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Coffee Date January 2017

Can we do coffee again? (I don't know about you but I had a lot of fun last time). Are you on Instagram? I'm on Instagram. We should follow each other if we're not already following each other. Or we shouldn't... depends if you want to see all my fitness posts... My plan is for my posts to be 80-90% fitness-related and the other 10-20% for randomness. Let's face it, randomness probably means the hilarity and craziness of having kids. Also, I'm going to try really hard not to let it become an … [Continue reading...]

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Workout Wednesday | Diastasis Recti: What is it? (Part 1)

*disclaimer: I’m not a physician or a medical professional with specific training in pelvic floor and women’s health. Do not begin a postpartum exercise program before consulting with a physical or occupational therapist with advanced skills in pelvic floor therapy and women’s health. “That’s not really a thing. It sounds like maybe it’s just, like, a Boulder thing.” That’s what my sister said when I told her about my diastasis recti, right after my second child was born. But it really is … [Continue reading...]

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Best Books I Read in 2016

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I read 49 books this year. You can see them all on my Goodreads Profile if you like. I'm pretty sure you can find me on Goodreads (which I am obsessed with) though my email address—pam.sinel(at)gmail.com. Here are my ten favorites in no particular order. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler I loved Danler's voice. The way she describes mundane moments, including details about the quality of the light, or the smell in the air, is almost poetic, and does an incredible job of putting the reader … [Continue reading...]

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There is Such Thing as a Dumb Question

They say there are no dumb questions. They are wrong. (Side note: Who are they??) There are, in fact, many dumb questions. I know because I ask them more often than Kim Kardashian posts a selfie. In the spirit of conscious parenting and minimizing the urge to stab myself with a Lego, I’ve composed a list of dumb questions to stop asking my kids. 1) Are you ready to go? Before asking this question, assess the situation. Are the child’s shoes on? Has the child gone to the bathroom? … [Continue reading...]

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#WorkoutWednesday: 30 Minute Strength Workout

#workoutwednesday Thirty Minute Strength Workout

Ever since Lady Bug was born (she's now two-and-a-half), my running has been two steps forward, one step back, eg) frustrating to the max. As soon as I get in a good groove, I start increasing mileage, throwing in a workout here and there, jumping into a 5k, and then bam, something throws me off. It's been beyond frustrating. Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, right? Which is why I've tried all kinds of things. A non-exhaustive list of things I've tried over … [Continue reading...]

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Why We Don’t Have a Christmas Tree

I am Jewish. My husband was raised Presbyterian, considers himself atheist, and until he met me, had never known a Jewish person. So it was with some trepidation and a few drinks that I told him if he was serious about me, he would have to let me raise our possible children Jewish. Never mind that I wasn’t positive I wanted kids and we’d known each other all of two weeks. I was sure of two things: Dan was awesome and I had no time to date a guy I’d never marry. He asked me what having Jewish … [Continue reading...]

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Race Report: Wobble Gobble 5k

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The morning started like any other race morning, with two packets; a square packet of Quaker Instant Oatmeal and a rectangular, tube-like packet of Starbucks Via. Unlike a usual morning, I Instagrammed my breakfast. I spent a moment wondering if I was a loser or a cliche or both because really? Choosing a cool filter for a photo of prepackaged food? But I went ahead and did it anyway, wrote a caption, slapped on a few hashtags, and boom, there was my first ever Instagram post. I got out the … [Continue reading...]

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38 Gratitudes

Today is my 38th birthday. I have so much to be grateful for, including but not limited to: 1. Our amazingly comfortable mattress 2. Books 3. Watching Sweet Pea curl up her bed, engrossed in a book when she doesn’t know I’m watching 4. The sound of the kids laughing 5. The infinite fort configurations our couch allows. When we were saving for that Crate and Barrel mid-century modern custom microfiber upholstered beauty, we never imagined it would become a fort. Or a baby crib, a dog … [Continue reading...]

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