Mom and I had some errands to run in town yesterday so I got up early for my run. Not so early that I was afraid of running into a coyote or bear coming in from an early morning of foraging for food, but early enough to see most of the sun rise.
As I’ve mentioned before, all of my runs when I’m visiting the fa [...]
As you know, I’m visiting my mom this week and that means that my running routes are far different than those that I see at home. Settle back and let me take you on a run along the very same roads that a very young Deb used to run… Wearing my Asics Gel Scouts, I left the house for a combined trail/pavement run. The course I cho [...]
Yesterday, I was cleaning about 8.5 inches of snow off of my car and postponing my trip to visit my mom.
Today, VDOT had my back, and it was clear sailing all of the way across the great Commonwealth of Virginia!
Stay tuned for some muddy country road runs in the next few days…
Would y [...]
This morning Bill, several Cruisers, and I ran the Reston 10 Miler. It’s a part of the =PR= Race Series that I’ve told you about before, and this particular race benefited the South Lakes High School Track & Field team. Back when I last ran this race in 1998 and 2001, Potomac River Running Stores hadn’t opened yet. Sin [...]
Tomorrow I’m running the Reston 10 Miler again for the first time in several years. This prompted me to dig deep to remember stories from the previous years I’ve run it. The first thing I learned is that I’ve only run the race twice before, but I would have guessed that I’d run it several times. Maybe the hilly cour [...]
Soooo, I did it again! Yesterday while demonstrating an exercise to a client, I tweaked my back. It feels pretty good except when I first stand up after sitting, and then I walk all stiff and bent over for a couple of minutes while my back spasms… and then I’m fine. I immediately put heat on it and that seems to sooth it. Sinc [...]
We’ve had a couple of unexpected snowfalls this week, but you won’t hear me complaining until mid-March. Then even this snow-lover will be ready for spring.
Yesterday morning we woke up yet again to fresh snow on the ground and snow coming down at a pretty steady pace. I got up with plans to go running in the next hour or so, an [...]
If you think that you have seen this title on my blog before, you have! A couple of weeks ago I accidentally published this article in draft form. I had set it up to post on a Friday, but then forgot to finish writing it! Basically, my readers saw my notes for about a day before I realized it had published. I immediately took down the pos [...]
I have a deep-seated weariness that I haven’t experienced in a very long time. It’s the kind of weariness that I used to experience after I spent the day cutting the grass, spreading mulch, and planting flowers, after going on a long run with the Cruisers earlier in the morning! The only difference is that today I ran 14 miles a [...]
Last night Becky from Running On Happy sent me a text letting me know about a running link-up that she thought I’d be interested in joining. It sounded like a fun challenge to get my running story down to 250 words, so I decided to join the fun!
MY RUNNING STORY
My brother talked our parents into letting me join
Last night Potomac River Running Store hosted our local Moms RUN This Town running club for an evening out and a short seminar on the biomechanics of running. We were originally scheduled to have a yoga for runners class, too, but the yoga instructor slipped on ice earlier this week and hurt her ankle. I hope she’s recovering nicely.
Recently, a friend reached out to me for help setting up a gym at her office. Her company is converting an empty office into a workout room and she called me to find out what equipment she should buy to get the most bang for her company’s buck. We talked for a few minutes and I gave her some ideas, and promised to get back in touch wi [...]
A few weeks ago, Amy wrote about her upcoming marathon on her blog, Run / Write / Hike. She talked about her marathon goals, how running is a stress reliever for her, and how for this particular marathon she isn’t chasing a particular time. Amy went on to discuss how blogging has impacted our running:
For better or worse (and mostly for [...]
Today’s 53′rd annual George Washington’s Birthday Marathon organized by the DC Road Runners Club had to be canceled due to the recent heavy snowfall. However, in honor of the event, I am publishing my throwback recap from when I ran the race.
Back on February 20, 2000 I decided just a week or two earlier to run in the George [...]
Love is buying your favorite chocolates for your Valentine, and then trading!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
And the winner of the $35 Road ID e-coupon giveaway is Sue Tate! Sue, I will be contacting you via email to give your e-coupon number to you. Congratulations!
If you didn’t win, you can order your very own [...]
During the winter, I watch the weather forecasts like a hawk. I’m always looking for that next big snow. Last night when the first snowflakes started falling, I actually did a little happy dance, much like our sons did as toddlers when Bill got home from work. They were so happy to see him that they danced by stomping their feet and [...]
I headed out for my run a little earlier than usual this morning in hopes of catching a magnificent sunrise. You know the saying, “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” Well, I figured with the winter storm warning we are under that we would have a beautiful sunrise. It was okay…
This morning Bill, our friend Beth, and I ran in the Run Your Heart Out 5K in Reston. Race proceeds went to the American Heart Association to support life-saving efforts in research and education. From their website…
This year we are proud to announce our partnership with the American Heart Association. With the help from Leidos, a to [...]
Last night we invited friends over to watch the Olympics (I didn’t realize that no actual competitions would be going on – oops), but we enjoyed catching up and watching the festivities. We ordered pizza from our favorite local delivery place, and our friends brought a kale salad from Costco (with added pomegranate seeds), and it [...]
Bill and I have been throwing around the idea of taking dance lessons before Joseph and Julie’s wedding in August. I may be athletic, but I’m not the world’s best dancer. One of my friend’s describes me as “dancing with joy in my heart,” That’s her way of saying, “she has a good personality! [...]