Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014: I Couldn’t Have Had a More Amazing Year!

Before the ball dropped in 2013, I wrote a blog post on “The Awesomeness of 2013.”  And it is true:  2013 was an amazing year.  In that post I wrote: “Someone asked me, “How is your 2014 going to top … Continue reading

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“Be in the moment.” (Recipe: Chocolate Chip-Pecan Pie Bars)

This was an article in Runner’s World that I thought was worth repeating. Darren Treasure, the sports psychologist for the Nike Oregon Project, is best known for helping Kara Goucher manage her crisis of confidence when she trained with the team … Continue reading

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Exercise as Potent Medicine (Recipe: Cinnamon Shortbread Bars)

I read this New York Times article from awhile back on “Exercise as Potent Medicine”.  I found it very interesting.  It starts out with this line:  “Exercise can be as effective as many frequently prescribed drugs in treating some of … Continue reading

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Google X’s “Baseline Study” (Recipe: Baking Powder Biscuits)

Google X has launched what it calls the “Baseline Study”.  This study is supposed to help us understand the human body. Google wants to collect genetic and molecular information that it will use to create a picture of a healthy human. … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About the NYC Marathon (Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole)

So there are a lot of fun facts about the NYC Marathon that I don’t think I ever shared.  I am going to share some with you now. For instance, since the first NYC Marathon in 1970, the average finishing … Continue reading

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Cologne Man (Recipe: Cookie Dough Chocolate Bark)

So, Shawn and I try to run outside 3-4 times a week.  Most frequently (as in 99% of the time) we run around Shelley Lake.  At 7am.  We tend to be creatures of habit.  (This morning we ran on treadmills … Continue reading

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Quick Book Review: Gone Girl (Recipe: Two-Layered Apple Crisp)

So, I finished reading this book on my way up to Madison a couple weeks ago, but I saw the movie this weekend while A was in town. In a word:  TWISTED. I mean seriously twisted. I am not sure … Continue reading

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Weight Machines vs. Free Weights (Recipe: Maple Walnut Cake)

I recently told you all that I joined a gym and that my running buddy and I are going to start doing some weight training together.  The extent of my knowledge on weight training is what I know from reading … Continue reading

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Run Past Your Plateau (Recipe: French Onion Mushroom Pizza)

Most of us have been sidelined by running injuries or by being lazy at some point or another. I was reading an article today on “Running Past a Plateau” which nicely coincided a conversation I had with my running buddy … Continue reading

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I Joined a Gym! (Recipe: Shortbread Pecan Squares)

And I’ve been baking a lot.  ‘Tis the season! But back to the gym.  I finally joined a local gym in Raleigh!  Took me long enough, right?? I have been working out at the gym on RTI’s campus since I … Continue reading

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