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Kicking the Post Marathon Blues

Kicking the Post Marathon Blues

Poppy Poppy Jul 17, 2014
On the fourth Sunday past Marathon Sunday, I ran a group 10k. It wasn’t a race, yet it felt like the last 10k of my marathon. Except, it was considerably slower and no one greeted… Read More
 
Top 5 Activities in Yellowstone for Kids

Top 5 Activities in Yellowstone for Kids

Poppy Poppy Jul 10, 2014
When doing research on the wildlife we might encounter on our family trip to Yellowstone National Park, I was a little nervous about encountering a bear. After spending 14 hours dr… Read More
 
You Don't Need An AARP Card to Enjoy Oatmeal and Blue Diamond Almonds

You Don’t Need An AARP Card to Enjoy Oatmeal and B…

Poppy Poppy Jul 3, 2014
I'm not sure if it is an application requirement for my AARP card or an acquired taste, but I eat a lot of oatmeal. I'm that person who actually orders it at a restaurant. To clari… Read More
 
10 Reasons Why I Run Most Days

10 Reasons Why I Run Most Days

Poppy Poppy Jun 4, 2014
It's National Running Day. Or so I've been told all over social media. I run most days so I didn't have this "day" on my calendar. It is infinitely more important to me than N… Read More
 
Confessions of a Dirty Runner

Confessions of a Dirty Runner

Poppy Poppy Apr 2, 2014
Yesterday while running with a friend in the pouring rain, I was thankful I had my favorite hat. It is lightweight, made of dri-fit and molds to my head perfectly. Unfortunately, N… Read More
 
Running

Kicking the Post Marathon Blues

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On the fourth Sunday past Marathon Sunday, I ran a group 10k. It wasn’t a race, yet it felt like the last 10k of my marathon. Except, it was considerably slower and no one greeted me at the end with a medal. Even though I ran a complete marathon 4 weeks prior, I could not have gone another mile. I blame the post marathon blues. Whenever I start running after Continue Reading...

Eating

You Don’t Need An AARP Card to Enjoy Oatmeal and Blue Diamond Almonds

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I'm not sure if it is an application requirement for my AARP card or an acquired taste, but I eat a lot of oatmeal. I'm that person who actually orders it at a restaurant. To clarify, I don't like the instant crap loaded with a bunch of sugar with the consistency of paste. Did you know some instant oatmeal flavors have 13 grams of sugar? Oatmeal is hearty, filling, and Continue Reading...

Sweating

Hanging with my New BFF, Dolvett Quince

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It’s really a good thing Dolvett Quince, trainer from NBC’s The Biggest Loser, has such a great personality. I mean staring at him for a 30 minute Google+ Hangout was practically painful. The guy really needs to get in better shape.  I won my seat on the interview panel at last summer’s Fitbloggin 13’ conference. Diets in Review placed special “golden cowbells” around the closing reception and those who found Continue Reading...

Living

Introducing the Blogging Betties

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Usually I reserve regular bacon in this house for two occasions - Father's Day and Christmas. Today I broke my own rule and fed my family bacon for dinner. Why? Because my meal plan has gone out the window and my son answered the question quickly when I asked "What do you want for dinner?"  The reason I served my kids a side of saturated fat without (much) guilt is Continue Reading...