Monthly Archives: May 2013

A kid’s point of view: Will power

By Colleen, age 10 As I was getting ready for school Thursday morning, I saw a bunch of those Fiber One 90 calorie brownies. Now, part of my brain said “MUST DEVOUR. NO HESITATION.  GRAB ALL.” However, there was another … Continue reading

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Swim drill that enhances yoga, running

I know if I want to get better at swimming I need to get out a kickboard once in a while, but it took a running book to actually make me do it. And my motivation had less to do … Continue reading

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Egg white sandwiches: McDonalds vs. Subway

When McDonald’s announced it was coming out with an egg white version of its Egg McMuffin, my brother Brent suggested a taste test: McDonald’s vs. Subway. But as we revisited the idea over the weekend, we realized taste isn’t really … Continue reading

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The long slow goodbye

With great difficulty, given the morphine drip, Annie-Bananie was struggling to keep her eyes open Sunday afternoon to acknowledge all the visiting family members. “Wie gehts?” asked Dad when he arrived with my brother Brian and his family, visiting from … Continue reading

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Another woman who can outrun the guys

Scanning the official triathlon results over the weekend, I was stunned at the times posted by the woman who finished first in my division. Diana Schowe is 48, same as me, yet she finished in 1:11:27 — good enough for … Continue reading

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WWI: And the results are in…

Our weight-loss team, the Fitness Protection Program, came in 7th out of 72 teams in Wells Weighs In with an official loss of 7.54 percent. The winning team, Waist Not Want Not, dropped an amazing 17.61 percent. Those four people, whoever … Continue reading

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Yoga pose for triathlon transition

So I put new shoelaces in my running shoes before Sunday’s triathlon — you know, the kind that lets you slip your shoes on without tying them — and while they did save me from tying the laces I still … Continue reading

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Cucumber sandwiches

Naturally I had to try cucumber sandwiches after reading about them in Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders, another in the series of Gyles Brandreth’s mysteries starring Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle (before he was knighted). Turns out the scene … Continue reading

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Fox Island Triathlon: Shifting out of straggler mode

One of the many cool things about triathlon is how many chances you have to redeem yourself in the course of the race. At Sunday’s Fox Island Sprint, I completely blew the start of the swim, first hesitating right off … Continue reading

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Fox Island triathlon highlights

I can’t believe how much fun I had at yesterday’s Fox Island Sprint Triathlon. Cutting 17 minutes off your time will do that. Instead of battling to stay out of last place, I actually came in closer to the middle … Continue reading

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