Monthly Archives: July 2012

A great ‘ice cream diet’ find

Here’s the perfect find for a heat wave “ice cream diet” day: Meijer brand knockoffs of Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches, at slightly fewer calories and half the price. (This week, at least.) Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches are a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, What We're Eating | 2 Comments

From the interview archives: Death row meals

It’s been a while since we’ve compared notes on the Death Row fantasy meal requests of people who’ve been interviewed on this blog… Michael Dobson, personal trainer and former pro footballer for the British team Walsall F.C.: That’s a tough … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Where did all the snakes go?

It’s been months now since I’ve seen a snake on Garter Snake Alley. It’s not like I miss them, exactly, though I do feel secretly proud of my snake-phobic self for learning to deal with this stretch of trail connecting … Continue reading

Posted in running, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Grilled angel food cake with balsamic strawberries

Balsamic vinegar on strawberries? Absolutely. I’ve loved it in the past in baked strawberry pie, and I love it just as much on fresh summer berries. Grilled angel food cake? Not so much. Or at least not the way we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ben’s homemade pedal-powered reading lamp

While we’re not going off the grid anytime soon, we do own one piece of power-generating fitness equipment now, thanks to Ben’s 4-H project. Under the guidance of Uncle Rick — yes, the same guy who lost a pants size … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Flesh-eating forgetfulness

Don’t you hate when you try to adopt some new dietary maneuver, only to find yourself occasionally forgetting all about it until you’re halfway through the new forbidden food? That’s been happening to me every so often since I decided … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ragu’s on a roll: 144 and counting

When we last heard from our old pal Ragu back in January, she’d lost 105 pounds and vowed to do a 5K every month in 2012. Well, guess what: Not only has she kept that vow — most recently completing … Continue reading

Posted in Interviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A question of fitness vs. training

At what point do you move from just trying to avoid getting fat into actively training for something — to thinking of yourself as an athlete? Traci and I were talking about this the other day as we tried to … Continue reading

Posted in running, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Broccoli salad evolution

I was going to make my sister-in-law Darcy’s yummy broccoli salad for the Fourth of July party at her and Brent’s place. Then I found out Traci already made one — using a recipe she got from our other sister-in-law, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cool cycling event coming to town

Searching for a Sunday sprint triathlon to fit my tricky schedule, I found the perfect tuneup event right here in my hometown — a 20K bike race that I never even knew existed. The Colavita-Zipp Time Trial Series takes place … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment