How to Eat Paleo on Vacation

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So, on day 4 of my personal Paleo diet challenge I took my teenage daughter shopping in Portland (a belated Christmas present, she has the patience of a saint!) and miraculously managed to stick to my eating plan despite mandatory trips to some great Italian restaurants. And, I didn’t feel deprived, at all. For real. […]

On February 24, 2011, in Family, Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

How to Run 7 miles on Chubby Mommy Knees!

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My chubby, 45 year old knees and I did something amazing today: we ran 7 miles, in a row! This is the first time I’ve ever run that far. Ever. And thanks to Keith’s Chi Running Workshop methods, I didn’t feel much pain. I did make Rebekah, my running partner, stop every 2 miles or […]

On February 20, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Going Paleo: Can I cut out the junk and eat real food?

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I did it! I made it through my first day of The Paleo diet, and I didn’t die. I didn’t eat dairy (not even in my coffee!) or sugar or grain or drink any alcohol for a full 24 hours. I missed the alcohol most, because I do so enjoy a martini while I watch […]

On February 18, 2011, in Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Marathon Training: how to run intervals at the track

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Coach Robin taught me how to run intervals at the track yesterday. The idea is to push yourself a bit, but learn to run at a consistent pace over and over. So we ran a lap, then rested, then ran again, and tried to keep the pace the same. This is tricky to do when […]

On February 11, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

My UPS Man Can’t Swim: No IronGirl or IronMan for him!

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I like my UPS man. He’s friendly and delivers happy stuff like the Little Big Planet 2 video game that makes 11 year old boys smile with true delight. And, my UPS man is proud of me when he sees the Chubby Mommy Running Club featured in the local paper or on the news. He […]

On February 10, 2011, in Health and Wellness, Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie

It’s good to be a tortoise: slow and steady for the long run

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Gosh, I’m proud of myself. I would take a bow, but I might fall over. Please join us in giving ourselves a high five for our 5.5 mile run today! Rebekah, baby Ruby and I bravely went for our longest run yet and we didn’t die! In fact, we actually surprised ourselves, and felt pretty […]

On February 1, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

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