Eat Like a Dog: It’s all good!


Today I chose to eat a turkey sandwich instead of the donut I wanted. My dog Sadie, a 13 year old Weimaraner, watched every bite with great intensity. She loves food. She usually just gets one bowl of kibble a day, but every once in a while, if she’s lucky, or does a certain series […]

On January 30, 2011, in Dogs, Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

No diets allowed, but what do runners eat?


I am not on a diet. This is not a diet blog. I’m not anti-diet when a diet is based on real food and balanced nutrition, they’ve worked for me in the past. But, if you spend a little time reading my stories here on this blog, you should learn that I’m not a woe-is-me-I-wish-I-was-thinner […]

On January 29, 2011, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

How to Chi-Run a Half Marathon without using your legs


“I’m going to teach you how to run without using your legs,” said Keith McConnell at this week’s Sunday morning Chi Running Workshop at the Eugene Running Compnay. “You’ll just use your legs for balance, your body to move, and gravity for the rest.” Huh, I said to myself. This sounds like magic. I like magic. […]

On January 24, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Running, by juliejulie

Chi Running Workshop: How to Lean into Pain-Free Running


Wish: I want to run a half marathon. Fact: My middle-aged mom knees hurt if I run too much. Solution? Chi Running, said Robin, my running coach. That’s Chi as in Tai Chi, not Chai Tea. Is that just woo-woo stuff, or is it real? I asked. It’s real, she said. And then explained how […]

On January 17, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Running, by juliejulie

How to Train for a Half Marathon: Channel your inner animal core!


I’m running the Eugene Half Marathon in May. So I say. At the moment. So I’d better get in shape, eh? My friend Robin, over at the IronMom blog is helping me train for it. We made a video today of the first “core” training session. Robin’s all about the full body workout stuff. She […]

On January 14, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Fitness Adventures, Running, by juliejulie

Let’s go bowling!


I went bowling today. I am terrible. Mostly gutter balls, but I got lucky once, and got a STRIKE so now I want to go again. We should start a bowling club! Anyone can join, just take pictures and share them with us. And tell us what your bowling name is. I think I’ll be […]

On January 9, 2011, in 1, Club Meetups and News, Family, Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Running with Dogs and Babies and Friends – Oh My!


We had a baby today! And a dog! Welcome to the club, Rebekah and Ruby. We did the three mile loop today for our Thursday Noon Run in Eugene, and ended up running for at least two miles, by our calculations (which-Robin-calculated-on-her-super-fancy-running watch-I-should-get-one) which made Rebekah and I quite happy, since we’re both starting from […]

On January 7, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Dogs, Running, by juliejulie

Exercising New Year’s Resolutions: Lucky Running


Happy New Year! It’s 1-1-11, which seems lucky, so I think we should talk lucky running. I’ve had a tough couple of months dealing with health problems, which put a real damper on my running career. If you’re a regular reader, you may recall my ongoing love/hate relationship with running. In fact, there was a […]

On January 2, 2011, in Middle-aged Angst, Running, by juliejulie

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