Intro to Nordic Walking

Just a quick note to announce upcoming Intro to Nordic Walking sessions for June!

Join me at the park along the lake in Evanston.

Thursday June 1st at 6pm


Sunday June 4th at 12:00

Come learn about the many benefits of Nordic Walking and participate in a brief walk.

Walking poles will be provided.

RSVP to reserve your spot and get meeting location details.

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Spring Walks & Classes

Is Spring really here?

Or are we getting teased with good weather before getting hit with more cold & rain?

I’m putting some of the monthly Free Introduction to Nordic Walking sessions on the calendar for April, May and June:

First Tuesdays of the month at 9:00 am in Glenview

First Thursdays of the month at 6:00 pm in Evanston

First Sunday’s of the month at 1:00 in Morton Grove

Classes will follow on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings at the same locations.

Group Walks will follow the Intro class on Sundays.

Check out the Events calendar for more information & RSVP to reserve your spot.

2017 Trail Walking & Day Hiking

This year I’m making a point of getting out onto some of the longer and/or more challenging trails that offer a variety of terrain, I hope that you will join me!


Preview of the trails we will be enjoying!

Fort Sheridan Loop Trail, Lake Forest

Waterfall Glen Trail, Willowbrook

Des Plaines River Trail, Des Plaines (portion of this trail t.b.d.)

Sterne’s Woods Hike, Crystal Lake

Starved Rock Trail, Oglesby

Cap Sauers & Swallow Cliff Trail, Palos Park


I will be offering classes to cover proper use of walking poles for hiking.

Don’t think your up for tackling the more challenging hikes yet? Ask about a training plan customized for you!

Intentional Progress

How are your 2017 Intentions going?

If you missed it or need a refresher, my 2017 Intentions are here

My Progress on Intention 1 & 2:

Intention 1: Walk & Run More – Success!

I joined a walking/running challenge called Run the Year, where the goal is to do 2017 miles this year. This can be walking or running, as well as attempted individually or as part of a team. I’ve decided to track of all steps, not just intentional activity.

There is still room in my group for 2 more walkers!

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2017 Intentions

Intentions verses Resolutions

I’ve run across a few articles as well as bloggers talking about

Setting Intentions instead of Resolutions

One of the key take-aways is not thinking about trying to “fix” yourself, but think about giving yourself the opportunity to do something fun, something positive!

I love this idea!


I also read a good article from Runner’s World that not only talks about making Resolutions, but gives a great example of how to make progress on that resolution right away by breaking it down into steps and helping you take action right away.

Their format starts with:

  1. Your Resolution (or in my case, my Intention…)
  2. Later Today
  3. Later This Week
  4. Continuing (my addition to their format for long-term goals)


Here are some of My Intentions for 2017:

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