigilant and super accommodating. I knew I was an inconvenience to my … 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

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

3 tips to do 9 workouts a week

I’m not there yet, but I’m giving myself credit for being at 6 workouts a week the past two weeks. It’s not easy making sure that I’ve got workouts scheduled every week. Can you relate? My goal is to be at 9 workouts a week by March 23rd, which is the kick off of the … Read more

Race report for 2019 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who still has type 1 diabetes

AMAZING!!! What a fantastic race report I have for you about the Minneapolis YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon that I did on Sunday, August 11, 2019. I have been reading Let Your Mind Run, A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton. Turns out, everything that Deena and Michelle describe … Read more

5 Tips for Triathlon Race Week

I’m writing this blog on Monday morning, 6 days before I will participate, once again, in the Minneapolis YWCA Women’s Triathlon. So here’s the deal, having a good race week plan is essential for race success. That’s one of the things I’ve learned over the 14 years I’ve been doing triathlons. The reason I like … Read more

Thinking about athletic goals during the off season

It’s time to move past thinking about athletic goals to doing those goals! Today I’m sitting in my office this fine, sunny, after the Jayden Polar Vortex that caused Minnesota to shut down, and I realized I’ve been doing a lot of athletic thinking. I’ve recovered from -50 degrees Fahrenheit temps, and finally I’m thinking … Read more

Life’s too short to go so f*cking slow, you know!

I love bike riding. I also love reading. For safety reasons, I don’t bike and read at the same time. I confess, I am not a fast bike rider. I wish I was, in fact, I’ve trained to go fast, and sadly, it never happened for me. Nonetheless, when I’m out biking and the wind … Read more