Monthly Archives: September 2014

Nutella as a sports team snack: Cutting the cost

What’s the best way to dispense Nutella as a sports team snack? When Ben asked for Nutella and bagels when it was our turn to provide the cross country snack, my first impulse was to go with a giant package … Continue reading

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Snakes test trail-running resolve

Was the snake episode on Friday’s trail run a sign that my “brain rewiring” phobia rehab project is working? I was still reviewing my mental videotape of that encounter the next day when Colleen and I stopped at Eagle Marsh … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Course PR on a hot day

meet yesterday was hard because I’ve been getting used to it being cooler, and then it was hot and sunny. I did get a course PR though. Rachel got a PR, too, though she wasn’t supposed to. The fast runners were … Continue reading

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Garlic rolls (with bonus cinnamon roll recipe)

These garlic rolls were a big hit when we hosted last week’s pasta dinner for Ben’s cross country team. This was basically the same recipe as the cinnamon rolls he took to a 6 a.m. practice the week before — … Continue reading

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Buffalo run

The buffalo trail at Ouabache State Park is one of Colleen’s favorite places to run, especially now that she’s avoiding paved trails during cross country season. It felt weird to go there without her yesterday, but it was a gorgeous … Continue reading

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What does a math metaphor have to do with a recovery shake?

It’s funny how just a few weeks ago my longing for Running on Healthy’s peanut butter-chocolate almond milk recovery shake instigated a Cheat Day binge of epic proportions when I couldn’t find the specific kind of yogurt the recipe called … Continue reading

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A 10-monarch run

The Monarchs were out in abundance on the middle school cross country course on Saturday, enjoying the sunny 80-degree afternoon and feasting on the clover blooms that border the grassy lanes.  I was doing an easy jog after an up-tempo … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Good race, bad race

Last Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational I finally broke the 25-minute mark, lowering my PR by more than 2 1/2 minutes! Right as soon as I was done, Rachel and I had to leave the Indiana Wesleyan campus in Marion … Continue reading

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Our monarch butterfly on its way to Mexico…

That’s the hope, anyway. We released him on Sunday, when it was in the 60s, only to have it turn chilly again on Monday. But Colleen said she saw three Monarchs at cross country practice on Tuesday, so I guess … Continue reading

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What does it mean to “eat clean?”

What does it mean to “eat clean?” I saw that on the cover of a magazine at the orthodontist’s office the other day, and when I flipped to the article it was just a collection of some vegetarian dishes from … Continue reading

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