Monthly Archives: July 2014

Hummus: Dipping blind vs. dipping smart

I’ve been eating hummus like crazy this summer, and this week inadvertently tried a yummy new flavor – olive tampenade from Saba – that I might like even better than roasted red pepper. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but … Continue reading

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Wish I had this guy’s problem …

Ryan Vezina is a founding member of the band Recycled Percussion, which, like Stomp, makes music out of everyday objects like vacuum cleaners and, in this case, silverware. Not very surprising that these perpetual drummers always seem to be skinny. … Continue reading

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6 months without Diet Coke

Funny how six months have come and gone since my last sip of Diet Coke without my even noticing that milestone, which would’ve been July 7. The only real temptation I can think of in that time came on our … Continue reading

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Sitting out the Swiss Days Race :(

  After all of Saturday’s agonizing about whether to attempt walk/jogging the Swiss Days Race or just watch from the sidelines, I put my injured hamstring to the test on Sunday when I burned my thumb in a backyard fire. … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: A new running coach!

By Colleen, age 11 Since Mom and Ben are both injured weaklings right now, Aunt Traci offered to be my running coach to help me get ready for cross country. At first I was scared she would be too tough … Continue reading

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Cheaper, low calorie ‘ice cream sandwiches’

Scoop 2 T. of fat free whipped topping between two halves of a chocolate graham cracker, then freeze for half an hour or so. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it tastes exactly like a Skinny Cow ice … Continue reading

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Taking crappy food out of circulation

Why is it that even though we see people all around us trying to make healthier food choices, the food we most often tote to a potluck or deposit in the office break room tends to be calorie-laden crap? I … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting progress (sort of)

After whining about my low-carb commuting frustration last week, I decided I just needed to … do it. Or do something, anyway. Despite the fact that I hadn’t been on my bike at all in a couple of weeks, I … Continue reading

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T-shirts for the tongue-tied race volunteer

The 4-H Foundation board I serve on does a 5K fundraiser every summer that I’ve never gotten involved with because of my work schedule. Now that I’m no longer working Saturdays, I got to volunteer at this year’s race. After … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: 2 PRs in 1 week!

By Colleen, age 11 This week I had an awesome PR. I was doing a mile time trial on the river greenway. It was funny because Mom and Aunt Traci had just run the hills when it was so hot … Continue reading

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