Dana Turell

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Getting Healthy

I am proud of and grateful for the TG team. They are all good people who work hard for our clients. But, let’s face it; sometimes the pressures of work (and family) make it seem impossible to make healthy choices. Continue Reading…

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Google AdWords: Coming back to KISS

You know the old marketing adage, “Keep it simple, stupid (KISS)”? We had a good reminder of it while creating an AdWords campaign for one of our clients. Marketers have been known to devote huge amounts of time researching, analyzing, updating and measuring, only to do it all over again. (Can you relate?) Well, here’s one campaign that worked its best by absolutely keeping it simple. Continue Reading…

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Tri Training: Win a raffle package!

We have some fantastic raffle packages with proceeds benefiting Oregon Cancer Foundation. With limited entries, you have a great chance of winning. At present, we have no more than 15 entries for any one package. I won’t list them all, because you can review at your leisure, but let me give you some highlights:

• If you have a baby or know someone who does, don’t miss this package that offers handmade moccasins and a family photo shoot. Continue Reading…

Tri Training: Help me raise $5,000

Tri Training: Help me raise $5,000

I am tackling a feat I never thought possible — an Olympic-distance triathlon. Despite my mental gremlins and aching muscles that tell me I can’t, your encouragement tells me I can.

Training for a triathlon is scary. Cancer is scarier.
Running is hard. Fighting cancer is harder.
I never thought I could do this. Neither did they. Continue Reading…

Tri Training: Electrolytes — Turell Group

Tri Training: Electrolytes

People told me I would need to drink electrolytes when I started to get to the endurance level of training. To be honest, I didn’t believe them. I thought, “Come on. That’s just how they sell sports drinks, right? Plus, who wants to drink Gatorade all the time?” Continue Reading…

Tri Training: Meltdown — Turell Group Blog

Tri Training: Meltdown

My training momentum has been steady, until this week, when I hit a wall. (Well, it was more like a road.) I switched from my hybrid bicycle to a road bike and didn’t realize how hard the transition would be. After several falls and some tears, my body and spirit feel a little beat up. Continue Reading…

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Tri Training: In paradise

A couple weeks ago I was in Maui, Hawaii. What a treat! I feel blessed to have vacationed in such a beautiful and warm place. The ocean always brings me closer to God. Its majesty and massiveness remind me how small I am, and how He is so much greater. For me, that perspective is good to keep in my mind. Continue Reading…

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Tri Training: The Schedule

When I started training four weeks ago (How is the time flying by so fast?), Coach Mike asked that we run/walk three times a week for 30 minutes. In week three, he asked that we add a bike ride and a swim, and increase our running time to 45 minutes. Last week, my schedule looked like this:
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