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The Race Must Go On?

Update:  Mayor Bloomberg changed his mind – the race has been cancelled. First of all, let me say that I am deeply saddened about how Superstorm Sandy has devastated the East Coast.  As a survivor of a major hurricane (Andrew back in 1992), I know how disrupting and horrifying the experience can be for the [...]

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The Case of the Sexy Halloween Costume

A few weeks ago, I rented my Halloween costume. I approached a salesperson and said, “I was wondering if you have a Little Bo Peep costume.  But not a sexy one.”  She laughed and said no, she didn’t have a non-sexy Little Bo Peep costume.  If I wanted, however, I could buy this. Meh.  No [...]

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The Only Child

At Girls on the Run, we played an ice breaker game that is similar to Bingo – but you search for teammates with certain characteristics.  One of the squares is for an only child.  Season after season, I had to scribble my name in the box for one of the teams because out of 15 [...]

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Our fifth and final debate of the week!  Our previous debates included: Do you acknowledge strangers when exercising outdoors?, When on a run, do you do a little jig at red lights or come to a complete stop?, Do you secretly race others at the gym?, and No Men Allowed:  What do you think about [...]

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Our fourth debate of the week!  Our previous debates included: Do you acknowledge strangers when exercising outdoors?, When on a run, do you do a little jig at red lights or come to a complete stop?, and Do you secretly race others at the gym?   Today’s topic: Women’s Races. In recent years, there has [...]

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Our series of fun workout debates continue!  Our first debate was: Do you acknowledge strangers when exercising outdoors?  Second up: When on a run, do you do a little jig at red lights or come to a complete stop?   Today’s debate will reveal your competitive nature…  The question:  When on workout equipment, swimming laps, [...]

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This week, I’m running a fun series of workout debates.  First up: Do you acknowledge strangers when exercising outdoors?  General consensus was that most people give a smile, wave, or head nod just to be nice; a few people said they make a point to be friendly as a safety mechanism.    Today’s debate topic [...]

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Some of my favorite HTP posts revolve around what is ‘proper’ exercise etiquette.  It’s a light topic that most of us (and – I’ll admit – including myself) have strong opinions about.  For example:  Is it OK to Transfer a Bib Number?  Or Bandit a Race?, Can I Wear That Race Shirt?, and Can I [...]

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Very often, the media makes something seem like a bigger deal than it actually is.  And sometimes, because the media makes something seem important, it actually becomes a real-life battle.  Quite the vicious cycle.  In my eyes, that’s how the so-called Mommy Wars exploded into the disaster that it is today. It’s my understanding that [...]

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On Sunday, the Husband and I were watching Wimbledon.  Of course, we were cheering for Andy Murray, as a British man hasn’t won the event in 75 years.  Unfortunately, Andy lost. (Source) Anyway, I finally figured out how tennis works (the scoring system is pretty confusing, if you ask me).  While watching the match, I [...]

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Two and a half years ago, the Husband and I went fully vegetarian.  I try not to make my vegetarianism a ‘big deal’ on the blog because – to me – it’s simply the way I decide to eat.   Since it is relevant to the rest of the post, I’ll quickly sum up our motivations [...]

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The Hand Sanitizer Debate

Hello, goodbye. They don’t call the 10:20 PM flight from the west coast to the east coast the red eye for nothing!  But honestly – it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be.  Normally, I struggle to sleep on planes (again – that fear of publically sleeping with my mouth open) but I [...]

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Planning Parenthood

First comes love… Then comes marriage… Then comes a career… Then comes a house (oh, wait – nevermind)… Then comes baby?                             Please note that’s NOT my stomach (it’s Jen’s).   I wanted to step away from the normal food-fitness-life posts and [...]

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You know what’s coming… But first – lunch!   This meal was a twist on my Creamy Dreamy Roasted Chickpeas.  I didn’t have any chickpeas on hand, so I subbed in pinto beans.  I also used orange juice instead of lemon juice. The changes were nice.  The beans still had that sweet but citrusy flavor, [...]

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