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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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An Impromptu 24 Hours in NYC by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Instead of saying hello from Geneva, we are still in New York City! Last night as we were boarding our flight from JFK to Paris, Delta announced that they ... Read on »
Taking A Break from Training by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m currently sitting on the roof of the JFK Delta Sky Lounge, enjoying the 80 degree temperatures and last bits of sunshine before our evening flight to Europe. ... Read on »
July Favorite Things by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We’re enjoying the last few hours of vacation in Savannah but I wanted to stop in and share a few of my favorite things. 1. For the past 15 years the Weber’s R ... Read on »
Bo’s 30th Birthday Weekend by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am sun kissed but alive! Things have been quiet on the blog the past few days because we’ve been enjoying a wonderful, long weekend with our friends and family! In ... Read on »
Greetings from Savannah by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The first few days of our vacation were pretty perfect. We quickly found ourselves in a vacation routine which included sleeping until our internal alarm clocks woke ... Read on »
20 Things You May Not Know About Me by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m trying to disconnect this week while I’m home with my family so you’ll be hearing less from my on Twitter and Facebook, but I have lots of blog post ideas for eac ... Read on »
Geneva Sprint Triathlon Recap by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Participating in my first triathlon was an incredible experience! Luckily, I was not alone yesterday as I headed to the starting line. Bo and I headed down f ... Read on »
Boating on Lac Leman by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living During the Summer months, life in Geneva revolves around Lac Leman. Last year, that meant many evening swims after work or picnics with friends. This week, we had the ... Read on »
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 »