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50×4: Ohio! A Christmas Story 10K

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Welcome to the inaugural post of a new series by Ellie and me. We’re calling it 50×4, which is short for Fifty Bagels, Fifty Dates, Fifty Races, Fifty States! That’s right, folks. Ellie and I are going to attempt to race in all fifty states (and D.C. and maybe some other places)! 

Ohio: Cleveland’s A Christmas Story […]

I’ve been in denial about my fitness needs…

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When Jon first started 2 Fat Nerds many moons ago, he did it because he needed some outside accountability to help him realize his goals. The 2 Fat Nerds platform helped him become a writer, a half marathoner, a triathlon-er, and an inspiration to a lot of people, including myself. He worked hard over years […]

We Finished the Whole30.

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Exciting news! We jumped on the bandwagon and did the Whole30! Aaaand we didn’t hate it . . . at least not the entire time. What started as a way for Jon and I to fit better into a kilt and a bridesmaid dress, respectively, turned into a pretty habit-changing experience.

I borrowed the Whole30 book […]

Reflecting on Five Years of Running

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Five years ago today, Ellie and I ran our first official 5k road race. We did a very small local run sponsored by Medaille College. Ellie had run for years prior to this on and off, while I had really just started to do so to get in shape with the blog. Both of us were […]

The February Challenge Results!

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We started a new challenge in February to run the days of the month. Last night as I finished up the last four miles I needed, making for a total of eleven miles in two days, I thought about how much I actually liked this challenge. It pushed me out the door into a rather […]

February Challenge!

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In keeping with the theme of last month, I wanted to again challenge everyone in February to cover 29 miles in 29 days. However, because some of us (myself NOT included) did this with relative ease, I want everyone to at minimum to cover the same distance as they did in January. 

So, those of us […]

Think Happy Thoughts

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Jeff and I got back from our holiday traveling late enough last night where there was no way we were going to the grocery store, so today I was forced to buy lunch at work (the only thing in our fridge is spoiled eggnog and butter). I ordered a gyro for delivery from a cafe […]

November Challenge Results!

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Back at the start of the month, I threw down a team challenge. The goal was this:

Final Goal :  300 miles
As a team, over the course of November (Between November 1st to the 30th) we will collectively walk and run (treadmills included) a total of 300 miles.
So, how did we do?

We successfully completed it, with room […]

Push-Up Challenge!

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Right before vacation, I agreed to take part in a Push-up Challenge program, where the end goal of 7 weeks of labor would result in 100 consecutive push-ups. Though I was slightly derailed by vacation, I am recommiting myself to the program, mainly to avoid owing Brandon and his wife dinner at an adequately fancy […]

July Challenge Results!

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The July challenge, though we came up short, was still a success! We submitted 32 unique workout types as a group, including the following:

ArcTrainer
Insanity
Tai Chi

Bocce
Kettlebell
Tennis

Calisthenics
Paintball
TreadmillRun

Canoeing
PickleBall
Ultimate Frisbee

Cardio Class
Pilates
Walking

Circuit Training
Qigong
Water Aerobics

Cycling
Running
Weight Training

Elliptical
Soccer
Yard Work

Golf
Softball
Yoga

Hiking
Stairs
Zumba

House Cleaning
Swimming

 

Though we didn’t get quite a few as well! Granted a lot of these are a little harder to do in the summer . […]