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FOMO While reminiscing through texts with my friends about how much fun we had at last years New Year’s Day race, I signed up to bring in 2019 with equal fanfare at the New Day New Year 5K. Because I’d been experiencing some pain in my right glute/hammie, I had waited until the Friday night […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Whining Alert and Toning Down the Workouts  As I mentioned last week, I have a cold – it’s in its second full week and still hanging on. Actually, I feel pretty good so I can’t complain. I’m just being overly cautious with this lingering cough and congestion and […]

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Putting Your Race Medals to Good Use

Disclaimer:  I received the following coaster from Kudos for free in exchange for posting pictures on Instagram. I think it’s pretty cool so I decided to also share some pictures on my blog. All opinions are my own…   My Kudos Coaster Plus arrived in a tidy little box, perfect for wrapping for gift giving. Because it had […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Kicking Off the New Year Like… My group of running friends and I have a group text that sees very few idle days. Our virtual conversations go from chatting about our next run to discussing when we can get together for dinner. On New Year’s Eve while making […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee:  Books, Avocados, and Coasters

It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d ask if you read my review of Run to the Light (affiliate link) by Laura King Edwards, and if you left a comment […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Christmas Week On Sunday afternoon, we arrived home from visiting my mom and celebrating an early Christmas with her. On Christmas Eve, we enjoyed our traditional family time after mass and as per usual, we snapped a family picture…   Christmas morning Pablo learned quickly that gift bags […]

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Year of Running 2018

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links… As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on 2018 and my year of running. My friend Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC makes it easy to create a year end wrap-up by posting questions for fellow running bloggers in her linkup, Year of Running. Without further ado, here […]

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Christmas Blessings to You

Joy To The World! The Lord Has Come Let Earth Receive Her King…       Merry Christmas!   Questions: Are you going to be with family today? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you usually do on December 25 since most businesses are closed? Did you run today?

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Let the Holidays Officially Begin Daniel and Pablo arrived at our house on Thursday mid-day for the drive to my mom’s house for an early Christmas. We had the first of Pablo’s Christmas gifts, a new bed, unwrapped and waiting, and he seemed to approve!   The front of a two-day rain storm moved in […]

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2018 didn’t find me toeing the line at as many races as most years, but you can bet that I had fun at the seven races I ran. The 5K’s were run with friends, but I traveled to run the half marathon and 25K. Even though I had my husband along as my own personal […]

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Recovery is the Name of the Game As ordered by my doctor, I lay low like a boss this past week while letting my leg continue to heal. The time saved by skipping workouts was spent with Christmas preparations. I spent two afternoons last minute shopping, sent out our Christmas cards, and spent more time […]

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Buddy’s Late-Night Adventures

I first posted this in December 2015 and it remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy!   The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter. Forgetting the season, forgetting […]

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Running With Santa Each year =PR= Races’ Run With Santa 5K is more like a party in Reston Town Center that just happens to have a race around its outer perimeter. It’s the perfect start to the holiday season, and many of my friends and I now make this race an annual tradition. This was my […]

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Reining it in Whether I Like it or Not

Time To Rest As I lay down on the table for my dermatologist to remove another basal cell from the back of my left knee, he asked what the chances were that he could convince me to stay inactive for two weeks while it healed. He knows me well… I immediately spouted off what I’d […]

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The Perfect Christmas Tree for a Wide-Eyed Little Girl

As a couple, Bill and I have never gone out and cut down a Christmas tree. For several years, we purchased our Christmas tree from a nursery, but eventually started buying them from our local volunteer fire department. I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees in town. Looking back, I’m […]

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Running With a Limp and Back on the Bike

A Good Week for Blogging I spent quite a bit more time than usual this week working on blog posts. I really wanted to get my shoppers guide out during this busy holiday shopping time and wanted to get my turkey trop recapped before today’s race. Also, my husband and I had some exciting news […]

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Park Benches, Lost Medals, and Gradually Heading Toward the Dark Side

It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that Bill and I just donated a park bench to the W&OD Trail. A couple of weeks ago I […]

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2018 Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K Race Recap

About the Race Once again, on Thanksgiving morning my family joined our friends for the 25th annual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K. It’s a fun tradition that’s become the perfect start to our Thanksgiving. The event is broken up into a 10K, 5K, and 2K so there’s a distance for everyone! Here a little information from the […]

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Stress Free Shopping for Gifts for Your Favorite Runner

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   It’s that time of year when trying to figure out what to give your favorite runner or active family member can leave you frazzled. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and in the spirit of the season, I wrote a little song about why it’s easier to shop online… […]

 
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