Author Archives: Coco

How To Plank For 5 Minutes Without Losing Your Mind

I learned the hard way that a strong core is key to avoiding all sorts of running injuries, and I learned in physical therapy that planking is one of the best ways to build and maintain a strong core. But … Continue reading

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Five Things That Could Have Ruined My Vacation

When I was in the throes of wedding stress many decades ago, someone told me that anything that goes wrong will just make for better stories down the road. I’m not sure how receptive I was to that perspective at … Continue reading

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Listening To Church Bells In Bremen

The market square in Bremen really is a central part of the town. It’s surrounded by several churches, lined with a few cafes, near the building that has one of the city’s two public restrooms (although using it will cost … Continue reading

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Put Your Mettle To The Pedals

This summer I’ve been focusing on cycling to prepare for the Farm to Fork Fondo in hilly Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I’ve even swapped my weekend long runs for a second day on my bike. The Conte’s Bike shop ride taught me … Continue reading

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Highlights Of My European Vacation In Brussels And Bremen

If you saw my Weekly Wrap post, you know that last week I was on vacation in Europe. If you’ve known me for a while, you know I am horrible at planning vacations, so when my son had an opportunity … Continue reading

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