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Month: April 2014

Adventures in Donut Making

Adventures in Donut Making

I tasted my first donut at the age of 26 when I came to this country. There was a Krispy Kreme near my grad school and I went there with my classmates. I remember asking what type I should get for my first donut and got a glazed donut. I remember almost gagging on it with the sweetness of the topping. I since tried a bunch of varieties in Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts and settled on the curler and…

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To Dopey or Not to Dopey Challenge, That is the Question

To Dopey or Not to Dopey Challenge, That is the Question

  Just as I was thinking of what to do next, my running buddies started to talk about the Dopey Challenge! The runDisney website says “Run 48.6 miles of fun in the Dopey Challenge!” I am not exactly sure about the “fun” in running close to 50 miles!! DisneyWorld races start at an insane time in the morning so that is 4 days of 2am wakeup calls. And there will be no real “racing” either of the 4 days. All…

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Cyclists Hit at New Orleans

Cyclists Hit at New Orleans

A group of us made the trip to New Orleans in 2012 to run the Rock ‘N Roll Marathon. While passing the various bodies of water, the triathletes amongst us remarked on the incredible choppiness (and perhaps a bit murkiness) of the water. That was my first introduction to a triathlon event in New Orleans. This past week, New Orleans 70.3 Ironman Triathlon was in the thoughts of a lot of triathletes. Not just the ones with friends and family racing….

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A Tiny ‘Personal Trainer’

A Tiny ‘Personal Trainer’

After I wrote this post, I realized that it was a actually a post on how cute my 5yo is. So for a short parent brag, continue on reading. For those who know me well, you’d know that I’m obsessive when it comes to get my workouts in. And especially so when I’m trying to be a super-working-(mostly)Single-mom-wannabe-athlete. With a new client taking up close to 1hr commute time (each way) and missing out on my morning runs and CrossFit,…

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Tips: How to workout with Kids

Tips: How to workout with Kids

There is nothing more exciting than school breaks when you have little kids (or if you are a teacher). Especially when the break happens to fall during a time when you can take off of work! But fitting your workout/training in is a hard deal when you have kids home and they don’t have a set schedule. I have found that it is so much easier for me to have workouts without obsessively scheduling it, which leaves me time for some…

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