3 years ago
Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t. . . .
3 years ago
I hope you all had a great weekend. If you’re catching up from last week, head on over to the StrongFirst blog and check out my blog post, Who Says Women Can’t Do Pullups? I posted on Friday about the benefits of training with your spouse or significant other. . . .
3 years ago
Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend.  And for those who noticed that I didn’t post last Wednesday like I normally do, thank you for actually noticing!  It’s nice to feel missed.  Nothing is wrong … life is just getting busy, so I can’t always post as often as I’d like!  And now for our weekly update! . . .
3 years ago
3 years ago
I think that if I had to choose my absolute favorite food that I could eat every single day, I’d have to say pizza. Now, that’s a really broad statement, because the possibilities are endless when it comes to pizza. We make pizza every single Friday night at my house, and I very rarely make the same type twice. Sometimes I make my own crust, and other times I’ll use a store-bought flat bread or naan. . . .
3 years ago
Hi Friends! I’m happy to report that I am feeling much, much better than I was one week ago. I’ve still got a little residual sniffles but I’m over the worst. Aches and chills aren’t any fun anyway but especially when you are training for a marathon. Blah! . . .
3 years ago
In an earlier post, I asked my readers to respond to these questions: Do you consider yourself an ePatient?  If you were given an opportunity to help educate health care providers on this topic, what would YOU want your future nurses and doctors to know? . . .
3 years ago
On Saturday I ran the most beautiful race that I've ever run in my life - the Highlands Trout Mountain Challenge Half Marathon 2013.  The race took place in the Kingdom of Lesotho, a landlocked country that is completely surrounded by its only neighbouring country, South Africa.   . . .
3 years ago
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3 years ago
Oh right, I have a blog. I don’t even really know what happened to the end of last week, life and blog-wise. It was a strange, busy week, but the next few are looking like they’ll be much mellower, which is really nice. . . .
By hcottis
3 years ago
First of all, Congratulations on taking the 8 week dumbbell challenge!  You will be amazed how tone and fit you will get just by incorporating weights into your exercise routine and eating right for your metabolic type!  If you missed our pre challenge details, no worries!  We really would like to hear your story and get to [...] . . .
3 years ago
View from my last run in San Francisco and a lovely 6 miles. . . .
3 years ago
What’s wrong with this picture? Haha. My answer to this question would be… maybe in middle school? I have no idea. It has been forever. My Mom used to cook us that frozen meat and put it all under the broiler. It was delicious. Since I am not a fan of beef and cheese, I had a modified cheesesteak for dinner. My Dad was kind enough to cook me . . .
3 years ago
What Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger You know you’re in for a tough day when you find yourself quoting Nietzsche in mile one of your 10 mile long run. I’ve actually loved that quote for a long time, but to have it running through your head so early in a 10 mile run was, um, troubling. More on that below. . . .
3 years ago
I think about her countless times throughout the day. Sometimes it’s good thoughts. Thinking about the five days she spent in my arms. Wondering at the amazing way she’s touched babies and their mamas around the world. But, it also still hurts, every day. If you haven’t lost a child, you probably think that means I’m “stuck.” I’m not. When part of your heart is carved from your chest, it’s a wound that will always hurt. . . .
3 years ago
Organize Your Kitchen to Lose Weight! If you’re serious about slimming down, you’ll want to create an organized kitchen. Why is eating at home so important for weight loss? Put simply, home cooking equals healthier eating. . . .
3 years ago
Lots of sippin’ with no drippin’. That’s why we wanted to share these awesome  AVEX bottles with 10 lucky fans. . . .
3 years ago
I. AM. POOPED. Today was a total whirlwind. With our household all over the place these days, I got to bed way later than I wanted and was scrambling to get out the door  just before 5:30am. So much for the note to “arrive an hour before race time.” I figured they were overestimating the time needed because there is a ton of parking at the venue and there were only 2,000 or so runners. . . .
