Monthly Archives: September 2015

Time to break out the weight-loss tools

It’s time to drop a few pounds. Which means it’s time to break out the long-view lens. I first wrote about this weight-loss tool back in 2012, when I was still trying to figure out all the little details that … Continue reading

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How to squeeze in a run on a busy day

I HATE starting a day so overly scheduled that you already know, before it’s begun, that there’s no time for a run. Or is there? Maybe there’s not enough time for the run you were planning to do, or would … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Tri the Creek

By Colleen, age 12 This super sprint triathlon was probably my most difficult physical challenge yet. I wasn’t prepared for the open water swim. It was tougher than in a pool. But I was tougher than Mom in that she … Continue reading

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Blood at the Street Fair

My sister and I went for a run late yesterday morning before the official opening of the Bluffton Street Fair, and we thought it would be fun to finish up with a run down the main drag  of the fair. … Continue reading

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Why Tri?

Fighting interior battles during a race is nothing new, but on Sunday at Tri the Creek it wasn’t my Inner Whiner who was making trouble – it was my Inner Miser. Potato Creek State Park is my favorite venue for … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My first bike race!

By Colleen, age 12 The Tour de Donut is all about fun. Just the mention of the name brings a grin to my face. But for me it was more than just a chance to stuff my face and act … Continue reading

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A 23-mile bike ride to a not-so-little free library

I don’t know what part of this is living on a busy highway rather than, say, along an enticing greenway or rail trail or even a bucolic country road, but I find that I don’t routinely just saddle up and … Continue reading

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The Tour de Donut

The excitement built as we rolled into the donut stop at Saturday’s Tour de Donut in a rural village a few miles outside Arcanum, Ohio. But so did the uncertainty. How many donuts could I eat in a bike race … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Stereotyping in sports

“I can’t tell from looking at anyone if they can do it or not. Mental strength cannot be underestimated, and physical strength can be overestimated. The miles will sort it all out.” — Joe Prusaitis, director of the Rocky Raccoon … Continue reading

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Confession time…

So my sister and I were out for a run the last day of August when I suggested we start a family plank challenge for September. “Let’s make it REALLY easy,” I suggested, “so that it’s not intimidating and more … Continue reading

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