Monthly Archives: January 2015

A kid’s point of view: Restoring a rifle!

By Colleen, age 12 I recently acquired a 1970 Marlin .22 rifle. The thing is, it was in pieces and bad shape. I’m fixing it up for a 4-H project. Uncle Rick is helping me since Mom and Dad don’t … Continue reading

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The chocolate-avocado ‘big breakfast’ shake

Earlier this week I wrote about how I get most of my fuel at breakfast and lunch. This chocolate-avocado pudding is a great example of that: It’s a serious calorie load at 545 calories, but it also delivers 40 grams of … Continue reading

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The two sides of Janathon

Is Janathon a fitness incentive – or an invitation to take it easy? Looking at how my month is going, I’d have to say it’s both. There have been some days where I’ve done the bare minimum, just going for … Continue reading

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Adapting to a front-loaded food day

When I used to count Weight Watchers points, I’d get really nervous if I used up most of my points by noon. (And it happened A LOT, let me tell you!) Over time I developed some tools to help me … Continue reading

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This year’s ridiculous running goal

  January’s coming to a close and I still haven’t written up my running goals for the year. Mostly that’s because I was so focused on last year’s breakout goals – running my first marathon and running the HUFF 50k … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Back in action!

By Colleen, age 12 Last night I went with my friend Dani to a soccer open gym run by the high school coach. First we ran 2 laps around the school. I fared pretty well, which was nice considering I … Continue reading

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Chia seed pudding is like tapioica on steroids

Why would anyone eat tapioca pudding when they could have chia seed pudding instead? Frankly, I could go the rest of my life without eating tapioca – also known as “frog spawn” in some circles because of its gooey little … Continue reading

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Building a circuit workout you can live with

I HATE circuit workouts. I’m not one of those people who can “sight read” an exercise video, so it takes me a while to learn one well enough to follow along. Usually I run out of patience long before that … Continue reading

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4 years of blogging — and I still haven’t figured it out

  I got a little message yesterday reminding me that it’s been four years since the creation of this blog. In a way, it’s kind of embarrassing. Don’t I have anything better to do? With four kids and three part-time … Continue reading

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Duct-tape dryness factor in foot-deep snow: 3 miles

The first time I ran a snowy trail I thought my frozen toes might fall right off – and I wondered if I’d even know it. Stupidly, I was wearing shoes with “breathable” mesh uppers that invited the snow right … Continue reading

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