Monthly Archives: January 2014

A kid’s point of view: Super Bowl strategy

By Colleen, age 11 Today is the last day of  Janathon. Unfortunately, I did not exercise every day like I thought I would. Maybe it was all those snow days. I hope to do better next year, but I will … Continue reading

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Confronting the Polar Vortex (aka my 1st run in Yaktrax)

Seeing sunshine and a temperature in the high single digits (let’s just ignore the wind chill for now), I decided it was time to head outside Wednesday after weeks of running circles indoors. I looked up some tips on running … Continue reading

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Sustainability miles update

So I added up my sustainability miles and discovered that for the month of January I have … less than 1. Eight-tenths of a mile, to be exact. Basically, the only time I’ve walked (or ran or biked) somewhere instead … Continue reading

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The “Northwestern game” run

To clarify, for those who don’t follow IU basketball: The Indiana Hoosiers recently upset No. 3 Wisconsin, only to turn around their next game and stink it up — at home — against a team with a losing record. It’s … Continue reading

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The 2-hour treadmill run

  The point of this workout was to get myself used to the idea of not just running a long distance,  but running for a long time. I wanted to see how it felt to chop a giant run up … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: fake honey

By Colleen, age 11 On Sunday, as I reached for the classic bear-shaped honey bottle, I noticed in small print the word “imitation.” I did not think Mom saw that it was fake because it was in a bear bottle. … Continue reading

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Is my laptop giving me plantar fasciitis?

I like to stand at the computer, at least when I’m working at home. It makes me feel more alert, and ideally I do a bit of stretching in the process, rather than scrunching up my shoulders in “work-station pose” … Continue reading

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More snacks that ‘don’t count’

Last week I was talking about zero-point snacks I use to get around the BLT rule in Weight Watchers. Well, I did some brainstorming on that topic for this week’s newspaper column and came up with eight more, plus a … Continue reading

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How Janathon is helping my marathon training

 I thought  Janathon would be a fun followup to the Holiday Run Streak – a chance to try a bunch of different workouts instead of focusing solely on running. I didn’t know then that I’d wind up entered in the … Continue reading

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My new lap-counting time machine ‘clicker’

Last week I prepped for my 12-mile “long run” by watching the scene in “Godfather 2” when Michael flees a New Year’s Eve party in Cuba during the revolution. It was my husband’s suggestion. As a history buff, he’s gotten … Continue reading

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