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Sprint Triathlon Training: Week 10

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I saw this list on a great local health and fitness blog, Everyday Glow, which is part of the bigger movement For the Glow. I wanted to share it during the last few weeks of our training because, to me, this is where the preparation has transitioned from something that I do to something that [...]

Friday Find

see the light in others

Hello everybody, happy Friday! Some weeks feel more like a right of passage to this day than others, don't they? This weekend, I'm going to dinner with a new friend, and to the movies with some oldies but goodies. Maybe even a hike or picnic if the weather is nice. What are you up to? [...]

Unbelievable Photos of Actual Places

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Doesn't it feel like time for a getaway? I saw these incredible shots of actual places from around the world, and couldn't help but start dreaming of seeing them in person. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of city life, it's easy to forget that we live on such an incredible planet, with so many [...]

Garlic Shrimp

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Oh heeey light summer dinners. We're officially at the time of year when the nights are warm, the days are long, and an ideal dinner is one that lets us spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside enjoying this beautiful season. Enter: the easiest ever garlic shrimp. But not just any garlic [...]

One New Thing: Seattle Kayaking

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This past weekend, a group of friends and I went kayaking through the Puget Sound. We rented a few kayaks through Northwest Outdoor Center, and set sail past Gas Works Park, through the Montlake Bridge, all the way to the University of Washington Arboretum full of lily pads, wooden bridges and baby ducklings. No joke; [...]

Sprint Triathlon Training: Week 9

sprint triathlon training week 9

Hi all; I hope you had a wonderful start to summer this past weekend! We've officially got one month left of training, and if you're like me, new music can do wonders for stamina and enjoyment levels on these longer workouts. I recruited a few of my best girlfriends (including this gal) to provide a [...]

Friday Find

blind pilot get it out

It was a wild idea to start, A drip on the head got it wet in the heart... Blind Pilot's 'Get it Out'. What are you up to this weekend? I'm grabbing happy hour with friends tonight, then going kayaking and packing along a picnic tomorrow morning. Later that afternoon, I hope to catch a [...]

The Hell Yeah Philosophy

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I have adopted a new philosophy as of late, and it came from reading this blog post by entrepreneur Derek Sivers. An excerpt: When deciding whether to commit to something, if I feel anything less than, “Wow! That would be amazing! Absolutely! Hell yeah!” -- then my answer is no. When you say no to [...]

Summer Activities

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I’ve been talking about summer for a while, but it’s finally *finally* almost here. This Saturday marks the first day, and weather permitting, I’m going kayaking to celebrate. I love the start of new seasons because it seems like an opportunity to fully appreciate what each one has to offer. In the spirit of making [...]

Coconut Macaroons

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Father's Day and my sister's birthday landed on the same day this year, so we all gathered at my parents' house for an afternoon of visiting and eating dessert. Instead of presents, my dad always requests a card and cookies -- his favorite being coconut macaroons. I used this recipe on AllRecipes.com. It's the most [...]