Monthly Archives: February 2013

Triathlon teams’ training under way

Well, it’s official: We’ve got two teams entered in next Saturday’s indoor triathlon at the Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center in North Manchester. Madison, Traci and Ben will make up the Fitness Protection Program “A” Team, while Colleen, Dad and … Continue reading

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Going nuts over cashew pizza

Could I give up meat and cheese if I could eat nuts whenever I felt like it? Well, I sure wasn’t missing either one on this pizza, which was basically a meatless Hawaiian number with chopped onions and pineapple on … Continue reading

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A new runner in the family?

So I finally talked my sister into going for her first run since well before Christmas, and when I pulled up to our designated meeting spot, it turned out my niece Madison had come along as well. Madison hasn’t really … Continue reading

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WWI Week 5: The psychology of splitting a meal

For years, my parents have bickered over the notion of splitting a meal at a restaurant. Dad would prefer to do it almost every time out, not just to save money but to cut down on oversized restaurant portions. But … Continue reading

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Treadmill Trail No. 3: Alum Cave Bluffs

I was feeling extremely pleased with myself for having plotted three treadmill trails that replicate the vertical climb of our favorite hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but Dad wasn’t impressed. Hopping on the treadmill Tuesday night for the … Continue reading

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Low-cal turkey BLT with Ben’s guacamole

Ben didn’t think he’d like turkey BLTs. But he was still hungry after the Chilly Chili Run the other day, so he decided to sample a batch I’d made up so Bob could shoot photos for my newspaper column on … Continue reading

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Losing weight on vacation

My parents have been going to Marco Island, Fla., for more than 25 years, but on this year’s trip they did something they’ve never done before: They took along the bathroom scale. At first my mom thought it was a … Continue reading

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Two runs in one

It’s ridiculous how much fun I’m having on the treadmill lately. On Saturday, I spent the first half of the IU-Purdue game working on a virtual hiking route to Alum Cave Bluffs*, then spent part of the second half doing … Continue reading

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WWI Week 4: Navigating Valentine’s Week

Colleen was all set to pack a slice of leftover pizza for her lunch Tuesday when she suddenly remembered her class valentine party was scheduled for that afternoon. “And Savannah’s bringing cupcakes!” she exclaimed. “I better pack yogurt and fruit … Continue reading

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