Monthly Archives: May 2015

A kid’s point of view: Awards day!

By Colleen, age 12 School is finally almost over! Yesterday was awards day. I received awards for band participation, athletics participation, a little medallion for earning distinction (straight A’s) for the entire year, and Outstanding Performance in Composition for the … Continue reading

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DIY fat-free cinnamon rolls

Last fall I shared my recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls, a Friday breakfast treat I make for the kids but rarely eat myself. They’ve come to prefer a simple white icing over the rich caramel version I started out with, … Continue reading

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Inspired by a runner who got — and then got rid of — prediabetes

Last week I wrote about how I’ve recently switched from monitoring carbs to fat grams. While it’s true that part of it is just shaking things up for variety’s sake, the underlying reason is that I was pretty inspired by … Continue reading

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Breaking through self-imposed speed limitations

How do you run faster? Training helps, obviously. But believing you can do it and knowing how to pace yourself are huge. After week 3 on Hal Higdon’s advanced 5K training program, and finally equipped with a GPS watch I’d … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Softball feat shows I can run better now

By Colleen, age 12 Here’s a sign I can run better than I used to: In Monday night’s softball game I got my first ever triple. And in Wednesday’s game I got a home run on errors! My “home run” … Continue reading

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Did staying off the scale help me run faster?

I had a couple of great runs the last couple of days, and while that may have been mostly due to the cooler weather I couldn’t help wondering if part of it had to do with the fact that I’ve … Continue reading

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Changing up the diet game keeps boredom at bay

I love how the concept of what constitutes “good” and “bad” foods changes from diet to diet. I’m not being sarcastic here. I like to change up my diet from time to time, and one of things I love about … Continue reading

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Advanced 5K training: Week 2

This was my second week attempting to follow Hal Higdon’s Advanced 5K training program. This time I did get all the workouts in. Trouble was, the hardest runs were all bunched together without a rest day or easy run day … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: A surprising thing about change

By Colleen, age 12 What do you think  the most determining factor in change is? This quiz I took on psychology today’s blog let you choose from five answers: your genes, your upbringing, a combination of both, a combination of … Continue reading

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Amazing smoothie that tastes like an oatmeal cookie

When our college student daughter sent us this recipe she found on Happy Herbivore, I was dubious. How could such a simple recipe, containing no sweeteners, taste like an oatmeal cookie? But it’s true. It really does. Here’s the slightly … Continue reading

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