Fitness Adventures

Swim Golf and Zen: How a Swim Coach Improved Me

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My new trainer, IronMom Robin, told me to meet her at the pool the other day. The outside pool. So I whined because it was about 58 degrees, which seems too cold for hanging out at the pool. But then she chirped “oh, you’ll be warm in the water, don’t worry!” So of course I […]

On October 18, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Proud to Hit Like a Girl! Boxing with IronMom Robin

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My new trainer Robin is an IronMom. Like, for real. She’s tough, and I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley. But if I had to be in a dark alley, I’d want to have her with me, to beat up the bad guys. I’m scared to death of dark alleys, though, so […]

On October 13, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Fat Woman on the Mountain – the Life, the Book, the Reality Show

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I met Kara Richardson Whitely at the FitBloggin 10 conference last spring in Baltimore. She told me about how climbing mountains changed her life. In December of 1996, she weight 360 pounds. She dreamed of climbing mountains, she said, but she was lost in her own body. And then, she wrote down what she wanted […]

On September 23, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

IronMom & @juliejulie in a swimsuit = Accidental Chubby Mommy Ironwoman?

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I think I just got hijacked. My friend Scott, the Ironman, told me to meet him at the pool last night, where he introduced me to Robin, who’s a Triathlon coach, and writes the IronMom blog. And then she told me she loves my blog and wants to train me. For a triathlon. As in, […]

On September 21, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Pee-Wee Herman, @juliejulie and the Beaver Freezer Tri Adventure, Part 2

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Remember when my friend Scott, the Ironman, told me I was going to train for a mini-triathlon called The Beaver Freezer? Yeah, I’m trying to forget too. It should come as no surprise to any of us that Scott’s a mechanical engineer. The problem with guys like Scott is they’re tenacious and they don’t forget […]

On September 20, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

“Run Like a Mother” at the Eugene Women’s Half, the Movie

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More fun at the Eugene Women’s Half: Some of you may remember when I had tea with Sarah Bowen Shea back in Bend, OR. She’s a writer and a runner and a mom. And a marathoner. And she wrote a book, “Run Like a Mother” with her fellow Runner’s World writer, Dimity McDowell. And now […]

On September 10, 2010, in Club Meetups and News, Fitness Adventures, Running, by juliejulie

Chubby Mommy Runner Trains for the Beaver Freezer Sprint

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Dear Julie: It was so nice to talk to you last night. I’m very excited about us working together to achieve your goals of qualifying for and racing the Ironman World Championships in Kona next year! I’ll be in Kona in a couple of weeks and I’ll be sure to check out the course for […]

On August 20, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Swimming with My Eyes Closed

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Besides the not-being-able-to-breathe-under-water thing, swimming can be pretty relaxing. It’s just me and the water and my breath, and the muffled sound of my own splashing. Without any extra outside sounds to distract me, I start noticing how much my mind wanders through and around all the conversations I have with myself. Today I was […]

On July 27, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, Humor, by juliejulie

When BFF’s Go Bad: Working Out with Hot-Body Friends

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Marcia swears I laughed at her when she tripped in the hallway at Jefferson Jr. High and broke her arm back in 1978. I was laughing with her, in that hey-did-you-see-that-guy-slip-on-the-banana-peel? way, it’s just she didn’t know it because she was trying not to cry. And there was no banana. So now that we’re grown-ups […]

On July 7, 2010, in Fitness Adventures, by juliejulie

Favorite Posts

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I know some of you are new, and since I ported over to WordPress, I have not tagged my posts to make it easier to search by subject.  So, here are a few reader favorites, by category. General Ridiculousness: Cooking with @juliejulie and the ShakeWeight – Just because someone had to do it! Traveling to […]

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