Feb

18

Self-medicating with chocolate

  It’s snowing in Chicago. Again. I’m sorry, I’m sure this news is boring you. It’s certainly boring me. Well, not so much boring as making me horribly depressed and unmotivated. Sigh. I did just get back from vacation to a very warm location: the Philippines. It was 80+ degrees and the feeling of the […]

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Jan

03

Fresh Start

Here I sit with a glass of champagne, still carbonated though we opened it almost 48 hours ago. What? It would be a shame to pour it out. Why do we even have left over Champagne? I don’t know! I mean, we had plenty to celebrate–JB proposed! It was a perfect way to ring in […]

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Jul

25

Pink Grapefruit Mojito Mocktail

Before you get too excited, this is a recipe for a virgin cocktail–a mocktail, if you will. Hey, I love booze as much as the next person, and that is what get’s me in trouble. Not in the literal sense, at least not any more. I’d like to think that I’ve matured at bit. (Except […]

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Jul

16

Interview with Beth Shutt,
Professional Triathlete

Beth Shutt and I have known each other for several years–as internet friends! Although we have never met in person, I have had the pleasure of watching her athletic career skyrocket via social media. Racing for the second year as a professional triathlete, her most recent accomplishment was finishing 5th pro at Ironman Muncie 70.3. […]

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Jun

19

Banana Bread Recovery Smoothie

Saturday’s training ride was pretty epic. A good group of us headed out under cloudy, but dry, skies—that was, until about 10 miles into the ride when it began to spit on us. By mile 15, it was a full on shower with temperatures dropping. It was messy. It was sloppy. When the rain did […]

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