Monthly Archives: February 2015

A kid’s point of view: Contest time!

By Colleen, age 12 I am stoked about starting a new family weight-loss contest! My partner is my cousin Madison. We are going to do swim workouts together so we can push each other. I have also downloaded an app … Continue reading

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No-thaw, low-fat crockpot chicken

It really is this easy: Dump 5 pounds of frozen chicken breasts in cooking spray-coated crock pot. Add half a cup of water and 2 teaspoons each of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Turn device to the “low” setting, get … Continue reading

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Sealing off weekend transgressions

This past Sunday was a dietary disaster – not just for me, but for several family members as well. My brother and his family were visiting from Indy and Mom planned a big feast of family favorites. Even my dad … Continue reading

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Regaining momentum on a fitness challenge

What happens when you’re all fired up for a one-month fitness challenge – and then you miss a day? Is it over? Do you double up another day? How do you regain your momentum? This is what I was struggling … Continue reading

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The Chilly Chili Trail Run

When I did this run two years ago, I gingerly crept along the icy trail at the back of the pack and finished the back half of this 5.5-mile route without seeing a single other runner, other than a friend … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Why won’t my foot heal?

By Colleen, age 12 Right now I’m starting to think my foot just doesn’t want to heal. I basically went to one basketball game at the Y and one soccer open gym at school and it started hurting again, so … Continue reading

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A year without Weight Watchers

Running and Weight Watchers helped me lose 90 pounds in 2010. After I met my goal, I continued weekly weigh-ins for a few months before cutting back to once a month – a regimen I maintained through December 2013. In … Continue reading

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A new fitness challenge for February

So Colleen and I have started up a new fitness challenge for February: Wall sits. This one seemed appealing because it’s so easy: Some days you can be done with this in 60 seconds, and at most you’re looking at … Continue reading

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The importance of learning the course in setting a PR

I’ve found two more races I want to try to win (age group) in 2015. One is a small trail race, and the other is a road race with over 1,000 runners. Frankly, I was surprised to see the winning … Continue reading

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Snow cycling! + a Janathon wrap-up

Sunday was the perfect combination of snow and not-very-cold temperatures to take the mountain bike out for a spin. Colleen and I took turns on a nearby gravel road, and it was a blast – except for the fact that … Continue reading

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