Fitness Adventures

Win an Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon Race Entry!

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Every Mom to Iron Mom’s Coach Robin and I are partnering up with the fabulous people at Iron Girl to give away a free race entry to a Sprint Triathlon! A Sprint is much less scary than a full triathlon, just so you know. We’ll be doing a half mile swim, a 22 mile bike […]

On May 6, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Running, by juliejulie

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

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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!

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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

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

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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

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

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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!

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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

Kick Boxing with Hilary Swank and Black Eyed Peas: My Boom Boom Pow Moment

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I went to Robin’s kick boxing class again tonight. I taped up my bloody knuckles, put on some gloves, and hit the bag with some left hooks, right hooks, jabs and pivot kicks. And I learned some super duper fancy footwork, to boot. Okay, I used a Band Aid and they were just little scabs […]

On November 9, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

How to be a Kickboxer: a Wimp’s Guide to Toughness Part 1

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Get Fit. Burn fat. Get lean. Learn Self-Defense. These are the things Robin at Every Mom to Iron Mom promised me from my first Kickboxing class last night. I was expecting the fitness benefits, I was not expecting how much I’d enjoy the Self-Defense part. It feels good to land a punch on a real bag. […]

On November 2, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Family Fitness Fun: We’re Going to the Y-M-C-A!

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I signed up the whole family for a YMCA membership the other day. Call it a preemptive post- Halloween fallout maneuver, if you must. I call it a practical rally for physical and mental sanity. The gray rain is starting to get me down already, and despite our best efforts, our family tends to sit around […]

On October 30, 2010, in Family, Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Chubby Mommy Runner Joins University of Oregon’s Track Team

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Okay, so maybe I’m not officially on the team, and maybe I just saw them in the parking lot up at Hendrick’s Park in Eugene after my walk, and, I admit I can’t run quite as fast as any of them (since we all know U 0f O has one of the best track programs […]

On October 23, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, Humor, Running, by juliejulie
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