Pre-Marathon Jitters: Getting Ready for the Eugene Half


Tomorrow’s the big day – I’m running the Eugene Half, my first Marathon! I’m nervous, which seems silly. But, if I think about it, running 13.2 miles “just because” seemed silly a few months ago, but here I am, doing it anyway. Just because. Things I’m worried about: Oversleeping: I need to get up at […]

On April 30, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

The FedEx Guy and My Triathlon Training Gear: does this wetsuit make me look fat?


The FedEx man knocked on my door while I was in the bathtub. The dogs went nuts. I didn’t know who it was, but I hadn’t heard from my mom in several days, so I had a hunch it might be her, stopping by, like she does sometimes. I grabbed a towel, and went to […]

On April 28, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Humor, Triathlon, by juliejulie

Training for a Triathlon? Unleash Your Inner Iron Girl!


IronMan, Iron Mom, Iron Girl? I should do a triathlon? Me? Are you kidding? Apparently, the nice folks at Iron Girl are not kidding. They are sponsoring me for their Athleta Sprint Triathlon in Portland, OR on June 26th. So, I’m being brave and taking the plunge! This “Sprint Tri” race course consists a half […]

On April 21, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

How to Change a Flat Tire (and when to call Les Schwab for help!)


I forgot to share the flat tire video! And yes, this is about a real flat tire on a real car, not a code phrase for a hot new liposuction procedure targeted at middle aged moms who are sick of running and eating vegetables instead of sleeping and eating cupcakes all day. Not that I know […]

On April 20, 2011, in Humor, by juliejulie

Run, Bike, and Swim? How to train for a Sprint Triathlon


When Sarah over at IronGirl called me to ask if I’d be interested in a sponsorship to their Portland, OR Sprint Triathlon in June, I laughed. My running coach, Robin, over at Every Mom to Iron Mom has been telling me it’s time for me to do a Sprint, but I keep whining about not […]

On April 16, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie

No more diets: How one mom finally broke up with her scale


This guest post, by my running partner, Rebekah, made me question my own continued love/hate relationship with my bathroom scale. I pretend I don’t care about the numbers, even when my jeans are getting lose, I’ve lost almost 20 pounds, and I just.ran.12.miles! But alas, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. Rebekah is […]

On April 13, 2011, in Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

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