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 […]

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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 […]

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On April 21, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, Fitness Adventures, Triathlon, by juliejulie

How to Change a Flat Tire (and when to call Les Schwab for help!)

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I forgot to share the flat tire video! And yes, this is about a real flat tire on a real car, not a code phrase for a hot new liposuction procedure targeted at middle aged moms who are sick of running and eating vegetables instead of sleeping and eating cupcakes all day. Not that I know […]

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On April 20, 2011, in Humor, 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 […]

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On April 16, 2011, in Fitness Adventures, Health and Wellness, Running, Triathlon, by juliejulie

No more diets: How one mom finally broke up with her scale

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This guest post, by my running partner, Rebekah, made me question my own continued love/hate relationship with my bathroom scale. I pretend I don’t care about the numbers, even when my jeans are getting lose, I’ve lost almost 20 pounds, and I just.ran.12.miles! But alas, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. Rebekah is […]

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On April 13, 2011, in Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Marathon Training: How I ran 11 miles using Chi and Gatorade

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More on my California adventures to BlogHerBET in a bit, but did I mention I ran 11 miles for my Eugene Half Marathon training on Sunday? Well I did, with a little help from Gatorade, the Chi Running techniques I learned from Keith’s workshop, and the encouragement of Rebekah and new friends we met at […]

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On March 31, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Lunch at Apple’s Cafeteria in Cupertino

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I ate lunch at Apple last week when I was in Cupertino, on my way down to BlogHerBET, and I have the video to prove it. This is my review of Apple’s Cafeteria, and their employees. I got to meet Alejandro, the chef who makes the world famous KH Toast my friend Kristin invented. He has […]

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On March 30, 2011, in Food, Travel, by juliejulie

Scotch Tasting with the H&R Block Guy in California

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Lining up for free drinks: The Spirit Mistress, Kristin, the cute waiter, and me! I drove to California last Wednesday to attend the BlogHerBET Women’s Entrepreneur Conference in Santa Clara, and to see my friend Kristin. Because I needed an adventure, and apparently driving 1200 miles in four days, through snow, sleet, and hurricane-like wind …

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On March 29, 2011, in 1, by juliejulie

High 10: How my running partner ran 10 miles without me

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I’m a long run dropout. Alas dear loyal readers and cheerleaders, I must confess, I did not make my 10 mile goal this weekend for my Half Marathon training schedule. But my running partner Rebekah did, so Yay her! I truly am pleased as punch for her, and proud too. I wish I could say […]

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On March 14, 2011, in Running, by juliejulie

Let’s go to the movies: “My Run” movie screening March 31st, nationwide

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The “My Run” movie is about a guy named Terry Hitchcock age 57, who ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to help spread awareness for breast cancer. It’s playing in movie theaters nationwide for one night only, on March 31st, 2011. I’m going, and I hope you do to! You can find the […]

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On March 13, 2011, in Club Meetups and News, by juliejulie
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