Health & Fitness

Go Eva, It’s Your Birth Day

September 19, 2013

Photo by Bellies to Babies.   I’ll admit it. Part of me secretly hoped Mike would show up for baby girl’s delivery heaving with sweat in his Pumbaa costume, perhaps with Nick (in Timon greenery, of course) in tow for good measure, with some backup singing, lamaze coaching, and general hilarity. Just for fairness sake! [...]

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Building the baby belly, week by week

June 26, 2013

Whooo-hooozzzzzzzz. That’s the sound of me rounding into the home stretch of pregnancy — excited but exhausted. Friends, I’m at 36 weeks now and Baby Girl’s still inside! High five! Now I have to lie down. In order to avoid another premature birth plus theatrics during labor and delivery (as comical as that was for [...]

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32 weeks pregnant: if it ain’t broke, break it

June 7, 2013

Really, Universe? A broken foot? Really? The Sunday evening began innocuously enough. The final Lion King curtain in Nashville came down, and I found myself in a melancholy state, dreading having to part ways with Mike the next day as Max and I would fly to Pennsylvania to spend the rest of my pregnancy with [...]

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I’m almost 40, and turning over a new (salad) leaf

April 15, 2013

There are roughly 2 weeks until I reach four decades of living on this earth. It’s jolting! With a growing family to take care of and provide for, I’ve had to focus on feeling better and staying younger longer. I will be forty, and it’s important for me to be healthier. So I am doing [...]

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Yoga on the road

October 10, 2012

In a life where we bounce from city to city without a stable home base, yoga may just be my saving grace. I was first introduced to yoga as a freshman at Carnegie Mellon.  We had a half hour warmup class every day at 8am, and it included a simple sun salute.  It made me [...]

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Rode hard and put away wet

August 30, 2012

There is a saying I learned while we were in Texas: Rode hard and put away wet. Back in the days when people rode horses and not Priuses, if you had ridden your horse hard, you had to let her cool down before stabling her, letting her drink water and walk the last mile. It [...]

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Greenville’s Greatest Hits

July 29, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in Greenville, SCWe Hollicks left our hearts in Greenville. After the three back-to-back party cities of New Orleans, Orlando and Miami, it felt good to just slow down, surrender to a daily routine, and leisurely romance a sweet, beautiful city instead of hitting various places hard and fast. Now that I’ve [...]

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CrossFit Reaction is making me snatched again

July 5, 2012

I’ve become one of those 30-something women who looks back at old photos longingly, and ponders whether or not she can ever look that good, or feel that confident, again. For instance, here’s a photo of me at age 20, as a cheerleader for Duke University. My body was lean and defined. I was what [...]

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