The Crud is Going Around

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  I just finished taking my NOW ELEVEN YEAR OLD son to the doctor! He's been sick since Tuesday and now I'm sick, too! and he's not typically one to be down for very long! He has the "crud" that is going around! He was tested for both flu viruses and for strep! I'm thankful that he doesn't … [Read more...]

Where to start? Top 20 tips from Shrinking Jeans readers

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  I've been lucky to be around the Sisterhood for a while now and one thing I've learned is that time and time again our readers come through for us in many ways. We all know we have a brand spanking new year coming up on us fast and what a shot in the arm that tends to give us. We also … [Read more...]

Rehab Your Shoes

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Do you have that one pair of running shoes that look like they've seen better days, but still have a lot of miles left in them?  I'm sure you do - we all do.  Unless you do all your running on an indoor track or treadmill your shoes have probably gotten a little bit dirty. So, what can you do to … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Struck by the Wonder

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Have you ever been so in awe of something that you really didn't know how to describe it? Something that had you so struck by the wonder of it because it made you so unbelievably happy. This is the feeling that I have had all week. I am struck by the wonder of turning 60 years old. First, I … [Read more...]

The Art of the Bath (spon)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association . All opinions are 100% mine. The Holidays are upon us and it's time to give yourself (or someone you love) the gift of relaxation. I personally love a good bath and I posted about my recipe for the … [Read more...]

Five Lessons I Learned By Not Training for a Race

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This is a post about lessons learned when you are not looking to learn a darn thing. It can apply to runners, walkers, anyone really who has ever felt "I'm not ready for this" or "How did I get myself into this mess?" About a month ago, I ran the Across the Bay 10k. If you're not in the … [Read more...]

SonicFuel In-Ear Headphones Review and Giveaway

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What's up, friends?  Did you all just love the giant 2014 Holiday Gift Guide?  Giving away so many prizes makes me feel like Santa :)  I'm so excited to tell you that the giveaways just keep on coming!  We've had a few companies contact us for reviews and giveaways that didn't make it into the gift … [Read more...]

What Is Whole30?

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I'm here today to answer that question and give you some things to think about as we finish 2014 and start thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2015. So....what is Whole30? The Whole 30 is a program that was started by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig; a 30 day nutrition program, designed to be … [Read more...]

True Confessions…..Runner Style

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I have made it no secret I am training for a marathon.  I have some true confessions that any runner (and some non-runners) can relate to.  Let's get on with it, shall we? I wonder often if my friends, family, Facebook followers and even YOU, get tired of hearing me talk/rant/gush/whine about … [Read more...]

Priorities

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  Over the past few weeks I have felt beyond stressed. While I was talking with my husband about some things he told me that my priorities are all out of whack. I want to deny it, but in reality I know he's right. There, I said it!! I hope he reads this post so he can see that I actually … [Read more...]

Hometown Hero: 2014 Beer Mile World Champion Contender

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Today's post takes a break from the calorie counting, the chastising for skipping the gym, and the stress of the general holiday season. Today's post is just for fun. We all have certain idols that we follow, and that can include an athlete. It can even include an athlete from your home town who … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Living

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  Dictionary.com defines gluten as: a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease. Celiac.org says gluten is: a general name for the proteins found in … [Read more...]