Fitness and Life

Changing Leaves and New Pencils

Suzi / September 8, 2018

Let the new school year be a fresh start for you, too. When I was a kid, the back-to-school shopping trip didn’t just mean new mechanical pencils and color-coded folders. It was a sign that a fresh start was coming. Now that I have school-aged kids, I’ve gotten nostalgic for that time when the first-day-of-school outfit may as well have…

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Fitness and Life

Somewhere Between Simplicity and Pandemonium

Suzi / July 14, 2018

According to one of those online lists of weird holidays, this week we have experienced both Simplicity Day (July 12) and Pandemonium Day (July 14). The internet gave me precious few clues about the origins or meanings of these days, or how to appropriately observe them. Simplicity Day, July 12 commemorates the birthday of Transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The…

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Tips for Beginners

Here’s to the Newbies!

Suzi / June 16, 2018

I want to apologize to beginners for over-simplifying things. It’s been more than a few years since I completed my first tri, and I seem to have selective amnesia. This spring, a funny thing happened: a brand new triathlete started living with me. Well, he’s been living with me for a long time, but he’s just become a triathlete. We…

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Fitness and Life

Sweatworking Works

Suzi / June 9, 2018

How to mix fitness with business If you are reading this blog, chances are you’re a multi-tasker. Like me, you probably wear many hats, often at once: ambitious professional, mom, fitness enthusiast (or at least trying to be), and any number of other roles. If I can wear my “professional” and “fitness enthusiast” hats at the same time, so much…

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Fitness and Life

Family Fitness

Suzi / May 20, 2018

Growing up, I wasn’t involved in my Mom’s healthy lifestyle. My memories of her exercising involve my puzzlement at why she would extract herself from bed at o’dark thirty to walk (and gossip) with her BFF. I now understand her desire to spend time in adult company, and the necessity of working out before the sun rose and her family…

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