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A Healthy, Happier Bear

New York, New York
We were married on November 21st, 2009 and are now enjoying our second year of married life! Each day brings new adventures in New York City. This blog highlights my food and fitness adventures as we become healthier on our way to the 2011 NYC Marathon!
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30 Tips for Your First Triathlon by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As you all know, I’ve spent the past few months training for my first triathlon, the Geneva International Triathlon . Saturday at 8:20am I will zip up my wetsuit and ... Read on »
Homemade Greek Dressing Recipe by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Homemade dressings are the easiest way to make a salad that much better. When I tell people that I make my own dressing they often ask how hard it is and if they too ... Read on »
Geneva Triathlon Training– Pleased by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This evening I traded in my running shoes for spa flip flops in honor of my upcoming vacation and a triathlon training treat! My feet haven’t enjoyed a pedicure since ... Read on »
36 Hours in Paris by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What a wonderful weekend we had in Paris! It was the perfect, quick 36-hour trip to the city of lights. Bo and I decided to use AirBnB for the first ... Read on »
After 8 Years of Running It Finally Happened by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Even though I took today off work, I still woke up at 5:55. Getting out of bed wasn’t easy but as soon as I saw specks of blue sky waking up became far easier. ... Read on »
Outkast at Montreux Jazz Festival by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last night we checked another item off our Switzerland bucket list – Montreux Jazz Festival . A world famous music festival, in its 48th year, Montr ... Read on »
Cooking with Bo: Beef “Fried Rice” by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I know that it’s been too long since I’ve posted a recipe. I apologize. Today, I’ll give you my recipe for healthy “fried rice” (spoiler alert – there actually isn’t ... Read on »
Geneva Triathlon Training – Stronger by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Not every day of training will be perfect. I sat down to write this post and saw that there were many areas I could stress over in regards to last week’s training. On ... Read on »
Fourth of July in Geneva, Switzerland by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The title of this post should really be fifth of July because on the fourth of July, I went to work as if it was any other day. As an expat working abroad in Geneva, ... Read on »
Five Tips to Make Treadmill Long Runs Easier by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve talked about it more than once on this blog. I LOVE Friday morning long runs. It’s one less thing on my weekend to do list and now, while I’m triathlon training, ... Read on »
July 2014 Goals by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So I guess I’m not perfect. I had great aspirations to do a June goal post, just like May, but somehow the month sped away. Speaking of speeding away, how the hell ar ... Read on »
Geneva Triathlon Training– Goodbye June by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living June was a pretty great month training wise. I ended the month feeling stronger than ever! Hopefully this trend continues into July. Right now the month isn’t off to ... Read on »
Mont Blanc 10km Race Recap by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We came. We ran. We didn’t trip and fall. We had a blast! We’re already looking at next year’s 23k cross! Yesterday we completed the Mont-Blanc 10km trail race which ... Read on »
Best Places to Eat in Savannah by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This weekend many of my blog buddies are spending time in my favorite city – Savannah! As most of you know, Bo and I were both raised in Savannah, calling it home unt ... Read on »
Who Lifts You Up? by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Over the past few weeks and months I have found myself stepping out of my athletic comfort zone far more often. Trail running, swimming, signing up for a triathlon, c ... Read on »
Geneva Triathlon Training – Finding Balance by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I finished last week’s training feeling good about the headway I’ve made. I only logged one swim workout and one bike ride but with more than a month until my sprint ... Read on »
Happy First Day of Summer by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I hope you all enjoyed the Summer Solstice , also known as the 1st day of Summer or the longest day of the year! We started the day with a sweat. Around 9, Bo an ... Read on »
Cooking with Bo: Summer Gazpacho by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Nothing screams summer quite like a cold soup and when I think of cold soup, I think of gazpacho. Now, I know that there are other cold sou ... Read on »
Geneva Triathlon Training– Overdosing by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I still haven’t figured out what to truly call this weekly training recap since I’m currently training for 3 events which all require a bit of a different focus. ... Read on »
The Biking Date from Hell by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday Bo and I took our new bikes out for their first ride. After sleeping until our bodies woke up naturally, I had a huge smile on my face when I saw the blue s ... Read on »