Fitness Adventures

Hot Flash Mob Moms: Lunch dance at BlogHer!


I do love me some Flash Mob, and BlogHer delivered! Check out the video, blogger chicks are hot dancers. Never, ever underestimate the power of the mommy bloggers and the people who love them.  These women are shaping your future, America. Pay attention! I was too busy filming to snap photos, so I snagged this photo […]

On August 9, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Middle-aged Angst, 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

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

Sharing Sexy, Healthy Shoes: Alana the Pink Oh! Goes to Washington, DC


Why yes, I did take the cute pink Oh! shoes to Washington, DC after my trip to FitBloggin, to see the tourist attractions! And yes, I made strangers try them on to prove how comfortable they are. And of course I made a raft out of water bottles and duct tape so I could float them […]

On May 26, 2011, in Fashion, Fitness Adventures, Travel, by juliejulie

My Trip to Baltimore: Cute Shoes and Cute Girls at Fitbloggin


I came, I walked, I talked, I got people to try on the cute pink shoes, and I remembered how lucky I am to be part of this amazing online community of bloggers I call friends. I’ll tell you the long story this afternoon when I’m stuck at the airport in Minneapolis, but for now, […]

On May 24, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Travel, by juliejulie

Road Trip! I’m going to the FitBloggin’ Conference in Baltimore


I do love a good blogging conference, especially one filled with great writers, and I give bonus points for healthy lifestyle, fitness and food writers! So OF COURSE I’m going to the FitBloggin11 conference this weekend in Baltimore, MD. And, I’ve been asked to speak on the Building Community Panel, along with these amazing women: […]

On May 17, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Travel, by juliejulie

How to ride a bike: newbie tips and tricks for triathlons and bike races


I learned to ride a bike when I as five, but I just unlearned most of it on Friday, after my first triathlon bike race lesson from Coach Robin. They say you never forget how to ride a bike, but maybe they’re not Iron Girl triathletes or bike racers? I was a little scared to […]

On May 15, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

Why Yoga Makes Me Cry


In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a journey this past year. We moved. Twice. So there’s that. I helped the family get settled, and now I’m networking my way into a new community for work, finding old friends and making new ones, and starting the Chubby Mommy Running Club in […]

On May 14, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Hanging out with Triathlon Geeks: How to get your neighbor to change out your bike pedals!


This is Scott. He’s an IronMan. He’s also my friendly neighbor. He’s also the one who told me I should do a Triathlon, and introduced me to Robin over at Every Mom to Iron Mom. She coaches his Master’s Swim class, and he figured she could coach me to try something  I’d never even dreamed […]

On May 8, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

How to put on a wet suit: Triathlon Training Workshop


Fifteen fabulous people showed up to our Triathlon Training Workshop at Just Breathe Movement Studio today to talk about the upcoming Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon in Portland, OR on June 26th. Coach Robin of Every Mom to Iron Mom, the vetran Triathlete of the group (she’s been doing triathlons since the 1980’s!) talked us through the gear, […]

On May 8, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Francine the Mannequin, Triathlon, by juliejulie
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