Monthly Archives: December 2013

Garmin’s take on a run up the toboggan hill

Pokagon State Park was the perfect place to try out Ben’s new Garmin Foreunner GPS watch he got for Christmas. He was nice enough to let me borrow it on a trail run so I could have some clue how … Continue reading

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A birthday run

After several late-night runs in a row last week, it was amazing to be greeted by blue skies and a gentle breeze on Friday’s birthday* run. It was just a 6-miler, but I was running with a purpose: In my … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Run streak results

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! At 11:15 p.m. on Christmas night, my run streak was officially over. At first Mom said the run streak was “at least one mile everyday from Thanksgiving to Christmas.” A couple … Continue reading

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Digging out (of overindulgence)

So I did basically let myself go the last couple of days after weighing in Monday night, though I didn’t really strap the old feedbag on until last night. Unlike in my fat days, though, I’m not going to beat … Continue reading

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A Christmas footprint

So it it a white Christmas if I’m able to leave a footprint in the snow on a late night run streak run? “No,” says Colleen. “Not if you have to hunt for a patch of snow to step in.” … Continue reading

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Aunt Ellen’s Christmas tree cheeseball

I stayed away from this cheeseball and most other goodies at the Decker Christmas on Saturday, but after successfully weighing in Monday night at Weight Watchers, I plan to make one to take to Mom and Dad’s on Christmas Day … Continue reading

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3 streakers who make me feel like a slacker

I was proud of myself for doing an all-outdoors Holiday Run Streak this year, but I felt like a slacker after talking to Carol Dobis, who appears in today’s News-Sentinel column, along with her running buddies Cynthia Cornwell and Megan … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Running into a basketball championship

My run streak is still going strong! Only 6 more days!! I am just doing it until Christmas because that’s what mom told me at first and that’s what I agreed to. Last night me and mom went running in … Continue reading

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Apple cake

This is what I made for a Christmas party at work this week. Other than cutting up a few apples, it’s super easy and not very labor intensive. The original recipe in my Swiss Heritage cookbook calls for a cup … Continue reading

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Google wants us to walk … sort of

Here’s a cool thing: I was looking up mileage on Google Maps for a potential run in a nearby small town, and in addition to three potential routes with their corresponding drive times, the site also presented a fourth option: … Continue reading

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