Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shifting my weight-loss focus

Though it’s far too odd to publish anywhere other than this blog, if I wanted to lose weight right now — and I do want to drop a couple of pounds, actually, because I’ve slacked off a bit after the … Continue reading

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Food fight: Single-serve Nutella vs. Snickers

Given how dangerous it is for us to keep a container of Nutella in the house, I was thrilled to see they’ve come out with a single-serve container paired with tiny cracker “breadsticks.” Then I compared this snack to a … Continue reading

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Fitness Tunes and fried plantains: The ‘Eclectic City’ flashback interview

What do Nikola Tesla, Disco Demolition Night and Neil Young’s new rendition of “Oh Susannah” have in common? They’re all part of the mix on Gabriel Szoke’s most recent episode of “Eclectic City,” a pod cast of diverse tunes and … Continue reading

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The upside of the 98-degree ‘brick’ wall

My sister and I were planning to get together for a run on Friday, but when we realized it was going to be in the 90s, we decided on a bike-run “brick” instead. I’m not sure when I’m going to … Continue reading

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Not-so-stealthy smoothie secretly satisfies

Nearly an hour after she griped about trying the blueberry-kale smoothie I’d loosely based on a recovery drink created by Elizabeth the Ironman competitor, Colleen ‘fessed up: “It was OK. I’d probably go ahead and drink it next time.” She … Continue reading

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Fitness Protection Program in 5th-place finish

The official results have been tabulated for Wells Weighs In, and our team, the Fitness Protection Program, finished fifth out of 101 teams with a loss of 8.96 percent. We’ve got to salute the winning team, “Here We Go Again,” … Continue reading

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The ‘whim triathlon’ training schedule

One of the problems with deciding to do a triathlon with just four weeks lead time is that I had to start in week 7 of the 10-week training schedule I was ostensibly going to use. I’d been running about … Continue reading

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Communicating with your brain

Like a baseball coach using hand signals to communicate with a batter, I sometimes tweak a simple snack — a banana folded like a hot dog into a slice of Healthy Goodness bread — to signal my brain as to … Continue reading

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How People Eat: author Ann Staadt

Deciding which of Ann Staadt‘s novels to read first was an easy choice for me: A New Moon for Emily, featuring a character who drives a purple Volkswagen Beetle like I did back in the day, got first dibs. Between … Continue reading

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The try-athlon adventure

I didn’t know what to expect at my first triathlon, but I managed to meet my two primary goals: 1. I didn’t drown. 2. I didn’t come in last. Not quite, anyway. My sidestroke proved steady enough to take me … Continue reading

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