Author Archives: Linda

Friluftsliv – in other words don’t let winter keep you in

“I’m just not a winter person!” “I don’t have the clothes to go outside.” “It’s too cold!” “There’s nothing to do outdoors in the winter.” “Just let me hibernate!” I’ve heard it all before but I’m here to add my … Continue reading

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A Walk Around The Block

Spike Carlsen’s new book just came out! “A Walk Around The Block” Stoplight secrets, mischievous squirrels, manhole mysteries and other stuff you see every day (and know nothing about) Nordic Walking is one of those curious things he covers in … Continue reading

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Winter’s coming! What to do!

Covid came you went outsideYou found the joy, you got the rhythmAlone or with a willing partnerStep by step you’ve become a walker But winters coming what to do?Nordic Walk and keep it goingpoles in hand you’re warm and fittips … Continue reading

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Spring Classes on Hold

It’s time to put Nordic walking on your calendars but at this time most of the community ed programs are putting classes on hold until we can safely gather together. Please stay posted for updates. Here is the proposed schedule … Continue reading

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Is walking making a comeback?

During this difficult time as we all stay at home the one thing we are encouraged to do is to go outside everyday. Go for a walk they say. Just keep your social distance but get outside to help reduce … Continue reading

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Stepping into the New Year with Intention

Waking this morning to the new year I found myself reflecting on all the wonderful walks of 2019. Including the community walking groups, the VA programs, special events and of course my personal walks with friends and family I walked … Continue reading

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Newest Nordic Walking Class and a Video!

On May 9 we applauded 12 new Nordic Walking Instructors for completing the Group Walk Leader Training. We had Instructors from Stillwater, Maple Grove, Becker, Foley, St Michael, Coon Rapids, Clear Lake, Minneapolis and Plymouth MN. They represented programs at … Continue reading

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Nordic Walking Poles For More Than Just Walking!

My friend Dan had a hip replacement a year ago. Early in the summer he ran in the Jail Break Trail 10K with his LEKI Nordic Walking Poles. Dan shared his experience with me “Today I used my Nordic Walking … Continue reading

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Spring Nordic Walking Classes 2019

Let the season begin! I’m back in MN and watching the ice melt on the lake. Well not really, it’s not been sunny or warm enough for it to do much melting but I’m being positive about having open water … Continue reading

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CharityMiles makes your miles count!

There are lots of ways to track your miles of walking. Some just give you distance but others will include time, pace, heart rate and more. We love our tracking devices. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if all those miles … Continue reading

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