Swirling Thoughts – 5 for Friday

It’s Friday!  The end of a long week!  I just wanted to share some of things that have been on my mind this week.  A five things for Friday, so to speak. Things on My Mind 1 – The Affordable Care Act in the United States All I have to say is THANK YOU.  Thank […]

Eating Treats (Homemade Froyo!)

If you follow me on Twitter, you’d be forgiven if you think that I eat only junk food.  I mean, just last week I posted this photo. Yep. Homemade chips aka the best French Fries ever.  Also the first ever time I have made these at home! In keeping with the “bad food” theme, I […]

The House of an Endurance Athlete…

A few week’s ago we had friends over for a barbecue.  At the end of the evening, one of my friends pulled me aside and asked “What is that *thing* in your dining room?” “Um, that?  That is my bike trainer stand.  I took my bike out to make room for everyone.” Yes, my bike […]

On Gratitude

Today is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.  The summer solstice, marking the arrival of my favourite season.  It is also a day where I feel a twinge of sadness – as each day will progressively get shorter, slowly seeing us into autumn and then winter.  #summergratitude Last year to mark […]

An Anniversary Brunch: Blueberry Pancakes

On Sunday DH and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.  Couples who train together stay happy together – us, last year in front of Mother’s Beach in Maine. I woke up early on Sunday (before DH who was out like a light) and had time to think about what was in the fridge and what […]

Book Review: The End of Overeating

Last week in the UK a new documentary series started on the BBC.  The first episode, “The Men Who Made Us Fat”, aired as part of a three week programme which aims to uncover the root causes of the obesity epidemic. Coincidentally last week I published my review of “Why Women Need Fat”.  The programme […]

An Open Letter: Draw A Line

Dear Friend, I hope you check my blog now and then.  I know we have had our disagreements, and I have to tell you that I’m still kind of irritated by the root of them.  But I am not a spiteful person, I do my best not to harbour grudges, and I try to find […]

Book Review: Why Women Need Fat

A few years ago, I had one of those pointless online discussions where everyone’s opinion is already fixed.  It was on the subject of fat, and fat content in our food.  When talking about cooking something (was it carrot soup?  maybe it was thai green curry?) my online sparring partner (it *was not* an exchange […]

Time for Rehab (to the tune of Amy Winehouse)

“They tried to make me go to rehab but I said ‘no no no’…” Not this time.  This time I said yes.  Having fractured my ribs on May 26th just before the CapTex Tri, and then racing and experiencing a pain in my chest and shoulder like no other during that race, I’ve decided to […]