Tag Archives: Health & Fitness

My Favorite Running Playlist

I don’t usually share the details of running that do not relate to travel but since I have renewed my focused on health and fitness, it is a bigger part of our lives.  And, since I’ve found other blogger playlists … Continue reading

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2013 Race Wish List

I had lots of great intentions last year but I was not so great on the follow-through.  Granted, I started the year with an injury but that doesn’t account for the lack of races for the rest of the year.  … Continue reading

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10 Euro Well Spent

I think I’m getting used to the idea of taking a little time off.  I have a mile long list of things I want to accomplish on this “sabbatical.”  The list of books I want to read, projects to complete … Continue reading

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Moments I Would Have Missed

One of the things I love about running is the unexpected.  I love the little things that happen to a runner, things that a person would miss if they were not at that place at that moment.  If you are … Continue reading

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Oh Just A Weekend In The Swiss Alps

Our friends Shane and Si have this strange way of inviting us to things.  Here is an example.  It starts with Shane stopping by my desk at work. “Si and I are going to this awesome masked ball in Vienna … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Baltimore

Last week was our first trip back to the States since I learned of my gluten allergy (our first visit in over 10 months!).  I always worry about what I’ll find when we travel.  This trip turned out to be … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Lessons

After not running a half marathon in a couple of years, I was reminded of a few things and learned a few new lessons.  So, I though I would share what I learned during the Weinstrasse Halbmarathon (half marathon). Weinstrasse Halbmarathon is an … Continue reading

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Lisbon Half Marathon…Almost.

Two weeks ago we went to Lisbon for the half marathon.  To make a long story short, it was probably for the best that I screwed up, missed the fork where the half marathon course diverged from the the 7K course. … Continue reading

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Thoughtful…

That’s my husband.  Last summer, when I learned that I had an issue with gluten, neither of us knew anything about it.  We didn’t know what gluten was or where it was found.  We read and researched for weeks.  We … Continue reading

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Lucky Runner

In 2007, I was also lucky enough to get to travel to Europe a few times for conferences.  While on those trips, I often saw runners out early in the morning.  I was in Paris and then Stockholm and Berlin … Continue reading

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Cross-Country Skiing

When we talked about writing this blog, I asked Ryan how he would describe cross-country skiing.  The first thing he said was “challenging.”  The second thing, “addictive.”  It was certainly both for us.  In the days after our first two-hour … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

The day we arrived for our cross country ski vacation in Kandersteg it was raining and slushy.  So the following day, when our ski lessons were to begin, was pretty icy and the ski instructors recommended we hold off for … Continue reading

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Gluten-Freedom

“You will feel like you have the flu.”  That is the best description a doctor has ever given me for a Hashimoto’s flare up.  Before I heard that, I just always thought I was crazy.  Now I know that sick … Continue reading

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Bucket List – A Work in Progress

Those who know me, know that I like lists. That might be an understatement since a co-worker recently had to go through some of my old notes when my box was sent to her by mistake and she told me … Continue reading

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Christmas in Paradise – Part One

In December we traveled to Mauritius to spend Christmas with Ryan’s mom, meet the most of Ryan’s maternal side of the family and see where Ryan grew up.  People usually ask us, “Where in the world is Mauritius?”  So, we … Continue reading

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Cha Cha Cha Chia Protein Brownies

This recipe took a lot more work than I anticipated but I guess I should have expected a challenge when I decided to try to make brownies with black beans. The recipe itself is not hard at all but it … Continue reading

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Healthy French Toast Topped with “Ice Cream”

Brunch doesn’t get better than this! About a month ago, I was reading about “ice cream” topped French toast.  It linked to this deceptively delicious, almost magic little treat, banana ice cream (The original recipe).  Since then, the lady at … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cheesecake Baked Oatmeal

I’ve read several articles about the health benefits of oatmeal and blogs about new ways to enjoy oatmeal, including baked oatmeal, are popping up all over.  So, I have been experimenting with some healthy recipes of our own.  This strawberry … Continue reading

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Enjoying the View and the Run

I discovered that I love running in Wiesbaden as long as it is the right time of day.  The city can get much more crowded than we anticipated. To avoid the street-packing crowds of walkers, shoppers and tourists one must … Continue reading

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The Saturday Market

One of the best things about living in the city is the Saturday Market. We live on MarktStrasse, so the market is just a minute walk away.  We have visited other markets just to experience them and they are all … Continue reading

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