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Boost It with Blueberries {Recipe: Secret Ingredient Oatmeal}

I thought about going back through my past 6 1/2 years of blog posts to count how many times I brought up the fact that I was trying to lose weight, or struggling with my weight, etc. But then I knew that it would just be “a lot” and decided to go with that. It’s […]

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Sick? What to Do, What to Do?

    This is the final post of a four part series on health and staying well, sponsored by PediaCare®.  When my kids get sick, they go down hard and fast… there is no easing into it. One day they’re fine, the next they are down for the count. I’ll admit, I love having my […]

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5 Ways to Make Staying Healthy Fun

I have a skill I think most moms have… I can tell when my kids are coming down with something simply by the way they behave. Things like extra cranky moods, taking a nap in the middle of the day when they don’t normally nap, and coming around for extra snuggles are sure fire signs […]

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Red Faced Runners Spotlight

Real Talk: Health and Red Faced Running

A feeling of pure happiness washes over me every time I see the photo above. Then, at some point, that happiness turns to disappointment and shame. You see, that was probably one of the happiest “regular” days of my life. My husband and I were in Park City, Utah on a little getaway. I was […]

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A Happy and Healthy New Year

The promise of a new dog was under the Christmas tree… something my kids have been begging for for years. My kids came downstairs on Christmas morning and their response to the news of our new family member was underwhelming. It was then, combined with the fact that it was the first Christmas in which […]

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Sidelined to Share An Exciting Announcement #RFR5K

2 weeks ago I shared a post introducing you to The Red Faced Runners. So many of you have joined in the #RFR5K challenge, sharing your red faces with us and motivating us along the way. Well, I am excited to share that because of the overwhelming response from others, we decided The Red Faced […]

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Let’s Run – A 5K Group Readers Challenge (5K Training Tips)

I started training to run a 5K back in mid January. Mid-January I went from being pretty much sedentary, to getting my body moving. During my training I learned all about pace, heart rate, strengthening your core, etc. I worked hard, lost weight, gained energy and confidence and felt better about myself than I honestly […]

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The Runner’s Diet {Recipe: Spring Salad with Orange Vinaigrette}

In 80 days, I’ll be running my first 5K – not walking, but R-U-N-N-I-N-G. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve officially gotten off my sedentary butt and have taken to going to the gym 4-5 times a week since the new year. I have also been exercising at home on my off days. I’m working with a […]

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