Monthly Archives: June 2013

A kid’s point of view: Size doesn’t matter

By Colleen, age 10 Say it’s field day at school. Someone walks by, sees me and thinks, Poor girl, she is probably hating this, she is too tired. They’d be wrong. Well, mostly, I’d be just a little bit out … Continue reading

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Bike lifestyle envy

I just love the way bikes, bike racks and bike lanes are multiplying like bunnies in downtown Fort Wayne. On my way into the office for a meeting this week I was suddenly overcome with extreme envy when I saw … Continue reading

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Weight loss vocabulary words: Accelerant

So I’ve decided to frame my weight loss tips page  in the form of a glossary — terms that I either borrowed or concocted to help me recognize eating patterns that I once was oblivious to. An accelerant, for instance, is … Continue reading

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Now that’s mental toughness

After her last stroke, it looked like Annie-Bananie was a goner for sure. She couldn’t swallow. Wasn’t eating. Her left side was useless, her right leg had developed a blood clot, and she was virtually unresponsive. “I would say she’s … Continue reading

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Family fun at Waterfall Trail Run

I was a little concerned, lining up for the Waterfall Trail Run, what I’d gotten us into. My sister and I were signed up for the 10K, while Colleen and her cousins Madison and Monroe were late additions to the … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: 5K a day project

By Colleen, age 10 As I huffed and puffed and mumbled something about when we were going to stop running and start walking, I realized something: I was running a 5k. That one was Wednesday morning at the River Greenway. … Continue reading

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6 Starter Weight Loss Tips

My friend Elaine came by yesterday looking for weight-loss tips to pass along to a friend who’s struggling, and it made me realize that I really ought to put together a weight-loss page with a list of the key changes … Continue reading

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5k a day Ironkid training update

Day 2 of Colleen’s plan to do a 5K a day for one week collided with our busy schedule. By the time we got back from Ben’s baseball game in Fort Wayne, it was nearly 11 p.m. The good news: … Continue reading

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The Hummer Mile open-water swim

On Saturday my niece Madison participated in the Glenn S. Hummer Huntington Mile, an open-water swimming event held at Clare Lake in Huntington, Ind. The 1-mile swim was a down-and-back course with two lanes along a cable that required two … Continue reading

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The ‘5K a day’ Iron Kid training snake encounter

I would’ve liked to celebrate Father’s Day by doing a relay triathlon with my 70-year-old dad. That never came together, but he did pedal along Sunday as Colleen and I began  Day One of her “5K a Day” Iron Kid … Continue reading

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