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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Backyard Green Hours are Just Dandy

Backyard Green Hours are Just Dandy

I don’t know about you, but our family has certainly been enjoying all of the signs of spring that have been popping up all over our yard.  In particular, DANDELIONS!  Though he’s a fan of all flowers, Cragbaby seems to have developed a special affinity for these yellow beauties that most of us would cast aside as weeds.  Morning after morning C delightedly runs through the yard exclaiming, “Yeh-ya fwah-fwah”  (yellow flower).  Being the sweet and charming boy that he is (hopefully he’ll stay this way!), the majority of flowers he picks all end up lovingly smashed into his Mommy’s…Read the rest of this entry →

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Tales of a Broken Talus – Update #4

Tales of a Broken Talus – Update #4

For those of you that want the quick version, here’s the skinny – I’m finally out of the boot! Yay! For those that want the nitty gritty, here’s the play by play… Day 31-32:  Feeling strong on the hangboard, as I’m back up to 7-10 seconds again, despite the added weight.  Today I also added weight to my offset hangs on the large  edge.  My plan is to stick with this for another week, then next week toss in another weighted bean bag.  The warm spring weather has me frustrated because I’m afraid by the time I’m back up to par it’ll be…Read the rest of this entry →

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Athleta Allotments: Spring Threads Review

Athleta Allotments:  Spring Threads Review

Part of my endorsement agreement with Athleta is that I will publish feedback on their products.  That’s pretty standard, but ya wanna know the cool thing about it?  They weren’t afraid to tell me to be brutally honest – no sugar coating, no last-minute editing by desk jockey executives, just the plain, hard truth.  I definitely respect a company with that much confidence in their brand quality.  With spring well underway and summer right around the corner, I’ve been psyched at all of the beautiful clothes that have been arriving at my door step.  Many have turned into go-to workout wear, others…Read the rest of this entry →

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Guest Post: Backcountry Babes and Betties

Guest Post:  Backcountry Babes and Betties

 A while back I got a chance to “cyber-meet” Heather Kern, the founder of Backcountry Babes and Betties, a meet-up group for Seattle women to get outside together and play – moms and non-moms, young and old, lifelong athletes and ladies just getting started.  I was both intrigued by as well as jealous of this group, and Heather and I began emailing back and forth.  I found her story rather inspiring, so I asked her if she would be willing to share her story in a guest post.  Read on to learn how Heather got the idea for Backcountry Babes…Read the rest of this entry →

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Favorite Cragtivities for the Under 2 Set

Favorite Cragtivities for the Under 2 Set

As I said in yesterday’s Sentimental Snapshots post, I’m not so sure that “Cragbaby” is such a good moniker anymore…but that for nostalgia purposes, we’re gonna let it stick as long as he’ll tolerate it.  But regardless of semantics,  our modus operandi at the crag has certainly evolved a good bit from those early weeks with an infant.  Since we’re celebrating moving from baby to big boy phase, I thought it would be fun to have a look back at C’s favorite “cragtivities” from the past 2 years.  Hopefully this stroll down memory lane will provide some good ideas to all the parents of very…Read the rest of this entry →

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