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Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a safe, fun, and healthy holiday, and that no one is hungover today (right?!). Our new challenge, Rethink Your Shrink, is all about joining the revolution by stepping outside of your comfort zone. Well, we at the Sisterhood are stepping WAY outside of our comfort … [Read more…]

Seriously, if you would have asked me a year ago what I was going to do on Thanksgiving Day 2009, my plans would not have included getting up at 6:30am to run a 5k even though it was only 49 degrees outside after being diagnosed with a sinus infection less than 24 hours before. But I’m hard core … [Read more…]

Right now, I’m sitting on our patio, overlooking the pool and the ocean. My son has finally passed out for naptime after fighting it for nearly an hour. It’s about 80 and there are about five books staring at me from the deck chair to my right. So, I’m not going to write a whole lot … [Read more…]

**I was beyond excited when Kirsten approached me with this idea! As you may know, I participated in Team In Training for my first (and only!) 1/2 marathon a few years ago. I walked most of it, but it was the most awesome and rewarding experiences in my life.** From Kirsten: Hi everyone!  I … [Read more…]

Today is the day when we’re gracious enough to give you the wonderful opportunity to get everything that’s bothering you off your chest. Tell us about all of your stumbles, your shortcomings, the brownie you ate at 10 p.m. last night, and those margaritas you had on Friday night. We want to hear it … [Read more…]

******The winner of the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit is random number 8:  Nancy!!! That would be our Bacardi Mama 🙂 Congrats girl! Email Christy when you get a chance with your shipping info!!****** Seven weeks ago, the only time I ran was when my daughter was coloring on the walls or touching my Mac. Or … [Read more…]

This weekend we are holding the Sisterhood Virtual 5K, along with EA Sports Active! Woot! How has your training been going? Are you planning on trying to run all of it or stick to a run/walk combination? My Team Bismarck 5K is going to be held on Saturday and while I didn’t train this time around … [Read more…]

So how goes the EA Sports Active 5K training? Are you training? You are training, right? Because the run is in 10 days. Of course you’re training, and you’re totally ready to go!! Are you sitting there staring at your screen in disbelief, having not a clue as to what I’m speaking of? Well, go read … [Read more…]

Now isn’t that a mouthful!!? November marks the one-year anniversary of The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. ONE YEAR! In the past year, we’ve had 6 weight loss challenges, several fitness challenges, and mini-challenges galore. We have members who’ve been with us from day 1, and we’ve been joined … [Read more…]

Here we are, at the start of flu season. And wouldn’t you know it, I’ve already gone and gotten sick. Yup, I’m in the middle of my first ever round of Tamiflu.  I still feel pretty awful – so I’m glad I got the Tamiflu. Not sure what shape I’d be in without it. The last day I ran was on Sunday. … [Read more…]

Since we tend to plan ahead here at the Sisterhood, I knew we were going to start a running challenge early in September. This gave me the opportunity to  ask for a few key items for my birthday! An iPod Nano (5th Generation) and Nike+ iPod Sport Kit. Nike+ iPod Sport Kit ($29.99) is a sensor that … [Read more…]

I hate shoes. More accurately, I hate shoe shopping. My feet are big.  They are an odd size that isn’t normally carried on store shelves. I also have very narrow heels. When I started taking up running (which was actually several years ago…this is just the latest incarnation), I knew that I needed … [Read more…]

I am reposting this from earlier in the year! I know there are a lot of you who are doing the Couch-to-5K program or who have previously done it, and we would love to hear from you!! If you are anything like me, then you try running for a few minutes, huff and puff, can’t catch your breath, and slow … [Read more…]

I asked Beckie from BornFit if she would consider doing a guest post for us and lucky for us, she agreed! Here is what she has to say: Before my husband and I had children we hiked just about every weekend. Since the children came along we have sort of left our hiking adventures behind. Until … [Read more…]

Well, maybe he isn’t exactly a BABY, but I will forever call the twins “my babies” and I think secretly they like it, despite the outwardly protests. Awhile back, I wrote about participating in races to benefit charities. This past weekend, I signed up to do a 5K for Sherry’s Wishes, a local … [Read more…]