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About Page



All my pregnancy updates, our birth story, and post-baby mind and body posts.


Race Recaps

All road races, cycling events, and triathlon race recaps


Monthly Superlatives

The best of the best of HTP by month


Blog Roll

Some Blogs I Read Every Day


The Story of My Career Change

Everything Changes and Everything Changes, Part II

Acupuncture 101

My Former Life as an Urban Planner

Blogging Changed My Life

The Day I Found My Book In Stores

I Did Not Throw Up On Meredith Vieira (Being On The Today Show)  and Pinch Me:  Doing Other NYC Press

“How I Got Published!”  Five Different Perspectives on the Process

Second Book Announcement

My response to the Marie Claire article

Top Posts of 2010

My Blog’s Disclaimer


Posts about Running and Racing

Tips for Runners

Best Race Signs

Water Stations 101

Crying Uncle:  How to Know When Enough is Enough

Best Websites for Runners

Prepping for Your Long Run

How to Walk a Half Marathon

How to Handle 5 Running Gross-Outs:  Blisters, Chafing, Pooping, and More

Tips for Trail Running

Breaking Out of a Slump Part I and Part II

Get Faster

How I Create Training Plans

How to Select Your Next (or First) Race

Barefoot Running

Coping with “Bad Runs” During Training for a Race

Buying Running Shoes

Halloween Costumes for Runners Part I and Part II

Cures for Sluggish Runs

Epic Movie Trailer Songs for Runners

Get Your Game Face On:  What to Do the Days Leading Up to a Race

Is it OK to Transfer a Bib Number?  Or Bandit a Race?

How to be the World’s Best Spectator

Running in Hot Weather

Running in the Rain

How to Set Race Goals (and Not Drive Yourself Crazy) Part I and Part II

Post-Marathon Body (Before and After Pictures)

So You Want to Run a Half Marathon

Yoga + Runners:  Why You Should Do Yoga

5 Common Training FAQs


Race Posts

All Race Recaps


Posts about Swimming

How to Swim Part I and Part II

Backstrokin’ Basics


Posts about Cycling

How to Buy a Bike

The Gear Every Cyclists Needs and Wants

My Review of Aerotech Bike Shorts

Learning to Change Bike Tires

Your cycling tips

Shifting Gears (Without Falling Over)


Posts about Triathlons

Give Triathlons a Try

Packing for a Triathlon

Triathlon FAQs

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Swimming

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Cycling

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Running

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Transitions

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Training

So You Wanna Do a Triathlon: Pool or Lake Swim?


Posts about Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Grocery Lists and Meal Planning

How to Get Started

Support for January Joiners

How to Get Over Workout Embarrassment

How to Not Hate Your Long Workouts

How I Recover Quickly

My Review of the 30 Day Shred

Is Your BMI Number BS?

Setting Non-Mileage Fitness Goals

How to Eat Healthy in an Airport

Viewing Motivation in a Positive Light


Posts about Goal Setting

Achieve the Impossible: Goal Setting

How to Get – And Stay – Motivated

Getting Over an Exercise or Healthy Eating Slump

How to Set (And Actually Achieve) New Year’s Resolutions


Posts about Dealing with Workout Injuries / Illness

Is this Pain Normal?

The General Injury Post

The Knee Post I (First Diagnosis) and The Knee Post II (Second Diagnosis)

The Knee Pain Post

Knee Sleeves vs. Knee Tape – A Review

Can I Run When I’m Sick?

The Emotional Side of Injuries

How to Get Fresh Legs


Food / Vegetarian Philosophy Posts


How to be Vegetarian Without Gnawing Off Your Arm

Are Marshmallows Vegetarian?  Plus Other Vegetarian Panty Twisters

Learn to Like Vegetables

Being a Vegetarian Teen in a Meat-Eating Family

Fueling for the Long Hauling:  Eating for Long Distance Running

What Does “Ethical Eating” Mean?

