Monthly Archives: June 2014

The INSANITY Challenge (Recipe: Harvest Pumpkin Brownies)

Today started the INSANITY Challenge. The definition of insanity: the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness as in “he suffered from bouts of insanity” synonyms: mental illness, madness, dementia OR extreme foolishness or irrationality as in “it might be pure … Continue reading

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My Kind Of, Sort Of Unofficial Sprint Triathlon (Recipe: Cream Cheese and Chive Omelette)

750 meter swim.  12 mile bike ride.  3.1 mile run. That is what constitutes a sprint triathlon according to Wikipedia. Technically, I completed one yesterday.  It was not official by any means.  But after I posted about swimming, biking and … Continue reading

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$3,850. Nearly $1,000 Over My Goal. (Recipe: Cheesecake Swirl Brownies)

So, I got a $400 donation to my Team In Training event the other day.  It was completely unexpected and totally heartwarming. That puts me at a total of $3,850 in fundraising.  My original goal was $2,900.  That is nearly $1,000 … Continue reading

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The Coconut Classic (Recipe: Blueberry Buckle, Shortening-Based)

So, a week ago today I was in York, PA for the 2014 Coconut Classic. The Coconut Classic is a flyball tournament.  Probably the largest flyball tournament hosted by a single club.  It had 4 racing lanes.  It was crazy! … Continue reading

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Running = Better Thinking (Recipe: Golden Oreo Cheesecake Bars)

A coworker passed along an article to me on research that links aerobic exercise in your 20s to better thinking in middle age.  Activities that maintain cardio fitness – such as running, swimming and cycling – led to better thinking skills … Continue reading

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Swim. Bike. Run. (Recipe: Pork and Cheddar Meatballs)

Well, my order was:  Swim.  Run.  Bike. Yep!  I did it, folks!  All three parts of a tri in the same day. I FINALLY went to the Optimist Park pool this morning at 5am.  50 meters!  The length of the … Continue reading

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High Impact Activity, Bone Density and First Fridays! (Recipe: Tomato Mozzarella Tart)

This article appeared in the March 9, 2014 issue of The New York Times Magazine. Bones should be jarred, for their own good. Past experiments have definitively established that subjecting bones to abrupt stress prompts them to add mass or … Continue reading

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3-Miler on Furman’s Campus (Recipe: Blueberry Buckle, Butter-Based)

Two weekends ago I went back to Furman for the wedding of my little-est in my Chi Omega family.  (Jordan was a freshman when I was a senior.)  It was awesome.  And, boy, time has flown. Anthony flew into the … Continue reading

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Gut It Out – My Crappy Tuesday Run (Recipe: Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Tuesday’s 3-miler was crappy.  I felt just gross starting around Mile 1.5.  My stomach was hurting.  It was hot and humid out.  It was just an off day. When we were coming to the 2 mile mark (we often run … Continue reading

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My Post-Race Massage (Recipe: BBQ Spaghetti)

All Sport Muscle Therapy. If you live in the Raleigh-Cary-Durham area, you need to go here for sports massage.  The Wednesday after my marathon when I was finally home, I got a massage from Bob (the owner).  He is awesome.  It was … Continue reading

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