4Runners

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Last night was one of those teary eyed, proud mama moments as my boys crossed the finish line in their first competitive race. There was community event last night for a 1 mile cross country course (in the rain, which they didn’t mind a bit). We didn’t know what to expect as far as participation …

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My Favorite Cookbooks for Answering the “What’s For Dinner?” Question

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I LOVE cookbooks!  I especially love when the author shares the stories behind the recipe, the traditions around their table, how they enjoy the meal, etc. Some of my favorites for this have been Pioneer Woman’s and Shauna Niequists‘ cookbooks. It’s so much more than just ingredients, it’s like sharing the table with them. On …

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Snake Oils? A Dude’s Perspective on Essential Oils

  A year ago, I made fun of Jen’s “Snake Oils“. Today, I use them literally daily. When I am wrong, I am wrong.  I’m man enough to admit it. I was honestly the biggest skeptic around when we started this stuff.  Jen was trying it, and I was laughing at her.  Honestly, I owe …

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Protected: Medicine Cabinet Purge: How I Threw Away An Entire Trash Bag of OTCs and Personal Care Products

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Healthy Homemade Lemon Hummus

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Welcome to the second stop on the second day of the Essentially Summer Recipe Tour! If you are coming over from The Pennington Point, welcome! Lisa is sharing a delicious recipe for guacamole using Lime essential oil. You should definitely check it out! I hadn’t really considered making homemade hummus. Little did I know what I was …

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Lacing Up the Running Shoes Again…

Sunday I laced up my running shoes again.  It was time to finally get moving and get some of my endurance back. In the early winter, I was running 2 miles without dying, and starting to finally find some enjoyment in running.  Starting over isn’t easy to say the least.  I’m back to running/walking in …

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What I’m Running From…

I’m about six months now into this running journey.  I started off kicking and screaming, and sometimes I still want to quit and hang up my sneakers.  Running is hard for me both physically and mentally. I keep waiting for the battle to subside, but I continue to persevere through the pain and the part …

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5 Ways I Plan on Keeping My Fitness Goals in 2013

{Let’s hope in December I’m nodding my head reading through these, feeling healthier, stronger, and more confident than my 2012 self. } I haven’t been through several years of consistently working out like my mentor and inspiration, who happens to be my husband.  However, I’ve been at the gym a little longer than the New …

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