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

Drawing energy from trees while running Women Run The Cities

The Women Run the Cities 10 mile race was my second of five “A Race” running events that I’m doing in 2022. An “A Race” is a race of top priority. In preparation for doing the race, I sat myself down on Friday, the day before the race, closed my eyes and felt the wind … 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

Monster Dash 10K 2021 Recap: Faster by 8 minutes, why and how

Two years ago, I did the Monster Dash 10K race with my friend Shirlene. I wrote about it here. I mentioned that I was proud that I completed the route in 80 minutes. I had good blood sugars and a solid race day strategy. My recollection of the run was that I was pretty wiped … 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

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

How to become a runner when you’re not a runner

Do you consider yourself a runner? My type 1 friends Don Muchow, who I mentioned last week – he’s running coast to coast, and Douglas Scalia, who’s on his way to running 20 marathons by his birthday on 6/20/2020, THEY are runners!!! I liked running when I was in grade school, but since then, I … Read more