August Superlatives

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Can you believe it’s already the end of summer, back to school season, and time for cooler weather?  I can’t – time is flying!  Here are the best of the best from HTP in August.  Thanks – as always – for reading!


Gets-Me-Through-Those-Sleepless-Baby-Nights:  Lake Norman YMCA Sprint Triathlon Race Recap.  I came, I tri-ed, I conquered.  I’m still so chuffed with myself for doing a sprint triathlon so close to Henry’s birth – I did well on the swim and killed it (by personal standards, of course) on the run.  And I had a blast, which is the most important thing.


Burning Question:  Can Exercise Make You Sick? Apparently, it can!  But that doesn’t mean that you should stay on the couch, of course.  You just need to be smart about how and why you move your bod.

Best All-Around:  Creating Positive Race Goals. This post is about how to take the pressure of your time and put the focus on having fun.

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Most Ridiculous:  Dog-Shaming.  Although any Maggie and James post is inherently ridiculous…


Proof that I’m a Yuppie:  Whole Foods Charlotte.  Yes, I went on a tour of a grocery store, and I loved it.  Not ashamed to admit it.


Childbirth Nitty Gritty:  Post-Birth Review of Bradley Method Classes.  This posts answers all sorts of questions relating to drug-free childbirth, including if I feared that I’d be disappointed if my birth plan went awry, how painful it is really, and whether I’d go all-natural again.


Best Recipe:  Zucchini Quiche Cornbread.  I want to make this again – soon!  As tasty as it looks.


Most Prepared:  Race Prep: One Week Out.  What to do with your bad self one week before your race.  (Here’s what to do a few days before and how to taper.) 


So Fresh, So Clean:  How to Wash a Sports Bra.  The title says it all. Smile


Mind and Body After Baby:  The Month 2 UpdateLooking good, feeling even better!


Smarty Pants:  Nifty Blogger Tips – A selection of handy food, fashion, exercise, and decorating tips from ‘round the web.


Best Debate:  The Only Child.  Musing on what it feels like to be an only child, fun factoids about birth order, and thoughts on whether Henry will ever have a sibling.


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  • j3nn September 3, 2012, 1:31 pm

    I’m an only child too! I’m not sure if I can imagine it any other way. My husband has a BIG family with 4 children, 2 of which are twins. We grew up so differently! lol

  • Janelle September 3, 2012, 2:04 pm

    It’s so strange to think about this blog without Henry anymore… I’m sure you feel the same way about your life with him! 🙂

  • Gloria September 3, 2012, 2:56 pm

    I’ve seen that first photo of Henry maybe 4-5 times now and it still melts my heart. That look on your husband’s face is so sweet and full of love!

  • Mary September 3, 2012, 3:09 pm

    Excellent use of the British word “chuffed”.

    The only reason I know what that means is because I saw a segment with Hugh Laurie on The Ellen Show where she tried to make him guess what American slang words meant and he tried to do the same to her with British slang words, ha!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 3, 2012, 3:29 pm

    My favorites were the blogger tip and the only child debate! Both great ones

  • Ashley Y September 3, 2012, 4:59 pm

    My friend recently posted on fb about the open Yale courses program, where certain introductory classes at Yale are taped and then uploaded online. I checked it out and find a really interesting course on the psychology, biology, and politics of food. I thought you might also be interested in this topic so I wanted to share! The link is:

  • Lauren @ Educated Mind, Healthy Body September 3, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Love your month wrap-up posts 🙂

  • Dani @ Dani, Redesigned September 3, 2012, 8:22 pm

    I love blog dump posts like these….and congrats. You’ve officially kept me from doing anything productive for the rest of the night with the Bloggers Tips post 🙂

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 4, 2012, 5:49 am

    I love that you used the word Chuffed 🙂

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