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Kym's InstagramYou can run even if you don’t look like a “runner” and you can enjoy running even if you aren’t a “runner” and you can be a runner even if you don’t enjoy it all the time. #runasyouare #runningforanyone #IH❤️TErunningThis year feels SO DIFFERENT at my 5th #WCS2023 Women Coaches Symposium.Running when you can’t really run… I’ve been doing 10min “runs” in my basement. Normally the weekly track run is my one quality workout a week. So many times this morning I thought about not going or about quitting. Instead I ran with a much slower pace group and I’m so glad I did!Don’t confuse years with forever or never.
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Bike Badge Earned.
I was in triage at an ER trying not to hyperventilate. My mom was saying “Yoga breaths. Take yoga breaths.” One kind nurse looked me in the eye and sternly told me to get my breathing under control. After assessing my vitals … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, biking, crash, injury, kymsfavorite, training, triathlon, wound 4 Comments
Three reasons I feel like an athlete.
I’ve been second guessing myself. Who doesn’t? Ever since I did that crazy thing, paying an outlandish sum to do something even more outlandish. I’ve been wondering. How did I end up here? Do I belong here? This iron distance … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletes, athletics, Beach2Battleship Triathlon, challenge, coaching, iron distance triathlon, kymsfavorite, racing, training, triathlon 7 Comments
Bad Igloo, Good Cabin
On day three we decided to make an igloo. It would be a fun way to spend a layover day. We were optimistic. Years ago I bought this thing: We’d tried and failed three times in past years. This time … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, igloo, kymsfavorite, outdoors, snow, winter biking, winter camping 7 Comments
Again and again.
I am working on a new skill. I feel deeply out of my element. I often coach people to learn new skills such as swimming, or strength training, and now yoga. I tell people it’s ok if it feels unnatural, awkward, … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness, Uncategorized Tagged athletics, challenge, goals, kymsfavorite, learning, meditation, Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, new skills, yoga Leave a comment
6 reasons I love winter camping
If my vacation is miserable enough, life seems easier. Just kidding. Sorta. When I was a kid I cursed my parents for living in stupid boring frozen Minnesota. When I grew up I was leaving. Then I grew up and found … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures, Fitness Tagged camping, cozy winter, kymsfavorite, outdoors, snow, winter, winter camping 11 Comments
Crippling Grand Portage
18 days and 238.5 miles we were finally done paddling. We had paddled and portaged in heat, illness, stillness, wind, snow, rocks and ice. There was just a measly 8 miles to walk to hot showers, cold beer, and toilet … Continue reading
Posted in Adventures Tagged BWCA, camping, canoeing, grand portage, honeymoon, kymsfavorite, outdoors, paddling 10 Comments
Booted off the Wagon
I didn’t fall off. It wasn’t an accident. I was pushed. I was on a roll with my lifting routine. For a good while I had settled into a sufficient training schedule. Then commitments other than triathlon racing started throwing … Continue reading
Posted in Fitness Tagged athletics, fitness, goals, kymsfavorite, lifting weights, racing, running, strength training, training, triathlon 7 Comments
Blasted ice biking, rice and beans, and kale-egg-toast
Oooooh it was a week. I don’t even know what made it such a long hard week. I think it’s the snow. No, not snow, it’s the ice. No, no, that’s not quite it either. We need a special term … Continue reading
Posted in Kym Cooked Tagged biking, chicken, cilantro, cooking, food, kale, kymsfavorite, vegetarian, winter, winter biking 2 Comments
Meat in bread
I’ve completely failed to even attempt to make a cheese soufflé. Learning to make a soufflé has been on my mind since Thanksgiving and it just isn’t going to happen. Not now anyway. I’ve decided to put it off until … Continue reading
Posted in Kym Cooked Tagged bacon, bread, cooking, culinary adventures, dinner party, food, kymsfavorite, pig in a blanket 4 Comments