Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fifty Shades of Mud: My Rugged Maniac Race Report

The Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race AKA Mud, Mud, Hills, and Mud Crawling in mud on my hands and knees while ducking under barbed wire on a chilly Massachusetts morning isn’t usually my idea of fun, but it turned out … Continue reading

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Life’s Experiments: Send me your postcard

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard about how you have pushed yourself out of your comfort zone.} “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” –Ralph … Continue reading

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Sure, it’s no leg lamp

Sure, it’s no leg lamp, but… “It’s a major award!” I am the proud recipient of the Mike Award, given to recognize perseverance in the spirit of Mike the Headless Chicken. You can’t make this stuff up.

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How to Train for a Race Like It’s a Video Game

  I have made some progress since I set out in May to train for the Rugged Maniac, but I have had a variety of setbacks too — injuries, accidents, heat waves, traveling, being barely able to walk after Mount … Continue reading

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Product Review: Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner

Disclosure: I received compensation to review this product. The opinions expressed are my own. — This summer I have been very active outdoors. I have been playing tennis in the hot and humid conditions of August in Connecticut, swimming in … Continue reading

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End of Summer at the US Open

Even though I am always sad about the end of summer, going to the US Open in New York on Sunday was the perfect way to end it. I took the train in with my family, and we saw a … Continue reading

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