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5k training

Yeah!  5k!  Holy shit, it’s less than a month away and I AM SO NOT READY. I’ve been complaining for months now (seriously, since before we left Freetown) that the tires in the Bob are flat.  The damn thing still pushes pretty easily, but not so easily that I want to run with it.  Sure, I could take care of it myself, but it’s far easier to bitch about a...

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Diary of a Fat Crossfitter – Time cap? What time cap?

The best way to get one-on-one time with the coaches at my gym box is to finish last. I like to think it’s because the coaches are admiring my determination and fortitude, but I’m pretty sure it’s only because they’re worried Imma hurt myself. My box appears to have some rhyme and reason to its programming, and part of that is testing. How much can you lift? How fast can...

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Crystal City Farmer’s Market

One of the best things about living in Crystal City is the amazing farmer’s market.  Sure, it’s for rich yuppies who have more many than sense, but I live in NoVa, so that’s basically everything here. Every Tuesday, from 3:30 to 7:30, about two dozen vendors line a shady sidewalk to hawk their wares.  There are lots of organic vegetables, but also artisanal cheeses, breads, and yes, delicious pickles. Even...

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My Writing Process, Such That it Is

Naval-gazing indeed. When Roaen tagged me to participating in a Writing Process blog hop, I couldn’t help but laugh. The only thing I love more than talking about myself is getting to do it on my blog. We bloggers are a narcissic bunch sometimes, but I have really enjoyed clicking backward through the hop and seeing how other busy bloggers manage their work lives, families, and blogs. What am I...

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FS Blog Rejuvenation, Week #3 – Making it home

Each Sunday, for six weeks, I’ll post three prompts (an introspective prompt, an activity prompt, and a photo prompt) to get us thinking about what we love about Post and this crazy FS life. Use any or none of them, then comment on that week’s post or in the FB group to let us know you’ve posted. The following Tuesday (that is, nine days later), I’ll post a round-up so...

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FS Blog Rejuvenation Round-Up, Week #1

As promised, here’s the round-up of all of the wonderful Foreign Service Bloggers participating in our Spring Rejuvenation. It’s been a real privilege to see how everyone’s managing to stay busy and happy around the world (or in DC). Be sure to check out each post! Nomads by Nature wrote about taking walks with her beautiful (and somewhat uncooperative) dogs in Ankara. Deb, in Tiblisi, shared a beautiful photograph of her...