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Organic vs. Conventional


I have a real interest in food, including food quality.  What we put into our bodies matters - for race performance, as well as for general health.  I have been eating a vegan diet since 2003.  This has been a little challenging - especially when trying to make sure I don't eat too many processed carbs when eating additional calories during marathon training.  Another challenge is deciding when to buy organic vs. conventional produce...
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26 for Families

I found 26 cents on my 7.5 mile training run today.  (I always stop to pick up money while I'm running - and most of the time it's a penny!)  I saw the quarter first and then about a 100 yards further, I saw the penny.  As I ran a bit further, with the quarter and penny between my thumb and middle finger, I thought about the 26 miles I'll be running on October 10th for children and their families...

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Sweet and Salty

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I just discovered an awesome new candy!  The Pretzel M&M.  It has an amazing sugary coating on the outside with creamy milk chocolate and a salty center.  It is so delicious.  If you haven't tried it yet, you should.  (In fact, if you post on this blog I will enter you in a drawing to win your very own bag of Pretzel M&Ms.)

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Up, Up and Away

Isn't it a strange thing when you find yourself on an airplane seated next to a complete stranger for several hours?  Not only are you seated next to this person but your arm hairs are touching, you can smell their breath and with one false adjustment you could be sitting in their lap.  Airplanes are known for their close quarters and, even in first-class, your neighbor is no more then an arms length away.  This miniature community provides a very unique vulnerability. You can't choose to walk away from your seat companion or open the door and exit when you are 15,000 feet and the fasten seat belt sign is illuminated. In these situations you have several options: fake sleep, turn up your ipod, or start a conversation and hope for the best.

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Run with Team IOH in the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon!

Spots are still available to run with Team Inheritance of Hope in the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon to be held October 31, 2010 in Washington DC...

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Running a Sprint

Inheritance of Hope enters many events as a Team but there are so many other events that one can take part in as an individual athlete.  Last year, I entered the Lexington (Michigan) Sprint Triathlon - my first triathlon ever...
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Meet Jill Thompson (Legacy Retreat Coordinator)

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Meet Jill Thompson (Legacy Retreat Coordinator)

Several years ago I received a phone call from my best friend's husband that she had come out of surgery well, but the tumor was malignant.  I had been called to their home to take care of their children, as well as my own, while they had rushed to a nearby hospital to get the surgery.  As I continued with the daily activities of caring for all the little people surrounding me, I had to take a moment to stop and do the only thing I could think of doing at that moment.  I got on my knees and, through my tears, I prayed for my friend.  I prayed for her husband and her sweet children who I adore.  I prayed for healing and peace and hope.

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Greetings!

The journey of marathons and side roads... and Team Inheritance of Hope.

Team Captain LisaWelcome to the new Team Inheritance of Hope blog!  I'll be blogging about endurance events, athletes, Inheritance of Hope events and happenings, families and much more.  I'm excited to get on with this journey!  I want to tell you a little about how I became involved with Team Inheritance of Hope...
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June 27: Leaving a Legacy

"Every Family Deserves a Legacy"®
Three days ago, we were all relative strangers, and now we are a family -- a family that has laughed together, cried together, played together, and learned together. We have all been challenged to look at our lives and consider the legacy we want to leave behind. Certainly that legacy involves a lot of fun and great memories, but it also involves some intentional planning and action.
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June 26: Whitewater Adventure!

Our third day together was packed with fun. The big event was our much-anticipated whitewater rafting trip. Some of us were a little nervous about being at the mercy of the Sacandaga River, but we boarded our rafts in groups of eight and shoved off. Immediately we faced the Cliff Drop, which got our hearts racing! Then the pace slowed for a while, and some of the more adventurous among us jumped in for a cool swim. They had to climb back in, though, so that we could face the Dragon Back rapids and reach the finish line together. Even a light rain didn't dampen the joy of our rafting experience!

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