How Runners Propose

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Have you seen the news article on BBC about the man who mapped his run to spell out “Will you marry me”? He posted the run on Facebook and went home with a ring to check her answer. I’ve also seen marriage vows at the start of a race. The bride and groom run together to their cake at the end of the race. Sounds romantic to you? Share your stories here! Related posts: The … Continue reading

Use a Fast as a Diet?

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Instead of dieting everyday, have you ever considering fasting weekly? It may not be as crazy as it sounds. A recent study said that it could be a healthy way to go. I have always played with fasting. I enjoy it especially after holidays and vacations when I feel like I have overindulged and left some of my healthy eating habits behind. But after reading Dr. Weil’s book, I started fasting more regularly. But I … Continue reading

The More You Run, the Sooner It’s Done

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Some people are born runners. Others are not. I fall firmly into the later category. I love triathlons for the swimming and cycling that keep me from having to do too much running in a long race. So, my mantra for running is: the more I run, the sooner I’ll be done. This mantra really helps me when I’m tired after the first two events and feel like walking. Actually, it helps me in runs … Continue reading

Inspired by Oprah

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My grandmother in heaven was smiling at me a few weeks as I attended Oprah’s Live the Life You Want weekend. She could never miss an episode of Oprah. Oprah was her expert for everything (and she never got to see Oprah in person), so I was thinking about her often as I attended Saturday’s all-day inspirational workshop. The weekend opened with Deepak Chopra and a grounding meditation. He reminded us that we see the … Continue reading

Trying the Tri Again

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If you read my posts last year, Sari to Tri, you know that triathlons is a family-sport for us. My MIL proved it again by competing in her first open water sprint triathlon. She completed it in 1:48! The cut-off time was 1:50, so improving by several minutes was necessary for her not to be DQed. By completing it in time, she got 2nd place. 1st place was running right beside her and finished only … Continue reading

Not a Dr. Oz Fan, But…

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I’m not a Dr. Oz fan. It probably started when he sounded like a mouthpiece for the AMA trying to scare everyone about the dangers of raw milk. He talked about the dangers without talking about the problems of pasteurized milk and why raw milk is supposed to be healthier. He also didn’t concede that raw milk producers who are licensed by the state have to go through a lot more testing and keep cleaner … Continue reading

Glow Run: A family motivator

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A glow run is a great way to motivate the family to move. My family just did a night-time 5k glow run. It gave the children a reason to run 3 miles. My older child is 7, and my younger turned 6 just before the race. We started training about 5 weeks before the race date. The first week, the kids ran 1.5 miles. The next week 2 miles. Then, we increased gradually after that. They … Continue reading

Allergies: Genetic or Environment?

HaveMatWillTri.com: Where do allergies come from?
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Where do allergies come from? New studies have some answers… My husband only recently developed environmental allergies. He blames it on me, calling them sympathy allergies, kind of like sympathy pregnancy pains & cravings. Well, we know that isn’t true (his are developed over time to allergen exposure), but I have considered the fact that I have a lot of allergies, a reason that my son has allergies, especially food allergies. Researchers have found that … Continue reading