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The ‘FitBit effect’on a family gathering

When we arrived at my parents’ house for dinner yesterday, four or five people who on any other given Sunday might be planted around a chip bowl trying out a new dip were zooming around the house racking up FitBit … Continue reading

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Taking the tribe on an ‘Indian run’

We’ve gotten into this habit of trying some kind of fun fitness thing when we get together at my parents’ house for Sunday dinner. In the past we’ve done different kinds of circuit workouts or relay races. Yesterday half a … Continue reading

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Running fun, Tarahumara style

Colleen and I have been having a blast this past week kicking a soccer ball along the jogging path. We run and walk as needed to keep the ball on the move, and before we know it we’ve gone a … Continue reading

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Candy locker makes Family Fun magazine

I figured one of the fun side effects of Cassie getting braces last week was that we could amuse ourselves in the waiting room by taking a peek at the current issue of Family Fun magazine, which includes an article … Continue reading

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Tri gratitude

“So what are we doing on the 19th?” Bob asked the other day, pawing through the desk calendar. “Um … Ben and I are doing a triathlon?” Ben at last year’s Fox Island Sprint Triathlon. It will be interesting to … Continue reading

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Team triathlon fun

We still don’t have the results from Saturday’s indoor team triathlon at the Strauss-Peabody Aquatic Center in North Manchester — shockingly, our “A Team” may actually be in contention, thanks to my niece Madison, who turned in the second-best swimming … Continue reading

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The infectious ‘workout bug’ — Pass it on

So I get home from work the other day and I’m all irritated that Ben’s apparently still in bed at 11 a.m. Then I get this text: “ I might need you to pick me up.” Turns out he got … Continue reading

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Returning a fitness favor

Yesterday I spent about 30 minutes on a piece of fitness equipment no bigger than a vacuum cleaner: the mini stepper we got on sale at Dick’s that’s taken up residence in my parents’ new garage, where Traci and I … Continue reading

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More fun and a better workout — for kid and mom alike

Colleen and I had our funnest workout ever at the gym Wednesday night — and we owe it all to Ben’s cross country team. I’d been planning to run the Ossian trail during her soccer practice, but when it got … Continue reading

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Lowering the stakes for fun family fitness

My stillborn nephew’s graveside service resulted in an unexpected family get-together last weekend. By Sunday afternoon, the day after the service, we were sitting around in the shade, watching the kids play yet another convoluted but entertaining game involving a … Continue reading

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