Awe and the Austrian

Posted on: December 7, 2014


My husband is Austrian, not American. He has been here since he was like 20, but English is not his first language. Today at lunch, he mentioned that he’d gotten something done that has been on our List for a long, long time. My response was “Awesome!” …

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Moxie Madness – The Cave Crossfit Marin Team Rocks It!

Posted on: February 10, 2014


This is Sandy, The Cave mascot and inveterate Crossfit scaler. I thought I’d do a quick writeup about The Cave Grrrrls awesome showing in San Jose at Moxie Madness! The drive down to San Jose was really “Event Zero” on Sunday. The rain deluged Marin, a …

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Day 106 – ‘Bucket List’

Posted on: December 12, 2013


Today my best grrl Allison came over – she had to do some work, but I was folding laundry (OMG we are SO adults now huh?) – it was great to catch up at least a little. We both commented how when she lived in the CITY we saw each other more. It’s really …

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What are your holiday traditions – ???

Posted on: November 19, 2013


Tradition . . . Tradition! If you’re a musical theatre aficionado, that little “earworm” from Fiddler on the Roof will follow you through the day, as it has me, in thinking about this topic, which I was recently asked to write about for a Mother’s Club …

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Wow, a non-TAR blog post: A List Of Things

Posted on: September 27, 2013


Just saw THIS on The Ascent Blog and thought I’d do it too, since I am basically trying to avoid doing anything meaningful right this second. Making: a List! :-) Cooking: nothing at this moment. But I have to package out the delish pork dish I made las …

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Posted in: Crossfit Fun


Feeling Down? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Biohack yourself!

Posted on: September 2, 2013


Question: What’s on the floor next to your bed? Mine has quite the precarious pile of books that I’m in the middle of reading. And perched on the very top is my Kindle reader! My Kindle reader (which happens to be an Android tablet) is stocked full of …

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It’s time for a Spring Clean!!

Posted on: February 22, 2013


Spring cleaning can be totally overwhelming – but there’s a systematic way to go about it. The second Chapter of my book fEmpowerment: A Guide to Unleashing Your Inner Bond Girl (and the companion Playbook) has over 70 pages of more detail than I can g …

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Manta Ray Ballet: Snorkeling with manta rays in Kona, Hawaii

Posted on: October 9, 2012


I’m not going to say much – I’m going to let this video speak for itself. Suffice it to say, though, that this is not a “professional” video – it was taken with a Samsung handheld underwater camera from the surface of the water by lil’ ole me. Thank yo …

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Unofficial Ironman Louisville 2010 drink: The Carnage!

Posted on: September 9, 2010


Mr. Martini from and I have done a few podcasts on mixology – in fact, here is the link to our Mint Julep episode from the running of the Kentucky Derby (very different than running PAST the Kentucky Derby…believe me.) So, he was …

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Posted on: August 24, 2010


Saturday I tentatively tried training again. Shoulder and side are seriously sore still – but I thought I’d better give it a go. Serious props to Traumeel though! Traumeel is a homeopathic remedy with arnica and other assorted herbs and things in it. T …

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