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:

Tai Chi



Ultimate Frisbee

Cardio Class

Circuit Training
Water Aerobics

Weight Training

Yard Work



House Cleaning


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