Monthly Archives: July 2011

Giant Eagle Multisport 5K 2011 Race Report

Date: July 31, 2011 Location: Columbus, OH Distance: 3.1 miles Time: 36:46 (PR!!) Gimmick: It’s basically a BIG party for triathletes.  And Giant Eagle employees. Woah. Would you believe me if I told you that I woke up incredibly sick … Continue reading

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Five Reasons I Love Myself (really, I’m only allowed to pick five?)

Sarah tagged me to post 5 things I love about myself. I don’t know if you guys know this, but besides my weight, I’m a really big fan of myself. My dad recently accused me of having hating myself and … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Wednesday #4 and what I learned about good running form

Weight: 215.8 lb (-1.2 lbs this week, -10.2 lbs total) I officially require a belt unless I’m going to invest in coin-slot cream.  Also, I finally felt confident enough to wear a babydoll tee.  It’s been in my closet forever, … Continue reading

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7 Links (Does this make anyone else think of sausage?)

I hadn’t heard of this until Kara tagged me and then Michelle tagged me while this was still sitting in my drafts.  And now I feel like I should go eat some sausage links or something (sidenote: I just discovered … Continue reading

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Q(ampersand)A, fro-yo, and a blogger meet-up

Did you know the & sign is called an ampersand? That’s one of my favorite random facts. elohorn asked me about the importance of potassium. Potassium is an ESSENTIAL ion to body function! The first step in cellular muscle contraction … Continue reading

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Wellness in the Woods 2 miler 2011 Race Report

Date: July 24, 2011 Location: Scioto-Audubon Park, Columbus, OH Distance: 2 miles Time: 25:18 Gimmick: Something to do with green living?  The race sponsor, Greenswell, says this race series is to “showcase the wellness activities at your Metro Parks.”  It worked, … Continue reading

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In defense of salt (why you need more than just water on a long run)

I’ve been getting A LOT of questions lately about sodium and hyponatremia, so I wrote something up on the subject: Hyponatremia, a drop in sodium levels, can occur due to the loss of sodium and chloride during extreme sweating (sodium, … Continue reading

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