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Hit the Hole That’s Right In Front of You

Most of the Tuesdays and Thursday evenings this summer, I’ve been attending co-ed touch rugby practice, which doubles as practice for a competitive women’s sevens side in Minneapolis called the Youngbloodz. This weekend, they’re heading to Seattle to play in the club sevens national championships, and I’m excited to see how they fare. The team […]

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Jill Coleman’s Mindset Makeover

I’ve been talking a whole bunch lately on social media and my email newsletters about getting better. Not necessarily at any one thing, but at everything, all at once. At taking good care of your body, at identifying what works for you and what doesn’t, at overcoming fears and trying new things, at following through on […]

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Waiting for a Compliment

My friend Kelly tells the best stories. The kind that can get a group of people laughing so hard that every one of them has tears streaming down his or her face. This one is probably my favorite, and there’s a lesson for all of us in it. The day after a hard training session, […]

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The Question That Helps You Lift More Weight

“I just made the most major tweet of my life,” said my husband, David, to me earlier this week. (Why he rails against using “tweet” as a verb I do not know, but it always cracks me up.) “But,” he continued, “I don’t know if anyone is going get exactly how important this concept is […]

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The Year of the Jelly Bean

“Nothing happens until something moves.” -Albert Einstein Those words are plastered across the wall at The Movement Minneapolis, and they serve as a reminder to those of us who train there that movement is the key. Not necessarily even just physically — taking action and breaking out of mental and emotional ruts is just as […]

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The Kettlebell Program to Rule Them All

My friend Neghar Fonooni is a full-blown nerd. She adores sci-fi, revels in her introversion, wears glasses, and snorts like her little pig-dog Samwise when she laughs. She also she quotes movies incessantly (even though she gripes when her husband does the same). As her pooch’s name indicates, one of the movies she’s hot for […]

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