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Sprint Triathlon Training: Week 4

sprint triathlon week 4

Here we go into week 4 of training for a summer sprint triathlon. We are about a third of the way there at this point -- hard to believe, right?! My observations from last week: Biggest breakthrough. Experts say it takes about three weeks to form a habit, and I'd say I definitely felt the [...]

Friday Find

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Mary Oliver has always been one of my very favorite poets. I love her sense of freedom, delight and wonder. Perhaps one of my very favorite quotes of hers is the one she begs in this poem: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? This weekend, [...]

Versatile Blogger Award

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Last week, I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Loulou of Confetti Blues. It's equal parts surprising, humbling and awesome (!) to hear from readers I've never met, in cities across the country and beyond. The Versatile Blogger Award is an ongoing chain of nominations from bloggers who recommend one another's work. Since [...]

Group Dinner Idea: Waffle Bar

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When my sister and I were younger, my dad would take us out to breakfast and let us pick any item our little hearts desired. She and I would scan the menu each time, but inevitably settle on splitting the king of all breakfasts: the Belgian waffle, overflowing with strawberries and whipped cream. It may [...]

Bird’s Eye View of Seattle

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Last weekend, one of my friends was in town from New York City. We ventured to all the spots any good tourist goes in Seattle -- Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Green Lake Park -- and added one more to the list that I'd never been to before: the Columbia Tower. The building is [...]

Spring Style

spring style

Spring is in full swing now in Seattle, and all I can think about lately are sunny days, rooftop bubbly with girlfriends, and outdoor walks along the water. To celebrate the suddenly warmer days, here are a few of my favorite spring picks from around the web: 1. Nautical bikini for beach days. 2. Cute [...]

Sprint Triathlon Training: Week 3

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This week is about those days when you really, for no good reason at all, don’t want to keep going, but know you should. Because I had one of those days this week. And in the midst of my internal debate about how to possibly keep moving (melodramatic much) I realized that I have a [...]

Friday Find

back in the world

When a song causes 10+ replays within day one of hearing it, it makes this post. David Gray's 'Back in the World.' P.S. My other favorite David Gray songs.

Group Dinner Idea: Baked Potato Bar

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I have a vision -- and it involves plenty of carbs, bacon, cheese, sour cream, onion, and tomatoes. I present to you: a baked potato bar. Disclaimer: I didn't say this was my lightest vision, ok. : ) This is a group dinner idea that I have been dying to try for quite some time, [...]

100 Days

100 days

Have you seen Give it 100? On the website, people upload videos of themselves practicing something new for 100 days. The progress and transformations are truly fascinating. I love the description on the website: It's about having a dream and not knowing how to get there - but starting anyway. When you watch someone perform [...]