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January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

My whirlwind life wound down a bit in December, so I took the lull as an opportunity to get back in the fitness habit.  But, I’m a runner, and I’m allergic to the cold, so winter is hard on me. I decided to do a different workout each day in January to keep things interesting. I posted on Facebook as asked folks to tell me their favorite workout. I got a huge response with lots … Read entire article »

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Family-Friendly Fitness Events

Family-Friendly Fitness Events

Spring is near, and that means more time outside!  Now is also a great time to make good on those health-related new year’s resolutions.  And of course, the family that plays together stays together.  Ok, if those cliches aren’t enough to motivate you to get out and exercise with your family, here are some truly good reasons – Family-Friendly Fitness Events happening and around Central Arkansas! Kidsfest Superhero Race – March 31 @Simon Park in Downtown … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood, Things to Do in Central Arkansas

Resolutions: Eat, Play, Write, Play Some More

The first day of the new year is coming to a close.  We’ve already said goodbye to 2009.  I hope that you are as excited as I am about the promise of this new year. As that Semisonic song goes, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Normally I am not one to put big stock in New Year’s Resolutions.  However, this year I have some very real goals that I plan to make good on.  I think having this blog to write these goals in actually helped me to think harder about what my goals should be.  Plus, I recently learned that you are 10% more likely to reach a goal if you share that goal with someone else.  So, now you can all hold me accountable. … Read entire article »

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Arkansas Race for the Cure 2009

Last weekend I ran in my second Komen Race for the Cure 5k.  I fell in love with this event last year – there is just something so electrical about 45,000 women gathered in one place, for one cause, with one purpose.  There are men and children there too, but it is the girl power that I especially feed off of.  This year, this was doubly true, as I fed off of the girl power of the entire crowd, but also of one specific girl in particular that I did not expect. I challenged myself to run the 5k in less than 27 minutes, knowing that it would motivate me for training and also get me a spot closer to the starting line (faster runners wear colored race numbers that gain … Read entire article »

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Race for the Cure

We’ve been living in Little Rock for nearly a year now, a fact that is made obvious by the repetition of some yearly events in the same setting.  At the end of August, my daughter Carina will turn three.  We’ll celebrate with a party at our house.  Her second birthday a year ago was the first party we had in our new home.  Like all parents, I am amazed by and proud of the growth and development my baby, nay toddler, nay little big person has achieved over the past year. I’m also gearing up for this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which was the first large event I experienced in downtown Little Rock last fall. To call it a “large event” is an understatement. It was probably … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fitness, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood