Life After Five
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Add a little normal in.

It’s 6:22am and I am at Starbucks. Why, you might ask? Because I realized it was important for my relationship for me to be at Starbucks at 6:22am. Huh? In Minneapolis, Twitter Guy and I ate breakfast together almost ever...

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Feeling Healthy, Finally!

Coming from someone who has lost nearly 100 lbs in the last 18 months, you might be surprised to hear that for the last couple of months, I really haven’t felt “healthy.” In the past three months, I’ve d...

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Don’t Settle

As little girls, when we pick up a flower like the one above, somewhere along the lines, we’re taught to pick the petals and say, “He loves me. He loves me not.” Hoping the whole time that the last flower prov...


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Fat is a Four Letter Word!

The word disgusts me, even today. Fat. Because, you see, I think it’s safe to say I was never skin and bones. No one ever called me “skinny” as a child. And it just got worse as I became an adult. But this wee...

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TC 10 Mile Race Recap

Well, I’m alive. So I guess that means I made it through my first 10 miler! And I suppose the fact that I’m calling it my first 10 miler means I’m not hurting enough to rule out the possibility of another! Ove...

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Running Highlights – and soon to be 10 Mile Race

After months of training and anticipation, and really – nearly 10 months of leading up to this. The date is almost here! THE TC 10 MILE IS SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY! Sunday, I ran my last long training run of 8 miles –...


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Downsizing

In last month’s O Magazine, Martha Beck (my absolute favorite writer) wrote an article called “The Joy Dividend.” In it, she broke down shopping and money into I need it and I LOVE it I don’t need it, bu...

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Being in "Work Mode"

It’s often hard to find a balance between work and home, but regardless of balance, one of the most difficult things for women to do it to make the transition from “work mode” to “non-work mode.” C...

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Infomercials, Really?

Prior to losing the 90ish pounds I’ve lost since last February, I had been on every “diet” known to man. If it was on an infomercial, between my mother and I, we’d bought it. The “think yourself th...


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Tigers in the Mind

I’m reading what I will call the world’s most mind-blowing book right now. “Women, Food and God.” I’m going through it slowly, because I literally cannot read a chapter without having to put the bo...