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The Week That Was: Wendy’s Training Log 1/14/2017

The Week That Was: Wendy’s Training Log 1/14/2017

I almost didn't post anything today because there's nothing HUGE to report ... but then again, there kind of is. Because some weeks, HUGE doesn't happen. And that's ok. That's life. These are the weeks that advance us forward, a little at a time. AND ... The truth is...

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Mexican-American Chop Suey (or Taco Skillet!)

Mexican-American Chop Suey (or Taco Skillet!)

When I was growing up, one of my mom's go-to weekday meals was American Chop Suey.  Basically, it was ground beef, macaroni, and spaghetti sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. And we loved it, especially when it was served with crusty bread from the Shop 'n...

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Cardio Confusion: How Much HIIT is Too Much?

Cardio Confusion: How Much HIIT is Too Much?

The other day I saw a post about a HIIT challenge on social media. Basically, it was all about doing a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout every day for a set number of days.  And I really didn't want to be Judge Judy .... but I did kind of slam down...

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The Week That Was: Wendy’s Training Log 1/7/2017

The Week That Was: Wendy’s Training Log 1/7/2017

Bear with the navel-gazing. For at least a little while, I'm going to be writing a weekly update about my own goals and training regimen. I made a commitment to myself at the start of the year that I'd post a training log as a way to hold myself accountable. But I...

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Healthy Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Healthy Slow Cooker Cassoulet

About 10 years ago, I was lucky enough to spend a week in an actual castle in France. It was at a writer's conference with some of my favorite writers. Not to name drop, but I had breakfast every morning with Dorothy Allison, Jacqueline Mitchard, and Anne LeClaire....

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Easy and Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Easy and Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Do you get weather notifications on your phone? I'm not sure whether I love them or hate them. Because when you live in a state like Maine, where we get a lot of weather, there can be a lot of notifications – especially during the winter. Anyway, the other day my...

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