February 28, 2024

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  • The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Run

    I thought I would never have a bad workout.  Then one day, I made a painful discovery - I'm human.   I am currently training for a half-marathon.  Something I've been doing to help me build up my endurance is do a long run one day a week, gradually adding a mile each week.  The…

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  • Quinoa Tortillas – My First Epic Fail

    Money has been a little tight lately, so I have tried to make some more homemade food.  Pretty much all the food I cook is already homemade, but I'm talking even more homemade.  For example, for lunch the other day we had nachos with homemade tortilla chips (but made out of store-bought tortillas). Well, if I can…

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  • Addict to Athlete 5K

    September 6 was another 5K I was planning on running, but this one was going to be different.  My family had been on the sidelines watching me for all my other races.  This time, they were joining me! For at least a month, Josh and I had planned on doing the Addict II Athlete 5K.…

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  • Ips: An Everyday Snack

    A couple months ago, I was approached about writing a review for a snack called Ips (Intelligent Protein Snacks).   Now, I'd never heard of them, but I was willing to give them a try.   I'm always looking for healthier options to eat than plain potato chips. I was sent a sample pack with…

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  • Exercising With Kids: Walking

    A question I had when I first started losing weight is "How do you exercise with kids?”.  Of course, I was originally seeking how to fit exercise in with all the other duties a mom has.  However, I’ve tried taking on a new approach- how do I exercise with my children? Walking If there is any…

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  • Lifting Others – The Writing on the Sidewalk

    While doing a 4-mile run, I had just finished the uphill part of my route.  My legs were tired and I was getting out of breath.  Still, I didn't want to stop running.  I just focused on the sidewalk in front of me.  However, as I did, I noticed something written on the sidewalk: "You're…

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  • When Do You Find Time To Workout?

    Some friends have asked me "When do you find the time to work out?".  My answer is: it varies day to day.  It gets a little difficult to have an effective workout  when your young kids want to join in.  My kids have almost been kicked by a bicycle crunch or knocked down by jumping jacks as they…

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Quinoa Pudding

    After making the pork chops with rhubarb sauce, I had some leftover rhubarb.  I didn't want it to go bad, so I set out searching for another recipe I could make with it.  As usual, I turned to the source for most of my recipes: Eatingwell.com.  I soon found a recipe that sounded interesting enough…

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  • You Raise Me Up

    Falling Down, Getting Back Up I recently returned from an overnight camping trip with the family about 2 1/2 hours away.  I thought I'd been pretty good.  We did a lot of walking around, and I ate mostly salad and fruit.  However, I also spent about 8 hours in the car between the two days.…

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