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TotR: My Worst Race (and what it taught me)

Welcome to Tuesdays on the Run, where with Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I host a great group of writers each week....more

A confession & a solution to a serious addiction…

I need to be honest here. ...more

What's the point of youth sports?

A black belt instructor and international competitor who I really admire wrote on her Facebook page, I feel sorry for those athletes and parents who have nothing in their lives but sports and the desire to win.I completely agree and I was discussing this exact point yesterday with someone, let’s say their name was Bob, because it wasn’t and the sport was the McCluskey, North Dakota pee-wee rugby, because it wasn’t that either. Bob was upset because his team wasn’t winning and he fumed, No one can train with a coach who isn’t an expert. Why can’t you support my position? ...more

Making the Right Move – Literally (I’m Loving my new city!)

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Holy moly, it has been a while since I blogged! Life has been crazy, but good! ...more

Buffalo Chicken Bread + Super Bowl Snack Ideas

Do you remember when I said I hosted 27 people a week ago Sunday and the event was a success? I’m still patting myself on the back for managing that one. Other than grapefruit margaritas, an exciting Seattle vs Green Bay game, and toys and kids galore, the food was a big hit ....more

Healthier Super Bowl Snack Ideas: Sweet Potato Nachos and Loaded Hummus Plate

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just in it when your team is winning or when it serves as a fun social outlet, Super Bowl Sunday brings...more

Motivational Monday #95

Happy Motivational Monday! This weekend has been a blur--it went by so quickly. I've been trying to keep up with email and all of the virtual 5K posts, but I've gotten behind ....more

Monday Motivation.

I read a sentence the other day that just hit me, and stayed with me, the way some things do sometimes. "Why not choose to do everything you do with joy and enthusiasm?"...more

Asian Chicken-Almond Meatballs

These football party-perfect meatballs combine spicy wasabi-flavored almonds with ground chicken ....more

So, You Want to Run: Signing up for Races

Read: #1 – My Running Story #2 – Beginner Tips Although some runners do just run strictly for fun/exercise, many runners tend to do one thing once they start feeling good about getting out there and running: signing up for a race. I started running in the Fall of 2009 and did not sign up for a race until Spring 2010. I signed up for The Ottawa Race Weekend’s 5K, back when you could still register in April/May ....more