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[caption id="attachment_2613" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Bon-sho (Sacred Bell) at the Valley of the Temples in Oahu, Hawaii[/caption]   I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual...

It's my responsibility to bring the salad for Thanksgiving dinner. Since I recently stocked up on some beautiful kale at the final farmer's market of the season, I thought this would be a healthy and delicious addition to all the other goodies. It's the Tuscan Kale Salad I make with a twist of adding apples, roasted...

I know cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving tradition, but let's face it---most of the time it's terrible, either in weird can-shaped blob or more often, way to sweet to be enjoyable. For the past 10 years, I've been in a hunt for a better cranberry concoction...

[caption id="attachment_2581" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo from slowtwitch.com[/caption] In a race that included the new queen of Kona (Leanda Cave) and multiple Ironman winner Meredith Kessler, the field in Arizona on Sunday was stacked. But Linsey Corbin patiently waited until mile 19 of the run (after a...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtM64f6inEE&feature=related]   I know I have to use my swim and bike—those are my weapons—but I know now that  you win the race in Kona by being the smartest, not by changing any element of  your race. Leanda Cave - Ironman World Champion 2012...

  I have to thank Elisa over at Eating Whole for the most amazing gluten free bread recipe ever! I merely adapted her recipe to make muffins with ingredients I had available. I've made them 3 times so far and they've come out perfectly every time.  I also learned about ratio of 1:3 for flax...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TjVbd1dVO8] I was really happy to see that Yvonne Van Vlerken, the flying Dutchwoman, finally saw all her hard work culminate into a win at Ironman Florida last weekend. Mirinda Carfrae had said earlier in the week that she wasn't feeling quite up to form, but by finishing...

After a crazy week of disruption from the hurricane and laying low due to outrageous gas lines, the girls decided to continue our carpool to our Master's Class at the YMCA Friday morning. We meet in the village where we all work and then drive the...

[caption id="attachment_1602" align="alignnone" width="640"] Lucy on neighborhood patrol pre-storm[/caption] Aside from that inconvenience of no power and a tree down along with a dented gutter (now fixed), we are fortunately back to normal. So many others are not quite as lucky. A very good friend of mine...

Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow. When you go for it 100%, when you don't have the fear of “what if I fail,” that's when you...