Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

The New Project

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I’ve made some references to a new project on the horizon, and it’s finally here. Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce my new blog: What Would Betty Do? As you’ve probably noticed, a significant number of my blog posts were about food, fitness and my Team in Training progress. The new blog will allow […]

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Food as Fuel

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Food is fuel. Intellectually, I know this. And of course, logically, the healthier I eat the more efficiently my body will operate. Sometimes I forget this. Thursday was one of those days. Because the boy wanted pasta for dinner, I made a batch and reheated a couple of frozen meatballs for him. I went meatless […]

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New Project in the Works

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I’m not going to bore you with the details of my new project yet — at least not until I have more details to share — but I will tell you that it’s based on this woman: Betty. Betty was my maternal grandmother. She was struck by lightning before she was 6, and lived to […]

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Rest

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Today, I diligently followed the instructions from Team in Training. I rested. It felt a little bit strange. Friday is not my usual “off” day, but the process was made easier by back-to-back-to-back conference calls until noon. When you can’t get out the door, rest becomes easier to achieve. As part of my training, I’m […]

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The 3rd 40: Day 34

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When you start with a 6:30 run and end it with an 11:30 phone call home, it makes for a very long day. Some highlights from Sunday: After Google Maps listed only Starbucks locations that were behind locked doors in office buildings, I assumed that I would have to order room service to get a […]

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The 3rd 40: Day 33

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A couple of weeks ago, I had a fairly successful (read: balanced) trip to Chicago. I ran every morning and stopped at Starbucks for oatmeal, a much healthier start to the day than a giant pastry from the continental breakfast. Because of the success of that plan, I decided to scope out the nearest Starbucks […]

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The 3rd 40: Days 21-24

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I haven’t been the best at updating this, have I? I’ve turned a corner with kickboxing. I went on Tuesday and even though I could feel the exertion in my muscles, I never actually hurt. I went back this morning and felt like I was in a really good groove. I’m far from the best […]

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The 3rd 40: Days 15-19

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It’s not easy to take care of yourself on a business trip, and this one was no exception. But the weather in Chicago was gorgeous — 80 degrees! In April! — which made sunrise runs seem a little more reasonable. I woke at 6:00 AM both days and found myself sharing Lakefront Trail with hundreds […]

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Peruvian Chicken and Asparagus Salad

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I’d had the Peruvian chicken on the menu all week — a first-time recipe. At the last minute I was asked to fill in and deliver a meal to a new mom. I threw together the asparagus salad on a whim, not entirely sure that the flavors would work with the chicken. Fortunately, the two […]

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Seeking Balance: The 3rd 40

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A couple of things happened this week, the sorts of things that made me quickly realize that I need a plan of attack. The first was that I got a new client with a fairly significant project that will keep me hopping for the next three months. This is fantastic, of course. New clients are […]

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