Francine the Mannequin

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

Go for a Quickie: from Desk to 4K in 25 minutes, or Less!


Many things conspired to shut my running window today. As usual. But the cool autumn sunshine was streaming through the glass, onto my desk. It kept tickling my brain with promises and light. “Come outside with me,” it whispered. “Hurry, hurry, I’ll be gone before you know it…” You can’t argue with the sun. Right? […]

On October 19, 2010, in Francine the Mannequin, Running, by juliejulie

Favorite Posts


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 […]

@juliejulie. Mannequin. Vegas. U2.


This doesn’t have anything to do with being chubby, a mommy, or running. This is just me being weird, scoring some great tickets to U2 in Vegas, putting my mannequin on an airplane, and making my best friend come along for the ride. I wrote a story about the Francine goes to Vegas adventure a […]

On April 6, 2010, in Francine the Mannequin, Humor, Middle-aged Angst, Travel, by juliejulie

Back in the Groove. Sort of.


After a lazy month of sporadic running due to “I can’t go running today” excuses involving the snow and ice, the sun came out and I finally got back in the groove, and went four times last week. Four days of running in a week is enough to make me feel like a runner again, […]

On February 6, 2010, in Francine the Mannequin, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

The New Video


Just in case you didn’t see this in all the usual places, here’s Francine the Mannequin’s newest video at Twist Pop Media. thanks for all your support!

On February 2, 2010, in Francine the Mannequin, Humor, by juliejulie

Francine Twist Video Screening


Francine Twist, the renown model/mannequin/ actress from Twist Pop Media will be making her film debut this Tuesday night at Velvet in downtown Bend, Oregon. She’ll be available in the lobby for pictures. She can’t sign autographs, since she doesn’t have hands, sorry. The films are short (1-2 minutes each) and we’ll show them throughout […]

On January 24, 2010, in Club Meetups and News, Francine the Mannequin, by juliejulie

Karaoke with The Mannequin


(Downtown Bend, OR) Bo Restobar, in association with A Fine Note Karaoke Too! and Twist Pop Media announces the guest appearance of renowned mannequin, actress, and chanteuse, Francine Twist at Bo Restobar on Saturday, January 9th at 8:00 p.m.. Francine will be performing some of her favorite karaoke songs, accompanied by Jackie Johnson of A […]

On January 8, 2010, in Francine the Mannequin, by juliejulie

Ready to Ride: Francine’s First Snow Storm


As many of you know, Francine grew up in Los Angeles, and then spent many years stuck in a back room in Springfield, Oregon. Today, we are having a blizzard in Bend, and it occurred to me that she’s never seen snow. I figured I’d better let her experience it, since there is talk of […]

On December 6, 2009, in Fitness Adventures, Francine the Mannequin, Humor, by juliejulie

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