BlogHer, Purple Boots and Soles 4 Souls: I’m going to San Diego!


These purple boots came in the mail for me the other day, so I’m flying to San Diego on Thursday and taking them to BlogHer’11. Yes, I know it, they are stunningly cool. Also, they’re suede, so I can trace little patterns and words and things into their softy nap to amuse myself. I adore […]

On July 31, 2011, in Sponsors, Travel, by juliejulie

Triathlon Training: How to put on a wet suit for an open water swim


I jumped in a lake. I want to do a triathlon, and practicing open water swimming is what triathletes do. So here’s me in my swimsuit, putting on a wet suit in front of God, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Here’s me, being brave. If I can do it, so can you. The story about how […]

On July 21, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

Running in the Rain: Just Do It!


If you spend much time running in Eugene, Oregon, the track capital of the world, you’ll eventually get wet. Yeah, it rains here. A lot. In fact, today is July 16th, and it’s gray and rainy right this very moment. So, what’s a fair-weather runner to do? Get used to it. Wear a hat. Stop […]

On July 16, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Running in Sexy, Pink High Heels: yes or no?


Sure, the pink Oh! shoes are cute and comfortable, but has athletic shoe technology really married Italian fashion design, as they claim? I decided to put them to the test, with a little help from my running partner’s baby. I say yes. Yes, yes, yes, I can run in pink high heels! Official business: This post is […]

On July 15, 2011, in Humor, Running, Sponsors, by juliejulie

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Our Summer Reading Frenzy!


We’re in the full swing of summer now, and the teenagers around here are finally getting bored, so I took them to the library. They rediscovered Harry Potter, his friends, and his deathly enemies! I do not recall seeing my 14 year old daughter all day yesterday. I knocked on her door once, to make […]

On July 13, 2011, in Family, by juliejulie

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Paelo Diet Coconut Banana Cake!


Bananas, coconut, blueberries – oh my! Here’s my recipe for an easy, gluten free, dairy free, Paleo-style cake that hits the spot before or after exercise. And it’s great for breakfast, too. First off, you should know I hardly ever measure, so this turns out a little differently each time. And I’m using the Lite Coconut milk […]

On July 12, 2011, in Food, by juliejulie

Running Hills: Kicking butt and my short-lived advantage


The Eugene Women’s Half Marathon is coming up, and I’ve been running hills for three weeks on my own to get back into Half shape. My running partner, Rebekah, who likes to run about a minute faster than I do, was out of town for a while, so I figured I’d push myself a bit, […]

On July 11, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: how to have fun while working out on the river!


I tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding! It’s a hoot, and oh so good for the legs and the core and the arms, especially when you have to carry that heavy board to and from the car. Sheesh, a mom could get buff paddling around… image via

On July 9, 2011, in 1, Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

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