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Silencing Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels has had a lot of appearances lately in the magazines I read, and when I saw her new book, Unlimited, displayed on a shelf at the Iowa City Public Library as I was browsing, I decided why the

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My Life with 5 Fingers: Review and progress update

Five weeks ago I purchased a pair of Vibram FiveFingers shoes, in the Bikila style. The company promotes these running shoes as being designed to support “a more natural, healthier and more efficient forefoot strike.” As in, you could also

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Workout Review: HIIT and Resistance Bands

Yesterday I finished Fitness Magazine’s “Lose 10 Pounds Workout” and wanted to document some pros and cons here. This was my make-a-goal/New-Year’s-Resolution plan, and I completed each day of cardio and resistance training. The cardio plans were essentially high impact

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Motivation Monday: Well-earned reprieves

Running up a hill lets you jog down a hill. Running 8mph makes 6mph a cakewalk.

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What running did for my resolutions

Anyone would ask me what my New Year’s resolutions was over the last few years would receive a very noncommittal and sarcastic response. It wasn’t my thing to think up grand visions of the person I thought I should be.

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Beets: Savory & Sweet

Although failing tonight to cook the kale and collards I bought from the farmers market last Saturday–it was my goal to be eating these cooking greens each night this week–I’m still living on the beet dish high from last night.

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