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Pepita buttercups

Pepita! The word alone feels like a Friday kind of word. Pepita! You know, pumpkin seeds? The only thing I love more (for a seed or nut – I would rather take a trip up the Eiffel Tower or even a good sun-dried tomato, olive and caramelize onion pizza but…) than pepitas is pepita seed butter.…

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Running through my mind

Happy April! What happened to March? Well, let’s cut to the chase: are those sheep? Yes, they are. Beautiful. Sweet. A happy flock. So April is marathon month. Whatever month it is I’m just thankful March is behind us. March was a month of abysmal lows and pretty darn near heavenly highs. The lows were…

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Leg length and a lift

Years ago, after running my first ultra – the first of only two 50-mile ultras – I experienced a knot at the base of my spine. As I crossed the finish line ragged and dog-tired, I reached to put my hands on my hips. I could feel this “knot” about the size of my fist…

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Life lately in black and white

Life has actually been quite colorful lately. Maybe too much so? So it just feels right to just send out a quick update sans color. For starters, I’ve turned over a new leaf. Reading? Huh? How about that? I read very well while moving. Makes me think that my parents, teachers, and I would have…

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The saw and a side plank with a swing

The Saw. A Side plank. With a swing. Sounds like perfect playground equipment. We’ll call it playing. I showed a quick hyperlapse video on instagram and thought it might be nice to break down this exercise. This is a classic Pilates exercise that I love but with a twist. It works a lot of things. Pretty…

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Snowday Split Pea Soup

Fat biking is not really my bag. But, I admit, it’s pretty stinking fun! The only thing better than getting all cold playing out in the snow is coming in and warming up. Here’s a warm soup that I love and adore, split pea soup with homemade bone broth. Mmmmmmm…… Now if split pea soup…

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Finding Freedom in my Harness

  It’s been a rough week. Hasn’t it, kitties? Actually, no, it’s been really quite a good week. We just have a couple less reproductive organs in our house is all. Poor babies. They’re coping well. Just need help scratching their ears. All. The. Time. So we’ve been very busy not just scratching ears but with a…

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Life and a Link-up

Being a farmgirl and all, the other day during a run – of course it was during a run because that is when my mind reeeeallllly wanders – I was thinking of training like farming. You know, you do a hard training run. Then you do some stretching, some recovery runs, some drills, some plyometrics,…

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My next marathon

I’m already looking forward to my next marathon! Planning to head up to the North Shore again in June. Grandma’s Marathon 2015 Woohoo! So training has begun. Don’t ya think that any time you go to do something you think, “Wait, am I really gonna do this?” especially with big things? But this time I’m…

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In 2015: I’m choosing to Trust

The parking lot at our local gym (The Y) was packed out this morning. Like, jam-packed waaay more than normal. And so, I’m thinking, “What the…?” Then it hit me… New Year’s resolution time. Good for you! People, keep it up! So goals, huh? Who doesn’t have goals? This year, I have lots of little targets I’m…