Running Hills: Kicking butt and my short-lived advantage

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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, […]

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On July 11, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

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

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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 KayakNature.com

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

The Mysterious Missing Nutella: a Costco Story

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I had to go to Costco last week. We were out of toilet paper. For real. We were down to the six pack of State Farm branded mini tissues I snagged from my Eugene Half Marathon goodie bag, and put in the bathroom for emergencies (okay, seriously, they are good neighbors!) I couldn’t wait another day. […]

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On June 29, 2011, in Family, Food, Humor, by juliejulie

How Peanut M&M’s saved my life so I could see Johnny Depp

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We aren’t buying snacks at the movie theater, I told the kids before we left for Pirates of the Caribbean. Too expensive, and we don’t need all that junk food. I hardly ever eat sugar any more, since I started the Paleo Diet, so we have less junk food in the house. Sometimes the kids get […]

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On June 19, 2011, in Food, Running, by juliejulie

I Took Pink High Heels to San Francisco: Pier 39, China Town and a U2 Concert

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I took the Pink Oh! Shoes on an adventure in San Francisco last week. We also went to the U2 concert in Oakland, where my friends from the Moonalice Band opened the show, and I met fellow Tribe members in real life, and affirmed that Oh! Shoes were made for walking, touring and dancing. Yes, […]

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On June 14, 2011, in Fashion, Middle-aged Angst, Sponsors, Travel, by juliejulie

Visiting the Healthy, Sexy Shoe Warehouse: Rows and Rows of Oh!

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Yes, I did drive 100 miles to try on purple suede heels, pink python flats, and metallic platform sandals. Duh, who wouldn’t? So here’s my journey to the Oh! Shoes Warehouse, to pick up some happiness for my feet. I took the shoes to San Francisco, and I’ll tell you all about that next. Yes, […]

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On June 13, 2011, in 1, by juliejulie

U2 Concert in Oakland: I was this close to The Edge!

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I have climbed the highest mountain. I have run through the fields. Only to be with you. Only to be with you. I have run – I have crawled. I have scaled these city walls, only to be with you. And I did it all wearing the pink Oh! shoe! I think I just found what […]

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On June 10, 2011, in Sponsors, Travel, by juliejulie

U2, Moonalice and taking the Pink Oh! Shoe to San Francisco

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I’m going to San Francisco tomorrow, and to the Moonalice concert in Oakland. They’re opening for That Irish Band. You know, that band with those guys who have funny nick names? Bono. The Edge. Adam. Larry. Yeah, them. And I’m taking Alana, the Pink Oh! Shoe with me, because she needs to experience music, and […]

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On June 7, 2011, in Sponsors, Travel, by juliejulie

How to kill a spider – accidentally. Sorry Buddha!

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“Mom, can you kill something for me?” he said. “No, but maybe your sister can help,” I said. She is great at saving spiders and creepy crawly things. She always has been. “But I want it dead,” he said, “so it doesn’t come back in the house again.” “But it would hurt Buddha’s feelings,” I […]

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On June 6, 2011, in Family, by juliejulie

The Accidental Athlete without a Race: how many points for showing up?

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Here’s me, this morning, at 5:40 a.m. Outside. By a pool. That I know I’m going to have to jump into. Because this is what athletes do, apparently. They get up early and swim in the cool air, and they go running in the rain, and they ride bikes faster than they need to, even […]

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On June 2, 2011, in Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie
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