Monthly Archives: August 2014

A kid’s point of view: 1st cross country meet

Editor’s note: Colleen had a bunch of homework after her first cross country meet, so rather than writing up her observations she consented to an interview. For the record, she finished the 3K sixth-grade girls race in 28:01 Q. So … Continue reading

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Chocolate ‘Slow Carb’ mug muffin

  Here’s something I’ve been experimenting with this week. Basically, I took the ground flax seed mug muffin purportedly approved for the Slow Carb diet and subbed in black beans for the flax,  then began tinkering a bit. Warning: This … Continue reading

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Caterpillar’s poop now bigger than he was just last week

This caterpillar is starting to scare me a little bit. He’s such a ferocious eater, I actually found myself going out in the dark behind the garage foraging for milkweed at 3 a.m. Monday morning. I don’t know if it’s … Continue reading

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Getting the hang of ‘cheat day’

I didn’t have a great loss last week on the Slow Carb Diet — just .2 pound, and it literally took me all week to get there. But I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of Cheat Day*, … Continue reading

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From last place at a 5K to USAT All-American

This was pretty cool: When I took Ben to Fort Wayne Orthopedics on Friday to have his  IT band checked out,  there was a huge poster in the lobby promoting local triathlete Diana Schowe. I’ve written before how Schowe, 49, … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My I-pad can act like a typewriter!

Editor’s note: to find out more about the Hanx Writer (which apparently is a Tom Hanks project), click here.  

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A week later: Caterpillar’s quadrupled in size

Talk about a growth spurt: When we took the above photo last Tuesday night, our caterpillar was dwarfed by a dime. The photo below shows how much he’d grown as of yesterday. (It would’ve been cool if we could’ve popped … Continue reading

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Slow carb diet update

I’m feeling less than thrilled with the Slow Carb Diet this week. I’m still recovering from Sunday’s post-cheat day SIX-POUND spike, with three pounds left to go as of this morning. Last week’s slightly smaller gain resolved itself by Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Cool sight on a run: 10 turtles parked on a pipe

I don’t know where this pipe came from, but when Colleen and I went for a run/walk along Bluffton’s Wabash River on Sunday word had obviously already gotten around among local turtles about the new primo spot to catch some … Continue reading

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Shutting off trail running snake paranoia

Here’s a running improvement made during injury rehab: Thanks to a little brain rewiring project, I realized the other day while jogging the cross-country course with Colleen that I’m no longer paranoid about the possibility of encountering a snake on … Continue reading

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