Egg Labeling Part I and Part II

Being a Vegetarian When Everyone Else is Chowing Down on Meat

How to Order Vegetarian (Without the Waiter Hating Your Guts)

How to Start Eating Breakfast

The Vegetarian Post

The Grocery List Post


Social Commentary / Books and Media Reviews

My Food Revolution:  Books, Blogs, and Movies That Made Me Think About the Way I Eat

My Review of So Sexy So Soon

My Review of I Used to be Fat on MTV

My Review of Food Inc

My Review of Skinny Bitch

The Naked Face Project


Healthy Lifestyle Posts

Fat Talkin’ Role Models

Healthy Traveling

Healthy Families and Friends

Loving a Smoker

Getting Married to Someone with Unhealthy Habits

Getting Over Regrets

Fat Talking’ Men

Coping with Anxiety

Nosy Coworkers

Teenager Troubles:  What to Say To an Overweight Teen  Plus… The Follow Up Post

How to Pick Up Friends at the Gym

Top Holiday Gifts for Active Friends

Six Ways to Have a Healthy Working Relationship with your Spouse

How to Steep Green Tea


Girls on the Run

How to Get Involved with GOTR

December 2010 GOTR 5K

Tips and Tricks for Coaches

What GOTR Gave to Me


Great Debates

Can I Re-Wear Workout Clothes?  More Than Three Times?!

Planning Parenthood

Do Dogs Belong In Bed?

Oh, Controversy:  The Great PETA Debate

The Sleeping Nekkid Debate

The Shower Curtain Debate

The Dog Poop Debate

The Race Bandit Debate

Locker Room Nekkidness

The Unsettling Case of Michael Vick

The Power of the Media Debate

Can I Wear That Race Shirt?


Posts about Natural Birth Control / Periods

The Big Birth Control Question

The Big Birth Control Question, Part II

The Big Birth Control Question, Part III

The Big Birth Control Question, Part IV

Green Your Period


Post about Abnormal Pap Smears

Necessary Part I

Necessary Part II

Necessary Part III

Necessary Part IV


Photography Posts

How to Use an SLR Camera

Is Photoshopping An Artistic Right or Just Plain Wrong?


Beauty Posts

How to Get Great Skin:  Project Glow (and the Results)


Wedding-Related Posts

What I Learned After 1,000 Days of Marriage

What the Husband Learned After 1,000 Days of Marriage

Planning Parenthood

Our Wedding Recap

Our Wedding Rehearsal Recap

My Bachelorette Party

My Bridal Shower and My Second Bridal Shower

The Husband’s Bachelor Party

Wedding Cake Taste Test

Honeymoon Recap (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V)


Success Story Posts

Michele:  Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Cynthia:  Healthy is More than Size / Dealing with IBS

Erica:  Positive Thinking in Real Life

Ben: A 120 Pound Journey to an Ironman

Erin: Young, Strong, and Beating Distorted Thinking

Tina:  Two Pink Lines Motivated Her to Get Healthy

Bo: A Man’s Healthy Tipping Point Journey

Emily:  A Slow Switch Helped Her Lose Nearly 100 Pounds

Kayla:  The Fear of Going Blind Motivated Her to Get Healthy

Maria:  A Gallbladder Stone Scare Showed Her The Importance of Real Food

Dani:  Learning to Run Through the Couch to 5K Program

Maissa:  Finding a New Outlet for Negative Emotions

Freya:  A Journey Out of Anorexia

Carrie:  Ditched Distorted Thinking and Ran a Marathon

Amy:  A Mom Who Lost Baby Weight and Became a Triathlete

Jenny:  Saw Lance Armstrong on Oprah and Decided to Ride a Century

Lauren:  Stays Active Despite Being a Busy Associate at a Financial Firm

Beth:  A Friend’s Serious Illness Inspired Her to Focus on Her Own Health



Home Design Posts

Before Pictures

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV


Healthy Tailgate 2009 Posts

UM vs. Duke

UM vs. USF

UM vs. Virginia


UM vs. Oklahoma


Blog Conferences and Events

FitBloggin:  Welcome Party and Conference Recap

Healthy Living Summit: Thursday Events, Friday Events – Part I, Part II (Cocktail Party), Saturday Events – Part I, Part II, Part III, Sunday Events – Part I, Part II

POM Wonderful Tour: Orchard Tour, Plane Tour, and Factory Tour

The Time I Met The Pioneer Woman

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 Post

Healthy Tipping Point