Monthly Archives: November 2012

Amazing huge cherry ‘fritters’ for just 2 freaking points

Not to blow this out of proportion or anything, but THESE MAY BE THE SINGLE BEST THING I’VE EVER CONCOCTED in terms of most satisfaction delivered for the least amount of Weight Watchers points. The background: Earlier in the week … Continue reading

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Holiday run streak fun

It’s crazy how motivating this holiday run streak is working out to be. After only getting in the minimum mile on Tuesday, when I was still feeling fairly sick, I ran to my brother’s house and back today for the … Continue reading

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3 holiday eating tips (and a cold remedy)

Here are a couple of holiday diet tips that didn’t make it into this week’s News-Sentinel column: 1. My sister Traci says that when she goes to holiday parties, she decides whether she’s most interested in the meal or the … Continue reading

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‘All Seasons Cyclist’ to winter: Bring it on!

One of the benefits of my forays into cycling is the perspective that it brings. Now whenever I head out for a run on a blustery cold day I always think, “Well, it could be worse — I could be … Continue reading

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Exploring the #Rwrunstreak universe

Do I really want to run every day until the end of the year? Well, yes, apparently I do. As soon as I read about the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak — in which participants run at least 1 mile … Continue reading

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Look who we saw at the Galloping Gobbler

It was fantastic to see our old pal Ragu at the Galloping Gobbler yesterday. Which is no small feat given how hard it is to spot people on such a congested course and also because there’s so much less of … Continue reading

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Don’t forget ‘infinite pie’ for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I know what I’ll be having today after I get back from the Galloping Gobbler: an “infinite slice of pie.” Here’s how it works: 1. Take a dessert-size paper plate and draw a triangle representing the size of … Continue reading

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Oatmeal pie, standing in for pecan

I made this a couple of weeks ago after spotting the recipe in a local cookbook, and my kids loved it — enough so that now they want me to make another one for Thanksgiving. The recipe is essentially the … Continue reading

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Gearing up for Indiana’s 1st 100-mile race

If you look at ultrarunners like Scott Jurek and Dean Karnazes and think “I could never do that,” then take a look at Chad Ware. Chad looks like an ordinary mortal, and he’s performed like one in various events where … Continue reading

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Gobbler beats cobbler every day of the year

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about my refusal to give up the Galloping Gobbler in negotiations over our crammed Thanksgiving schedule. But as I look forward to my third straight year of running the nation’s 19th largest 4-mile race, … Continue reading

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