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Friday Features


For fun:21 Things You Should Never Say to People Who Are Actually Gluten-Free 

For health: 
-  Five Eczema Triggers to Avoid, by Mommypotamous
"What the Government Got Wrong About Nutrition -- And How It Can Fix It", via The Huffington Post

For food: 
Tomato Basil Vinaigrette, from my friend, the Little Chef Big Appetite
Eggs Benedict from The Paleo Mom (including nut-free Paleo English muffins and dairy-free Hollandaise Sauce!).  For more recipes from Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, get your hands on The Paleo Approach Cookbook:

For thought: 
- Christine asks, Why can't we own our PRs and accomplishments without always qualifying them?
-Carla asks Does closing comments turn blogging into lecturing?

For success:"Winners can tell you where they are going..."

Have a great weekend!

Set a New Pace: summer virtual 5k

In the beginning of the month, I signed up for Toni's "Welcome to Summer Virtual 5k", hoping it would motivate me to get running!

Every day this month seemed to be either pouring rain or sweltering heat.Not my cup of tea. So, sadly, most of my runs were on the treadmill.  However, I kept moving, I challenged myself with intervals and steady runs.  Most were in the two- to four-mile range.  Nothing amazing, but decent half-hour workouts.  
Before I knew it, it was time to be running the virtual race!  Wow, June flew by quickly.  (Every month seems to be going by quickly...)  Not wanting to run in 98-degree humidity on Sunday, I went to the gym to complete the run on the treadmill.  Better than nothing, and it turned out, one of my best runs yet.
I stepped on, set the incline to my standard 0.5%, and after a 3-minute walking warm up, set the speed to 6.5 mph and ran.  Now, usually I do 6.0 when I'm planning to just run continuously.  That's my comfortable pace.  Th…