Couch to Half Marathon Training: Week 5

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I’m currently training for my third half marathon but I am starting all over with running after taking a long break to heal from some injuries.  My couch to half marathon training lasts for twenty weeks I’m posting weekly updates every Monday to keep me accountable.  Follow along to see … Continue reading

Couch to Half Marathon Training: Week 4

I’m currently training for my third half marathon but I am starting all over with running after taking a long break to heal from some injuries.  My couch to half marathon training lasts for twenty weeks I’m posting weekly updates every Monday to keep me accountable.  Follow along to see … Continue reading

Couch to Half Marathon Training Week 3

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I’m currently training for my third half marathon but I am starting all over with running after taking a long break to heal from some injuries.  My couch to half marathon training lasts for twenty weeks I’m posting weekly updates every Monday to keep me accountable.  Follow along to see … Continue reading

Book Review: Lighten Up, Y’all by Virginia Willis

I grew up in the deep south and it’s no secret that Southern food is notoriously unhealthy.  Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, homemade biscuits.  We even fry our vegetables—really, there is no vegetable dish than can compare to a hot, deep fried okra.  Some of my favorite southern recipes come from … Continue reading

27 Years and Counting: My New Kids on the Block Obsession

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Picture it:  eastern North Carolina, 1988.  I’m eleven years old and enjoying the local radio station’s Hot 9 at 9 as I thumb through my new copy of TigerBeat. My stuffed animals are carefully arranged on my bed as I lie down and look up at my glossy poster of … Continue reading

Book Review: Who’s the New Kid? by Heidi Bond

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I happened to find the book  Who’s The New Kid?:  How an Ordinary Mom Helped Her Daughter Overcome Childhood Obesity–and How You Can Too by Heidi Bond while browsing the new non-fiction section of the library last week.  I checked it out and had read the entire book by 10pm that night. … Continue reading