Summer Camp in January: My First Yoga Retreat

You know that feeling, when you have a lunch date planned with a friend and you’re thoroughly excited about it? As in, you’re about to burst? You’re looking forward to the conversation, the attention, the upcoming re-forged connection, the laughter, the commiseration, the joking about the salad line, the sympathy for the experimental grain-free diet? Yeah,…

Tuna Run Tuna Done

Truth: a 200-mile relay is a fun weekend with some (a lot of) running in it. It’s not a running weekend with some fun in it. It’s an adventure, not a race. It can feel like a test but is really more of a lesson – a lesson spiced with laughter and exhaustion. Often, it’s a few lessons:…

Oohs, ahhhs, and amazed gapes

Vacations for me usually include at least two of the items below: An escape from the frigid Minnesota winter An escape from a frigid Minnesota winter to someplace even more snowy because winter + mountains = better and usually not as cold plus great skiing Discovery of someplace new and likely far away, to open our eyes to…

Dinner table scenery: #tbt

  Just over two weeks ago, we enjoyed a campsite dinner in Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area‘s Firehole Canyon campground, pictured above (behind the chef). It was amazing!  More travel stories from our recent trip are coming to this blog, soon. Here’s a map of our adventure. Speaking of dinner and things amazing: the chef…