Pop Art Snacks Review & Giveaway!

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Whether it's watching the newest episode of Scandal (#addicted - anyone else?), during my 6 p.m. economics class, or that lull between lunch and is-it-time-to-leave-work-yet?, I am a habitual snacker. I am a lover of munching between meals. Knowing this, I am careful to pick and choose what I nibble … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / How Are Your Knees?

How are your knees? The older you get, the more apt you are to answer this question with a negative answer. Our knees support nearly 80% of our weight while standing. That a big job for two knees. I follow a blog called Fitknitchick and I really like it. The author of the blog is Tamara Grand … [Read more...]

Goals Are Dreams With Deadlines

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Goals are dreams with deadlines.  I'm not sure where I first heard that expression, but I love it.  If you don't set that end date, what are you working towards? If you follow my personal blog, you know that in just a few days, I'm going to step up to the starting line of my second full marathon. … [Read more...]

Falling Off the Wagon

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!   I was looking for ideas for today's post and noticed a pretty prevalent theme: How do I recover from falling off the wagon? How do I get back on track after a bad week? How do I stop beating myself up for eating three desserts instead of just a small bite of one? The answer comes … [Read more...]

New Balance 880v4 Women’s Running Shoe Review + Giveaway

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I had the opportunity recently to try out the New Balance 880v4 women's running shoe. According to New Balance:   The 880v4 is the ideal shoe for the high mileage runner who demands a resilient, dependable ride with reliability and responsiveness. Delivering on go-to neutral cushioning with … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season: Fall & Winter Squash

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Ok, let's try this again. I had a lovely post all typed out for you, and such is my luck, it didn't save and got erased. Cue death glares and mean words directed at the computer. Deep breaths. Take 2.  There's something about fall food that I love more than any other! Decadent chilis, plump … [Read more...]

TMI Thursday: Stress Incontinence

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This post is going to come with a warning - we are going to get up close and personal about our lady parts.  Guys, you might want to skip this one.  Ladies, if you don't yourself deal with the occasional leaking I'm sure you know someone who does.  Yes, we are talking about pee.  Specifically, … [Read more...]

Chafing and Other Woes

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    Chafing is something I never really gave much thought to as an athlete. Chafing is something I have never really gave much thought to as a non-athlete either. UNTIL this weekend, when I discovered that if the chafing is ignored long enough, it will cause you plenty of … [Read more...]

Diet vs. Exercise: What’s Better for Weight Loss?

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Great news: You've decided to make some changes to your overall health and wellness! You want to lose weight and you’re ready to start TODAY. So where to start? When it comes to weight loss, the facts are clear: 80% of weight loss comes down to dietary changes.  The food choices you make on a … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Capable

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My husband and I are going on a little weekend getaway. I took a day off work to make it just a little longer. We are going to northern Michigan to do some hiking and see the colors. I'm excited. We don't do this often enough. I just got off the treadmill and was heading upstairs to get the … [Read more...]

Luck of the Run: Minimal Training, Maximum Willpower

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Yesterday I was pretty proud of myself. I ran 6 miles. That’s the farthest I’ve run so far to train for my half marathon. My excitement fizzled out, however, when I came to the inevitable realization that my half marathon is in TWO WEEKS….and I’m not even up to half the distance! I maintain that … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites- Fitness Gear/Gadgets

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It's Friday.  I have favorites. I love fitness gear and gadgets.. What are my favorite pieces you ask? Here, let me share them with you. 1.  Polar RC3 GPS Sports Watch.  I LOVE this watch- it combines a heart rate monitor with a GPS system.  It's perfect at keeping track of my heart rate … [Read more...]

Fall in Love with Running

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For many of you, fall has finally kicked in.  My apologies to our readers down south who are still waiting.  For those of us up north, we really welcome this time of year.  I'll be the first to admit that fall is my favorite season - at least where running is concerned. There are many reasons why … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: October Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: October Photo-A-Day

It's October 1st, which means it's time for  a brand new Sisterhood shots! With fall brings a tendency to be a little bit lazy. We would rather snuggle down in our favorite sweats and sit on the couch, than get up an get a nice workout in. Who wants to head out to the gym or go for a run when it's … [Read more...]

Light a Fire

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    I'm sure you've heard the expression "You need to light a fire under me to get me to move", right? This weekend I needed someone to light several fires under me to get me to move the way I was supposed to. I simply had very little motivation to get moving but thankfully my … [Read more...]