Category Archives: Fitness

5 Handstand Lessons

Three years can seem like a long time to be on this weird Alice in Wonderland journey into the world of handstands.  But really my acrobatic training age is barely out of it’s infancy.  It stands in contrast to my … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Handstand Goals. So Far Away.

I took on this goal because it was something I always dreamed of.  I had no idea how difficult it would be for me. My journey officially started in January 2016.  I wanted to be able to do many amazing … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Identities – Part Two

I am half Chinese and half Danish/Scandinavian.   Most of my life I have considered myself to be just 100% Minnesotan.  It was easier to focus on the white part of my heritage and to be “colorblind” even to myself. … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Identities – Part One

In this last year there are two identities that I’ve learned to claim.   Biker, and Woman of Color. I don’t just bike.  I am a Biker.  It doesn’t matter what kind of bike, or how fast I am, or … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Traditions, Triathlons, and Homes

Traditions are nice.  They are comforting when life feels chaotic.  It’s reassuring to repeat things.  Traditions are a reminder of what we feel is valuable to set aside time for.  The holidays are nice, but I’m really liking the athletic … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Fish Ballet

I’ve been looking for ways to feel like a fish out of water while I take my hiatus from triathlon racing.   I got so comfortable in the world of triathlon, something that many people experience as awkward.  As a … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Waiting for Tri Hunger

I will be celebrating my 20th year of triathlons at Heart Of the Lakes on July 16th. It’s a good time to remember how much I love swimming and running and biking. The world of triathlon has done so much … Continue reading

Posted in Fitness | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments