Monthly Archives: October 2013

A 13-mile birthday run/walk

What a beautiful day for a 13.36 mile run/walk — and an awesome way to help celebrate my sister’s birthday. We ran about half that distance, in chunks ranging from 1 to 3 miles, with our fastest mile at 9:40 … Continue reading

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My new cake-and-ice cream strategy

I’ve finally figured out a safe way to indulge in birthday cake and ice cream. Frosting the girls’ birthday cake we took to Mom’s over the weekend,  I was surprised to find that the canned chocolate variety* we were using … Continue reading

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You won’t hear the song ‘YMCA’ at this YMCA

We were really busy yesterday and didn’t get a chance to take advantage of the beautiful weather for a workout, so Colleen and I went to the Y after dark. Colleen was hammering away at the elliptical in time to … Continue reading

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Sometimes the best run available is a good hard ride

With no triathlons scheduled the rest of the year and a 90 mile run/walk coming up in about a month (due to schedule conflicts we had to move it back to Nov. 9), what was I doing on a 15-mile … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Birthday week fun

By Colleen, age 11 What an awesome birthday week! Soccer playoffs, basketball, a fun field trip, awesome presents AND I got to go visit my sister at college! I turned 11 on Wednesday, which is when the fifth grade went … Continue reading

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Baked peanut butter and honey ‘French toast loaf’

  This was an experiment based on an experiment. At work the other day I was editing a recipe by Associated Press food writer J.M. Hirsch for a “savory French toast loaf,” built around a loaf of bread cut into … Continue reading

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Satisfied without Satisfries

I found myself in a Burger King the other day, seeking a restroom and hot coffee after getting soaked at Ben’s cross country meet, when I found myself wondering if I should try those new “Satisfries.” Nah, I decided — … Continue reading

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Next up: A 90 mile run/walk

To celebrate the first anniversary of making my goal weight, my sister and I ran 90 miles in nine days, which was as grueling in terms of scheduling as it was on our legs. Last year we rode 90 miles … Continue reading

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Running in the rain

After a busy few days and maybe my lowest mileage week of the whole darn year, I was busting to go a few miles on Sunday even though the forecast said the chance of rain was 100 freaking percent. Ordinarily, … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: I need a challenge 2

By Colleen, age 10 Once again I’ve discovered I don’t run just on my own. Having a goal is what I need. Based on past experience, I am the type who conquers. Competitive, not a better word that fits me. … Continue reading

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