Monthly Archives: August 2016

How Rowan lost 40 pounds this summer

Even from 700 miles away, I can see my oldest daughter shrinking before my very eyes. The evidence is there on the workout pics she posts on Facebook. She gets a lot of exercise on her new job as a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A formerly fat person’s guide to avoiding long-run weight gain

You might think that training for a marathon means built-in weight loss. But I’ve learned that if anything, I have to watch what I eat MORE closely on a long-run day. My tendency is to overeat, thinking I’ve earned a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Donut run disappointment leads to Keg Bike 1 discovery

With no breakfast bar in our hotel, and not wanting to grab a boring pack of peanut butter crackers from the car, I decided to take a dollar bill along on a recent run in Wabash, Ind., thinking I’d make … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marathon-level mental toughness: Not there yet

With eight weeks to go before my first outdoor marathon, the inaugural Fort4Fitness race Oct. 1 in Fort Wayne,  my sister and I headed out for a 10-miler yesterday. It turned out to be good training for a marathon, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

A kid’s point of view: Shattering my PR at Swiss Days 5K

By Colleen, age 13 I have a love/hate relationship with the annual Berne Swiss Days Race. On the one hand, it is part of my heritage as something my grandfather helped start 40-odd years ago. However, this race has always … Continue reading

Posted in running, running/fitness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment