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Do as I say, not as I do? Set a good example for kids instead

This is one confident new bicyclist! (youtube.com)

Maybe you’ve seen the viral video posted on YouTube – it’s of a boy who rode his bike by himself for the first time.

He struggles for how to describe it.

“I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel… I feel happy of myself,” he exclaims. Continue reading

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How jumping jacks crushed my bone, Racine Ironman 70.3 dreams

An X-ray confirmed that I have yet another stress fracture.

This year was supposed to be the Year of No Injuries.

The universe, it seems, had other plans. Continue reading

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Kiddo’s crash, road rash and burn on Bike the Drive

Today we kicked off what we had hoped would become an annual family tradition of biking along Lake Shore Drive. We never dreamed it’d end up with a crash and the little one saying she never wants to bike again. Continue reading

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Dear Gu, why can’t I poo? Digestive issues with energy gels

I realized I was bonking at rest stop three during the Tour de Cure. The BF helped me re-energize.

[Please forgive me for being dark these past couple of weeks; travel has made it difficult to stay on top of blogging. I have several I’m working to publish ASAP, though! Thanks for reading.]

Pooping is something everyone does, but no one talks about. So be warned: I’m going to talk about poop in this post. Continue reading

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