Monthly Archives: April 2013

Unlearning a new version of an old bad habit

I just love dates, but lately I’ve been loving them a little too much. Whereas two used to make a sweet, satisfying snack that I often preferred to most things in the candy aisle, one day in a raging hunger … Continue reading

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The woman who outran the guys

“I don’t do long slow distance. Why run slow?” These are the words of Michele Yates, national women’s 50-mile and 100K trail champion, but most interestingly — at least to me — the overall winner of last weekend’s Indy 100, as … Continue reading

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WWI Week 14: Trying to stay positive

Is this the beginning of the end for the Fitness Protection Program? With three weeks to go in Wells Weighs In, I’m up 5 pounds this week, Colleen’s stuck for the umpteenth week in a row and Traci hasn’t stepped … Continue reading

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Bike challenge fail

So yeah, that bike challenge that I started late and never officially  signed up for? Not happening. I could blame the weather for the fact that I’ve missed more days than I’ve rode this month, but I can’t. The reality is, … Continue reading

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Taste test: Cocoa Puffs vs. Chocolate Fiber One cereal

Like Cocoa Puffs, Chocolate Fiber One cereal turns the milk in your bowl chocolate-y. But is that a good thing — or a bad thing? “Chocolate-y milk is a good thing,” was Rowan’s opinion, but she was in the minority … Continue reading

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Words to live by

“It’s not a diet anymore. It’s a lifestyle.” A few weeks ago I told you about Talisha, a friend of Rowan’s who’d lost more than 60 pounds in her attempt to qualify for the Navy. When we last heard from … Continue reading

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A volunteer’s view of the Indiana Trail 100

I showed up to the Indiana Trail 100 at Chain O’ Lakes State Park near Albion, Ind., hoping to run a lap as a pacer. I left realizing I was barely qualified to cook ramen noodles for those headlamp-wearing, heroic … Continue reading

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WWI Week 13: Eating in ‘shifts’

Thank goodness we were so busy on Wednesday that Colleen forgot she’d dared me to eat nothing but egg whites that day. What would she say if she knew that in fact — on the day before our team’s monthly … Continue reading

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April, revised

I must have my childhood and grownup years mixed up somehow,  because as a child the only significance I attached to April was tax day — wheras it wasn’t until I was in my late 30s that I first associated the natural … Continue reading

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A 5-calorie babysitter for my mouth

Every time I see a skinny person chomping gum I can’t help wondering if they’d be 20 pounds heavier without that habit. And then I wonder the same thing about myself, in reverse: Would I have had less of a … Continue reading

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