20 Marbles

Over the past 2 years, I’ve had some personal goals: lose 20 lbs, train for a relay race, improve my skiing/snowboarding, and launch a new blog. In the process of pursuing these goals, I have taken the Empire Building Kit Program, participated in the Body Project course, and I have gone for it on my own. I…

Potatoes: The Best Treasure Hunt Ever!

Have you ever harvested potatoes? Embarrassingly, I must admit….I didn’t know what a potato plant looked like until this year (yes, I have lived in Idaho for 9 years!) This is a potato plant (from my organic garden class) And, this is how the potatoes connect to the roots of the plant. And the fun part…

Gardening Four Feet at a Time

My husband and I are fortunate to live on a residential lot that is about a fourth of an acre in size. This is a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because it’s great to have so much space and we’ve been able to host a number of large gatherings in the back yard.…

Why fashion matters

I am in NY this week for business, and staying at the Hilton NY Fashion District hotel. While eating breakfast and killing time until my room was ready (following my red-eye flight), I couldn’t help but notice the fabulous,  fashionably dressed group of women, all in black and grey, with great haircuts, at the table next…

We’ve Changed Our Title

Welcome to Bicycles and Blueberries! You may remember us by our old blog title, Saturday Long Runs. We’ve changed the name to more accurately reflect what we, Susan and Jennifer, do on Saturday mornings, which includes much more than heading out together for a long run. We do yoga. We ride our bikes. We visit…

The Magnet: My Superhero Persona

I just read a great blog post at Nerdfitness.com. It’s about   picking a super hero persona…one to help you power through your goals. “Make the superhero version of yourself do all of the things that you’re afraid of or struggling with. Why? Because superheroes attack problems in way different ways than a normal cubicle dweller.…

2011 Recap

Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve has come and gone, and I am eagerly looking forward to a brand new year. But before I hurl myself toward the goals and plans I have for 2012, I want to take a quick peek back at a few personal highlights from 2011: -Finally, I learned how to…