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Goodbye 2014

It’s the final countdown for 2014; just a few days left until we ring in the New Year. I hope that when you reflect on the past year, you look to all your accomplishments, joys, and adventures and not the things you didn’t do or the resolutions you didn’t meet. For me, 2014 was a …

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The HIIT List

This article originally appeared in Iowa Momentum magazine where I have a featured column. If you live in Des Moines, pick up a copy at Gateway Market, Dahls, Back Country Outfitters, and any other place that has a plethora of free literature waiting for you to get your hands on! All the photographs are courtesy …

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Book Review 2014

Since 2008 I’ve been keeping track of all the books I’ve read. Prior to 2008, any book list I might have created or kept would have been pretty short. Over the past seven years I’ve read 211 books, which means I’ve spent hours upon hours in my mind with people and characters and places and stories …

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It’s A Wrap – 30 New Foods Down!

In the fall of 2013 I read Gulp by Mary Roach. If you are unfamiliar with Mary Roach, she writes books about science which are interesting, fun, and quite easy to read. I recommend her books if you want random facts to share around the water cooler. Anyway, in Gulp, Roach cites a study by the Washington Center …

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POUND – Take II

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE WINTER POUND SESSION! I’m very excited to announce my winter POUND session is opening December 9! I am going back to Des Moines Public Schools Community Education and we are rocking out in the Greenwood Gymnasium! My fall session was so much fun and I know this winter session …

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Hello December

Welcome to the last month of the year 2014. I’m actually quite excited to welcome December as I need a break from my routine with Drake and Grand View. I’m looking forward to the semester ending, submitting grades, reading a few good books, and baking some cookies. But before I get to all of that, I …