Category Archives: ponderings

The Queen goes global!

It’s a small world.  Yesterday I was on my way to deliver a set of LEKI Carbon Travellers to a gentleman in New London, MN. He had met some Nordic walkers from my classes while walking on the trail.  He … Continue reading

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Walk in Real Time

I meant to track my walk today. But my phone went dead and silent, I didn’t wear a watch and I left my Fitbit at home. I was off the grid for each step. So instead of listening to my … Continue reading

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Winter is the time to be challenged, empowered and invigorated by Cold

For many people “cold” is a four letter word.  They don’t like the cold and spend their winter trying to avoid being out in it. But if your winter is a cold season and you are healthy enough to enjoy … Continue reading

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Breakfast is literally Breaking the Fast

Jumpstart your metabolism in the morning by eating within the first hour of your day. Breakfast = Break Fast When I get up in the morning I grab a sip of water and head out the door for my walk. … Continue reading

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Coming Home

We have one more day in Bozeman, one more day on the mountain at Big Sky, and then we head home to Cold Spring,MN on Tuesday morning. Going home. It’s all new though as we sold our home of 34 … Continue reading

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Surprise Encounter

I went for a Nordic walk to the Bozeman C-oop on Good Friday to pick up strawberries and fresh asparagus for Easter dinner. It’s only 2 miles so I figured I could leave the car at home and enjoy the … Continue reading

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Look Up, Look Around, Look Down!

My dear friend and fellow Nordic walking enthusiast Lindy Smith is fond of saying “Look Up” when you’re walking.  She loves clouds and blue skies plus it’s a good reminder to get your chin up and look where you are … Continue reading

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Recovery with Nordic Walking Poles

Yesterday I got to trade my Mobilegs for my Nordic Walking poles and my first walk, about 1.5 miles, reminded me of all the reasons why poles will be my best friend as I regain my strength and flexibility. What … Continue reading

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Five Best Reasons for Nordic Walking at 5:30am

People often ask me how in the world I get up at 5:30 to go for a walk.  After all these years it’s habit but beyond that here are my five top reasons 5    I get to check “daily … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

Inspiration comes to you in the most unexpected places. Last week I taught the Nordic Walking Intro Class.  It was a cold, wet night and Corinna was the only one to show up for the class.  She was not a … Continue reading

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