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Spring 2017 Classes on the Calendar

I woke up to new snow on the ground here in Bozeman Montana, it’s our winter home featuring lots of skiing up at Big Sky! Funny thing about that snow, it made me think of spring time and Nordic walking. … Continue reading

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Make Your Walk Count!

I went for a quick walk this morning, 2 miles to start my day with a paddle and a round of golf planned for later.  It was indeed a quick walk – 2.34 miles, average pace 13:55 per mile, 4,400 … Continue reading

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New Nordic Walking programs in the Twin Cities!

The most common question from new walkers is “Where are the groups?” It’s always more fun with a group and Nordic Walkers are no exception. To be successful with a new activity you need a buddy and a schedule so … Continue reading

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Still The Queen

The family home I’ve known since 1962, 26 acres of gentleman farm just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota has been sold and will be developed as a community for many families to enjoy a very special place to live.  That means that … Continue reading

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Moving Day 2014

The tulip, one of the first spring flowers, is the symbol for Parkinson’s disease.  A colorful reminder about the National Paarkinson Foundations’ Moving Day this Saturday.  Moving Day Walk is a fun, inspiring fundraising event that unites families, friends and communities in … Continue reading

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Sharing the passion and joy of Nordic Walking

I am doubly blessed this week as I get to do my favorite thing twice in 4 days.  Maria Walde Douglas and I are repeating our Nordic Walking for Parkinson’s Group Leaders at Struthers Parkinson’s Clinic and I’m leading an … Continue reading

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Go into the Woods!

One of my favorite places to walk is the MN Landscape Arboretum.  Today we were here for Arboretum Outdoors with Hoigaards.  I love my job!  I got to come out and do 2 beautiful walks on trail this afternoon.  The … Continue reading

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New Nordic Walkers on the North Shore!

What a great weekend!  It was “take 2” for the Nordic Walking weekend on the North Shore.  Originally planned for April but postponed due to a snowstorm it was a beautiful weekend to be up north in Minnesota along Lake … Continue reading

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Northshore Nordic Walking

We’re pretty sure it’s done snowing so the Queen is heading to the North Shore with her poles to spread the joy of Nordic Walking.  We will start in Duluth, head north to Grand Marais and then finish back in … Continue reading

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Outdoor Surprises by Nature

When in nature, prepared to be surprised Arboretum Outdoors with Hoigaards…it was almost 7pm and it was getting dark, another storm on it’s way.  We’d walked the 3 Mile Drive clockwise, doing all the uphills, and slipped into the wild … Continue reading

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