Race Report – Women Run The Cities: 3 Challenges

In 2023, I participated in ten races. Eight running races and two triathlons. On Saturday, May 18th, I participated in my first race of 2024. The race is called Women Run The Cities and it’s put on by Twin Cities In Motion. I ran the 10-mile race. Before the race started, I met up with … Read more

Last big race of 2023 before the biopsy

Sunday, October 1st, is the Twin Cities 10-Mile Race. It’s the same day at the Twin Cities Marathon, we start about an hour earlier than the marathoners, and we run the last 10 miles of the marathon route. It’s my last long race of the year. It hit me hard, mostly in a good way, … Read more

Winter running and Volunteer of the Year

As I write this, on Friday, December 23, 2022, the temperature here in Minneapolis, Minnesota is -10 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill of -35 degrees. That’s COLD. In fact the weather app on my phone says it’s possible to get frostbite in as little as 10 minutes out in this weather. Plus today we … Read more

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

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

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