• February 2012

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    Murphy, what is it?! Let me tell ya, I received a sweeeeeet package from my friends at New Balance this morning. Oooh, yes, I did. Since New Balance is sponsoring our all-blogger team, Team “Off Balance,” for the upcoming Massachusetts Reach the Beach relay, they wanted to help us with our training by sending us […]



    February 29, 2012

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    Yesterday was rough on the colitis front, but I started to feel a little bit better in the late afternoon, so Mal and I tackled a few projects that we’ve been meaning to do for awhile now. Even though I can’t take part in all of my usual daily activities, I’m thankful I’m able to […]


    Colitis, Doctors & Diet

    February 28, 2012


    Thanks for all of your kind and supportive comments and emails. You guys are truly the best. Some of your messages literally brought me to tears. I definitely felt the love, so thank you. Colitis totally sucks, but I’m hanging in there and planning to get through this thing with a super positive attitude (and […]


    Top 12 in 2012: February

    February 28, 2012

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    I know there’s still one more day of February (yay, leap year!), but I decided to post the next edition of my Top 12 in 2012 a day early—mostly because I don’t think anything that happens today (i.e. doctor’s appointment, toilet time, laying in the fetal position cursing my intestines) will make my Top 12! […]


    It’s Baacckkk

    February 27, 2012

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    Let’s start off with a funny pug picture because the rest of this post isn’t going to be funny at all. Clearly, Murphy is comfortable. Ok, so it’s time for me to fess up about what’s been going on with me lately. I’ve actually sort of been dreading writing this post because I didn’t want […]


    How Competitive Are You?

    February 27, 2012


    Good morning! Happy Monday! According to a new study from the University of Oregon, fifty is the age at which you’re at your most competitive, and this likely applies to both sports and work. [source] Interesting, right? I think so, especially in light of my recent obsession with how many Burpees I can do in […]


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    A Saturday morning run with friends followed brunch? Sign me up! This morning, I joined The Most Informal Running Club Ever (TMIRCE) for a lovely 4-mile run by the Charles River. Some of the folks from Reach the Beach Relay planned to attend, so they invited our RTB team to join the group for a […]