Archives for May 2012

CrossFit: Memorial Day Murph!

Over the weekend, our CrossFit Box undertook the brutal “Murph” workout. Just look at it! A 1 mile run, followed by 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, and 300 air squats? Insanity. And to top it off, just when your legs feel like rubber from the 300 air squats, you have to finish the workout with […]

Go Girl Half-Marathon Recap

I can’t believe I just wrote those words! My first half-marathon is in the books. It’s been this far-away bucket list item for years. A repeat New Year’s resolution for so many years it was almost a punchline. And now it’s, well done. However, it definitely did not go down easy. As I mentioned in […]

The countdown begins…

Just a few days left till my first half-marathon! I’m in full-scale nervous energy preparation mode. I’ve broken in my shoes, downloaded tons of new music, planned my warm-up, fueling and hydration, asked people to come cheer me on (or collect my corpse if necessary). I’m pretty sure Neil thinks I’m crazy, as he stayed […]


I took a stroll around campus today as groundskeepers were filling every pot, planter and bed with the most beautiful summer flowers I’ve ever seen. So many colors, life bursting forth everywhere. Our campus is a botanical garden, so every change in season brings a new scene of new and changing life. On Monday, I turned […]

The (not-so-MEGA) Float

This float has been on the books since January. We’ve been so excited to squeeze a canoe trip into our schedule that we literally started pulling out all our gear nearly a week in advance. Originally, tons of people were invited and the goal was to achieve a “mega” turnout and therefore have a mega-float. […]

On the move

Sorry for the sparse posting this week, it’s been one of those game-changing surreal ones. More on that next week. For now, we’re headed off into the woods to do some backpacking and floating. I can’t think of a better way to spend this weekend! Clive and Matilda are BOTH coming. Think we’re in over […]

Paleo Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Does pie require further explanation beyond its name? It’s the dessert you can find in some form at every season and holiday.  Pie is perfect for every celebration, or non-celebration. This pie was conceived to make use of somewhat squishy price-reduced strawberries and mystery rhubarb, which I found tucked into a corner of the second […]

Pot of Gold

Neil is out-of-town this weekend, so I have the house to myself. I ate breakfast with my mom this morning, and she asked what on Earth I would do with myself for a weekend. I think she was a little shocked when I said my big plans were to clean, organize cabinets, read books and […]

Reader question: Supplementing our Paleo lifestyle

We’ve received a few questions about supplements, and how we approach them while trying to maintain a Paleolithic approach to eating. A good and tough question to answer! Let’s start at the beginning. In a perfect world, Neil and I would love to get all of our nutrients from the foods we eat. In the […]

Zoom Zoom!

This weekend went fast, but thankfully, we maximized every minute of it. We had kind of an ambitious list of to-do’s. Training runs, workouts, car painting, a client website go-live and some hefty yard work. I worried we might have set our sights high with the hot weather in the forecast, but we pushed through, […]