3 years ago
I am raising the Bickersons. “Mom — he’s eating my cereal!” “Mom — tell her to give back my football!” “Mom — she told everyone I never change my socks!” “Mom — he got to pick the show last time!” “Mom — it’s MY turn sit in the middle!” Mom! Mom! Mom! Whether it’s a [...] . . .
3 years ago
Wow! I cannot believe we are about half-way through our #nogirlypushups challenge, and it seems like we keep getting more ladies on board! If you haven’t signed up yet, no worries – you can start today! . . .
3 years ago
Every couple of weeks, I crave a juicy burger.  Usually, if ordering one at a restaurant, I can only get through about half, because it's so much food with the bun.  Sometimes I order the burger without the fun, and just eat it with a fork.  Do you do that too? The other night, I made a sliders (just smaller burgers) and topped them with sautéed onions and mushrooms with a bit of aioli sauce.  We ate it with a . . .
3 years ago
Remember when I stated I had real life reset buttons (my family in England)? Well I have two more in Nebraska. I am actually writing this blog post from the airport in attempts to somewhat calm me down and stop the tears.  I miss my best friends already. I know I’ve spoken about them from time to time, but I don’t think I have actually explained our story, the reason why I am positive these two women are my soul . . .
3 years ago
In last week’s blog, I shared that I recently accepted that resistance is futile and joined the “Stand Up at Work” movement. . . .
3 years ago
Finally! My assessment phase for the Weight Watchers Active Link is done, and today I was able to use it to earn PointsPlus. I plugged it in right when I woke up, just to check out what it said before I started my day. . . .
By Dorid
3 years ago
Today was all about Cay... getting her ready for the red carpet and Oscar party at the film school.  And I sat around in my grungy blue workout pants and an oversized white fleecy. At the last minute we decided she needed something for her hair, and we ran out to get some sparkle, then I dropped her off at the party. Heading back to Walgreens to fill my prescription, I get a call.  "Mom, You know YOU'RE invited to . . .
3 years ago
3 years ago
Hey peeps. A bunch of you have emailed me, tweeted and facebook messaged me because my RSS feed quit picking up my posts and I’m on it! Here’s the deal… if my posts in your reader have been stuck on Grilled Mexican Street Corn & Turkey Bean Burritos you are subscribed to feeds.feedburner.com/simplymaren This feed is broken and as of right now, unfixable. If you subscribe to feeds.feedburner.com/marensmorsels it will work just fine and dandy. . . .
3 years ago
Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point of Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership. Anyone can submit news to LFCA by clicking here.Lost and Found is open to anyone in the infertility, pregnancy loss, . . .
3 years ago
My week started out pretty well, but I got off-track on the weekend again. I wouldn't expect much, if any, loss based on my Lose It numbers. It was a busy and stressful week, so I missed some workouts, and that doesn't help with my diet, either. Monday: 40 minutes of running and 15 minutes of walking. Tuesday: Swam 40 minutes Wednesday: No workout, lots of meetings, evening class. Thursday: Ran 30 minutes, walked 10. Friday: 20 minute walk, lots . . .
By Colbe78
3 years ago
Said the commentator… . . .
By ehalnon
3 years ago
This morning was the RRCA 10 Miler. The race that I planned to try and run at MGP (marathon goal pace) with my friend Tris as part of a long training run for Vermont. . . .
3 years ago
Otherwise titled the week that I signed up for my third marathon of 2013. . . .
By Dorid
3 years ago
* Sunday Non-Scale Victories -  Had to get rid of a pair of my jeans.  The ones that fit.  The other ones were too tight.  They're now the ones that fit.  The old ones? I realized I couldn't wear them anymore when I forgot I wasn't wearing stretch pants that day and just pulled them down in the ladies without unbuttoning and unzipping.  Pretty sure you shouldn't be able to do that with jeans. -  My yoga pants have gotten . . .
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