Category Archives: Mary

Crain Workout Of the Day

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As most of you know I didn’t workout until about 3 years ago. Up till that point I had been active with cycling, walking and some running. I had even done a 5K and a sprint triathlon. But I did these events to complete them, and never knew how to get better. I ran a [...]

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Snacking with 6&6

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Snacking is to Americans what drinking tea is to the Irish! LOL. When I came to this country I was fascinated with the way people constantly grazed on crackers, candies, chips, pretzels etc. I thought it strange to see adults grazing on kiddie food. Then I stopped and realized that in Ireland, we don’t graze [...]

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A morning with 6&6!

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A morning smoothie and workout with 6kidsand6packsplus2!! I am not a natural early riser. In Ireland very little happens before 9 am, so adjusting to my kids school start time of 7.30 am was difficult at first. But it’s amazing how you can train your body to adapt! I am now, typically up by 5.30 [...]

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The dogs of 6&6

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The girls and I at 6&6 are all animal lovers. Between us we have 5 dogs, 2 cats and a few fish thrown in! In addition, Lindsay was a canine handler while serving at Oceanside PD. Dogs are a big part of our lives, so I wanted to write about them and about how wonderful [...]

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Injury- the bane of any athlete

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Injury- it’s a word any athlete or fitness fan does not embrace! And it happens so easily and when least expected. I have recently had  2 injuries. The first I got when I fell off my bike as I attempted to correct my road position and hit the lip between the shoulder and the road. [...]

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6 Reasons to attend “Strong from the inside out”

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  Our next workshop on Jan 26th, is a “must go” event. We know that as busy women you have tons of stuff going on, and maybe you would prefer to nap on your Saturday afternoon. But there are times, when you have to prioritize events and errands in your life. We believe that this [...]

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St. Stephen’s Day

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I hope everyone had a very relaxing and rewarding day celebrating Christmas with their family, friends, and God! Christmas in Ireland is at least a 2 day event; Christmas Day and Dec 26th, or St. Stephen’s day as we call it. Both days are national holidays and celebrating St. Stephen’s Day gives us a second [...]

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Christmas Time!

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Christmas time is such a wonderful season…. right??…. no stress, lots of love and joy, no pressures, and most of all full of peace! Sigh, if only- right? What is wrong with us that we have turned a celebration of Jesus’s birthday and season of goodwill into mayhem!?? But the good news, is that we [...]

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Killer 6 Pack Core Workout!

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I love to work out my abs! It’s the strongest part of my body and I have always been able to do core workouts without feeling like I am going to collapse! It’s also a workout that really helps to improve your posture, your carriage, and can actually help in sports like running and cycling. [...]

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Why I Love Health Coaching

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For as long as I can remember I had ambitions to be a healer. Initially I wanted to be a vet, until a week with a county vet showed me everything I ever wanted to know about a calf being born !! LOL. After that I focussed on medicine. Unfortunately I didn’t make medical school [...]

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