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Book Signing Recap: A Story In Photos

How much fun was the Well Fed signing at CrossFit Center City last night?! So much fun that I’m currently holed up in our temporary Philly digs in my eye glasses, with bedhead and no makeup, planning a luscious nap that I will dive into as soon as I finish this post. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to visit with us last night. It was a treat sweeter than Sunbutter to meet so many blog... read more

Hawk Mountain Hike: A Story in Photos

Once upon a time… … sixth graders at Blue Mountain Elementary School were required to take an outdoor skills class. In the pre-Google Maps days of 1979, the goal was to teach eleven-year-old me valuable skills like how to navigate using a compass, how to track animals in the woods, and how to build a fire with one match. It rained all night and day, leading up to our final test on... read more

Scenes From The ‘Hood: A Story In Photos

I’ve had two appointments with Dr. Sebring in the last week to discuss my lousy-high level of Reverse T3. That is a lot of driving (an hour each way) and new info to process. I’m doing said processing by lying on the couch with a Dick Francis novel and hiding from real life for a while. I’ll give you a full update on all that’s transpired when I’ve got it all straight in my... read more

Glass Is Half Full (Strength Friday)

In my quest for lean superhero-ness, I’m following the Wendler 5/3/1 strength training program. Twice a week, Dave and I are hitting the craptastic gym in our Converse to lift heavy and crank through a mini-metcon. My glass is half full. Something happened in my attitude in the last 24 hours. Maybe it was my follow-up visit to Dr. Sebring. Maybe it was the fact that when I put on my favorite... read more

Thai Cooking Class: A Story In Photos

photo: www.flickr.com/photos/puuikibeach Last week, I knocked off work early and spent a few hours with my dear friend Stacey chopping and stirring in a cooking class at Thai Fresh. It’s one of those only-in-Austin places that’s an authentic Thai restaurant attached to Thrice, a super cozy coffee-and-wine bar with wireless and live music (because every coffee and/or wine bar in Austin is pretty... read more

Books & Barley Swine: My Birthday in Photos

Seriously, I thought my birthday was a week ago, then I looked at the calendar and realized it’s been two weeks. This is my life right now: time disappears. But stories about books and food are always fun, right? Even when they’re two weeks late. And I have some very sexy books and food to share. So… here are snaps and stories from my birthday celebration on Tuesday, May 1 when I turned... read more

Hola From Tamarindo: A Story In Photos

From the beach in front of our house, we can look to our left and see the town of Tamarindo. If properly motivated, we can walk along the beach toward Tamarindo and when we arrive at a big bend to the left, we could wave and shout to people across the way. What we cannot do is walk or swim across the estuary — it’s the home of tricky tides and crocodiles. Our options are to take a water taxi — $3... read more

Hola From Costa Rica: A Story In Photos

Of all the wonderful attributes of our trip to Costa Rica — the private beach, the right-outside-our-bedroom pool, the lazy days — we were most excited about the animals. Yes, I had some anxiety about insects (which turned out to be unfounded so far), but I heard tales of monkeys and iguanas in our garden, and I wanted to see them for myself. Dave, showing off with his ability to capture animals and... read more

Off To Prague: A Story In Photos (Episode 2)

Last fall, Dave and I took a holiday to Prague and fell madly in love with everything about it. So we’re going back! And we’re leaving in three short days. I never got around to posting photos after our trip last year, so here are some of our 2010 adventures. Today, I’m sharing some food photos from our favorite restaurants, as well as a few snaps that capture the magic of Prague for me.... read more

Off To Prague: A Story In Photos (Episode 1)

Last fall, Dave and I took a holiday to Prague and fell madly in love with everything about it. So we’re going back! And we’re leaving in five short days. I never got around to posting photos after our trip last year, so I thought I’d talk about what we’re planning to do this year by showing you some of our 2010 adventures. Today, I’m sharing some sightseeing and outdoor... read more

Saturday Sprints: A Story In Photos

To aid in the quest for superhero body composition, many people I trust recommend occasional sprints, in addition to lifting heavy things and met-cons (and rest/recovery!) Dave and I kinda halfway pinky-swore to do sprints every other Saturday, and this week was our first time. New goal: begun! We hit Eilers Park here in Austin, the location where I first started my CrossFit adventures at bootcamp. I have... read more

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