Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

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Mountain bikes, attic cleaning, and a whole lot of dirt.


It turns out that cleaning an attic is really not all that different from mountain biking, especially if your attic is tiny, hot, and has a ladder trapdoor. Like mountain biking, it’s a little dangerous, really sweaty, kind of painful, bruise and muscle-pain inducing, …

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What is the right plan?


I currently have a training plan. And I think it’s a good one. (At least, I thought it was.) However, I think I’m in the minority on that opinion. I came up with it after trying to figure out how to work around a …

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A Day in the Life


In the spirit of trying to eat healthy/live healthy for a week, I figured I would actually write down a “day in the life,” bit by bit. It’ll probably be boring, but enjoy! 6-9AM: roll out of bed and check email. Start working on …

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Goal of the Week: Clean Eats!


I’ve decided, after this past week of working towards a goal of maintaining not drinking soda for 7 days, that I have an easier time meeting goals/maintaining them if I set a distinct time-frame.  So I’m going to try this experiment of having a …

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No Dew? No Problem!


I made it an entire week without Mountain Dew, soft drinks, or with the exception of half a margarita (it was Margarita Night!), any caloric beverages at all. Yep, I’m pretty proud right now. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be …

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Family Matters


Sunday was a good day. Why? Honestly, not totally sure. It started out as a serious bummer, driving to my parent’s house in the morning, cloudy skies, drizzling rain, and if I’m being totally honest, a completely insane (and I mean this in a …

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Surviving a Bike Fit


A bike fit: the only time where someone can tell you that you have mismatched legs, weird feet, too broad shoulders, and a weird head (ok, that one was when I was looking at helmets), and you still say thank you at the end.  …

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Survival of the Fittest


This week has been… interesting thus far.  And crazy-busy! In my non-caffeinated non-sugar-high state, it’s been sort of tough.  But I haven’t been quite as grumpy as I expected to be!  I’m into Day 3, and I swear I can already see and feel …

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Nutrition Overhaul: Part 1


I have a confession: I’m addicted to Mountain Dew. I don’t mean that in a hyperbolizing way, I mean it in an “I get weepy if I haven’t had my daily 2 cans and there isn’t any in the house.”  I’ve been known to …

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