Running in the cold & surviving a dip into the red zone

Last Saturday, the weather said “feels like 5 degrees” Fahrenheit, and the weather app mentioned a “wind advisory.” Did that stop me from bundling up and meeting my Run Minnesota Polar Bear run group at 8 am to run 10 miles? Sure didn’t!  Run gear for the cold I followed the run gear chart that … Read more

Happy September and 3 updates

Hello everyone who happens upon this blog! I have really missed writing a weekly blog. Life is often that way, we don’t know what’s important until the thing is gone. I realized in not writing these posts the past few weeks that the connection I feel to this community, to YOU, is something I deeply … 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

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

Breast cancer awareness and diabetes awareness, what’s your identity?

A few days ago I saw a post on Instagram asking what our favorite diabetes focused blogs were these days. A bunch of people replied saying their favorite diabetes blogs no longer exist. Maybe people are tired of blogging about the endless ins and outs of living life with diabetes.  As you know, I’ve been … Read more

Happy 2021 + Vision Boards + Word of the Year

I love vision boards!  Part of why I love them is I love words and I love colors and I love collages, so vision boards are a beautiful conglomeration of things I love. Plus I’m a huge fan of setting annual goals and reflecting on my accomplishments from the year that is closing. I combine … Read more

Bullet Journaling for Goal Driven People Who Value Reflection

Many of my friends and co-workers have commented that I am a goal driven person. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed this tendency. My post last week was all about steps to take to set winter fitness goals! Connected to my drive to write goals and achieve them … Read more