iFitness Running Belt

Guess who got a new toy! See that sweet doo-dad strapped on my hips? That, my friends, is a Neoprene Double Pouch Belt from iFitness, a company that seems to be heavily marketing themselves at racing expos lately. I’ve heard tons of great things about them online, but having not been to a big race in a while, I haven’t seen them in person yet. That didn’t keep me from sending the website to a SparkPeople friend who was looking for a way to bring his phone and some chapstick on a marathon a while back, though. He saw them…
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Downward Facing Mutt

This summer I’ve been dabbling here and there with Bikram yoga. It’s a style of yoga where you practice the same set series of poses in a super hot, humid room. Optionally, the instructor can berate you the whole time about how much your yoga sucks, or how you’re super lame for attempting to quaff a mouthful from your water bottle at the totally worst time ever during the class (which is pretty much anytime except after the first breathing series, or before the midway or final resting postures). The only thing I knew about Bikram yoga before taking my…
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Greet the Sun

I met the sunrise for the first time in months this week, and it felt wonderful! Last week, in addition to starting a regimen of a multivitamin plus fish oil supplements, I decided that I was going to sleep. I was going to put Rip Van Winkle to shame if need be. I knew I was probably sleep deprived, but I had no idea I would clock three 10-hour nights and several naps before feeling awake in the morning for the first time in forever. I also felt pretty normal. In good spirits, even. Thinking back on my history of…
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Leftovers Made Easy

This weekend I had a brilliant idea. Why not take this conveniently-placed cabinet, which is right above the counter between the stove and the refrigerator and full of less often used items: And rearrange it to include the oft-used but difficult to grab leftover containers from this inconvenient (and incredibly messy) cabinet located under the counter? The results are well-organized and will likely remain that way since you no longer have to stoop over and poke your head into the dark, deep abyss of cabinetry to put everything away. Exhibit A: Exhibit B: This has already paid off immensely by…
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