Hiking – The Essential Beginner’s Guide

Hiking is a fantastic activity for physical and mental health. Most people can go for a walk in nature. But there are some things to consider before heading out into the forest. My husband and I were hiking on the READ MORE

Marathon Training: Week Two

May 14, 2019 is the end of week two of our 2019 Marathon Challenge Training. Anita, Stephanie and I, Tricia, are all training for our first marathon in October. The training is just getting under way. I will be blogging READ MORE

Milk: Healthy or not?

Milk and dairy products are often promoted as nutritious and healthy. But some research suggests that milk may not be as good for us as we once thought. Canada has even lessened the importance of milk in their revised food READ MORE

Marathon Training: Week One

May 7, 2019 sees us at the end of the Struggle Buster Trio’s first week of marathon training. It didn’t go as well as we had planned. This past weekend was suppose to see Stephanie, Anita and I continue our READ MORE

First Day of Marathon Training

May 1, 2019 was the first official day of marathon training for 3 crazy ladies. And, this is the start of my story telling as we train and prepare for the Twin Cities Metronics Marathon on October 6, 2019. It READ MORE

Runner Pushes Pace at Fitger’s 5K Race

On April 27, 2019, my husband and I ran in the 30th Annual Fitger’s 5K Race. I had been struggling with my running for the past several years, since taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer recurrence. I have been working READ MORE

An Elite Experience for Boston Marathon Runner

The Friday before the 2019 Boston Marathon, Trevor Zimak received an email from the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). He was invited to start with the Boston Marathon Elite Men. He qualified with a time of 2:20:04 at the Grandmas Marathon, READ MORE

What You Need to Know About Running Socks

Running socks are the second most important run gear you own, running shoes being the first. But there are a multitude of types , materials and brands to chose from. How do you choose the best socks for you? Let’s READ MORE

We Need to Let Diets just Die Out

Are you tired of dieting? Are you struggling with weight loss? Do you work hard on your diet only to see the weight come right back on after you stop? I am going to tell you my secret to long READ MORE

Can Pomegranate Juice Cure Cancer?

Pomegranate juice has been the center of controversy for a number of years. In 2010, the US FDA issued a warning that POM Wonderful, a major brand of pomegranate juice, made false and unsubstantiated claims that their juice can cure READ MORE

Busy Working Mom to Run First Marathon at 46

Stephanie may seem like every other busy working mother.  She works full time in a busy dental practice.  She has 2 children and a husband who are heavily involved in sports.  Stephanie assumes the family roles of wife, mother, cook, READ MORE

Tamoxifen and Running: A Little-Known Side Effect

Have you experienced any side-effects while taking tamoxifen? Did it take you a while to figure out that it was tamoxifen causing your symptoms? Have you experienced this with any other medications? Did you feel inferior, insecure and incapable when READ MORE

Running in Snow

Running in snow is not easy. It can be a good workout. However, you have to be careful to avoid injury. Taking a few extra precautions can lead to a fun experience and a challenging run. I ran in a READ MORE

How I Kicked the Sugar Habit

Eating too much sugar in a day is unhealthy. But sugar can be addictive and become a bad habit. It wasn’t easy, but I kicked the sugar habit. And by using a few techniques and determination, you can too. In READ MORE