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Monday, August 14, 2006

Favorite Posts

Here are a few reader favorites, by category. Let me know if you have a favorite post, or if you have a topic you want me to write about, and I’ll try my best.

Traveling to Interesting Places:
The One About Vegas - in which I took my Mannequin, Francine, to see U2.

Going to Manhattan - I loved it.

Fun with my Personal Trainer, Malibu Stacey:
In which my mannequin, Francine, meets Malibu Stacey.

Malibu Stacey's Hot and Julie Cheats

@juliejulie by the numbers: I actually lost a bunch of fat and gained some muscle with Stacey

Playing with Malibu Stacey's Big Black Tubes

My New Hair, with Rachel Ebarb

Here's my startup blog: The Startup Wife all about living the life of an entrepreneur with my husband.

Being an Entrepreneur - Chubby Mommy Starts a Software Company: Starting Something Big: Preparing for my Oprah Moment

Yes, it really is all about me... - first post! Me and my love/hate relationship with running

I Really Am Chubby!

Oh Deer, Dogs! Perilous Running in Bend - running in NW Bend – Yikes, dear and dogs!

Running with Friends - See, I do still run, sometimes...

Running Hills with my Dog - Maria Multola, growing up in Nike Town.

Money for Running - short little thing about motivation

Chubby Mommy Goes to Yoga - ouch! I’m a yoga drop out...actually, I still do it at home, by myself, sometimes.

Bob Dylan and how Art Stops Time

I Want a Show at MOMA: Blue Glass Lady Jar Head and Altoids Art

Self Portrait: juliejulie does and art project

Cheval Grec - my modern masterpiece

Art Geeks and Printmaking at Atelier 6000

Stapled Pants - Lazy Mom's Guide to Fashion - typical working mom, get’s ready to go on a business trip

Home Again, Home Again - what my business trips are actually like

Clever Tricks for Working Moms - just say no to guilt

Moms, Dads and Puppies - mother’s day post, a bit sappy, about our new puppy and teenage daughter

My Last Drive-Through Car Wash - reader favorite, about a bad carwash experience. The Car Talk guys loved it!

Licorice Martinis - don't try this at home


Cathy Sassin, Intrafitt:
Trying and not Crying with Intrafitt

Instant Gladiator - Not!

Debby Bowen, Rebound Sports Pilates:
Pilates Body - Preparing for Floppiness


Coming soon! Chubby Mommy Running Club shirts are on order now, and we’ll put them up here for sale as soon as they arrive. They will cost $13 or $15, I think, depending on the style of shirt.

These logo shirts, in blue or orange, will feature the Chubby Mommy Running Club logo on the front, and our mantra “Try, not cry!” on the back. Let me know if you want one, and I’ll try to keep enough in stock for quick shipping.


Thanks to our generous sponsors, partners, advertisers and supporters. I often trade goods and services for a review, if something looks interesting to me, and I’ll always disclose this when I post.

Please note: I’m picky about who I write about, since it’d be dumb for me to lie. So, if you think you have something cool to send me so I can test it, or you want me to try one of your classes and write about it, email me, and I’ll think about it. I like off-the-wall, goofy, alternative fitness options most especially, since they make great blog fodder, and I believe fitness can be fun. Sometimes it’s just hard work, but if I can distract myself from my heavy breathing, I will.

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Gold Star Club

We want to help and encourage our readers to feel good about “trying, not crying!” If you have fitness goals you’d like to list publicly, here’s the place to do it. Leave comments here, and we’ll check in regularly. Public comment posting is an easy forum. Some day we’ll add some more advanced forum features, so stay tuned.

For now, we’ll give out virtual gold stars to worthy posts and achievements, and eventually, we’ll be sending real prizes.

If your company would like to be a Gold Star Club sponsor, let us know, and we’ll give out schwag bags as we see fit, and sponsor contests, too. We’ll list your link and thank you profusely and publicly on this blog.

We will only accept product we like, however, so don’t be mad if we say no to your generous offer. Hey, it’s our blog, man!

Our readers are a great target market niche, so think about Chubby Mommy Running Club when you’re figuring out your marketing plan. Coupons are an easy way to measure ROI, too, and we’re happy to offer download-able coupons for your business as prizes.

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