Category Archives: Fitness

My Running Journey

I have a long and complicated relationship with running.   I grew up a fish, swimming before I could walk, and winning fists of ribbons by ‘91.  My running coach dad convinced me to run because he said Janet Evens (‘88 and … Continue reading

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Cooking fitness

Moving is like eating. Regardless of conscious choice, you will do both of these things. So the only question is what will be the quality of your eating and moving life? I think we can all agree… Eating only processed … Continue reading

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Use The Ladder

“If I can’t _______ then it’s not worth it.” Is one of the biggest pitfalls in sustaining a long athletic life. It could be a certain pace, distance, weight, or time. But the thought is that if it’s not a … Continue reading

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Handstand Breakthrough & 4 Keys to Being Coached

It’s magical!  Suddenly I’ve got a handstand!  That I can control!  That I can do again! Well, ok, it’s really not magical.  Unless you count a ton of research, a bunch of handstand friends, 3 years of preparation, and 1 … Continue reading

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Claiming the Hidden Wholeness

Client stories – guest post by Devon Anderson. I do not come to the world of endurance sports training as an accomplished athlete, or as a fit and skinny 20-something.  Instead, I’m coming from the other side, from the second … Continue reading

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She Shoots! She Scores!

Client stories – guest post by Devon Anderson. I.  Hate. Running. Well, I’m not sure I hate it, but I’ve never had what I think of as a “runner’s body.”  Running has never come easy to me, which was made even … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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