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Buddy’s Late Night Gym 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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Pulling Together Recaps from Seven Days of Hiking and Biking in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada / June 2019

Just like I did last year, for my own ease in stepping back and reminiscing about our vacation in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada earlier this summer while driving 1,684 miles from park to park, I’ve pulled together the recaps from our week of exploring into one tidy little spot on my blog. I hope you’ll […]

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Getting it Done Christmas cards designed, ordered, received, mailed… Check! Christmas tree lights fixed using a magic Light Keeper Pro (affiliate link)… Check! Before…   After – I forgot to take an equal “lights working” picture before I decorated the tree…   House decoration completed… Check! Decent amount of gifts purchased on cyber Monday… Check! […]

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Las Vegas: Yay or Nay?

When we planned our trip out west in June, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas was the closest airport to Washington, Utah which would serve as our home base for the week. Once the decision was made to fly into McCarran, Bill and I tossed around the idea of going out a couple of days […]

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About Turkey Dash Charlotte The 2019 Turkey Dash Charlotte was held at The Village at Robinson Farm in Charlotte, NC on a gorgeous Thanksgiving morning with near perfect racing weather. The event is a family run labor of love described on their Facebook page as “… a way to celebrate and give thanks for all the […]

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Helping Mom Get Ready for Christmas Bill and I drove to my mom’s house last Sunday for a few days before heading on to Charlotte for Thanksgiving. I think I may have worn her out because we were pretty much in high gear the whole time we were together. We left her house at 9 […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee: New Bench Pads, Organizing for Christmas, and the Only Place I’ll Go Black Friday Shopping

  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. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that while on a run in early November along the trail behind our […]

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Thankful and Blessed

  I have always loved Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for my many blessings. Thanksgiving is… A time to reflect and be grateful A time to gather with family A time to enjoy fall’s bounty A time to relax before the pressure of the upcoming holiday season hits This year our Thanksgiving will be very different […]

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Our final stop on day six (June 27th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, was to check out Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. It was more of a quick stop than our visit back in 1983 we we took the full tour of the 710-foot tall structure and even walked […]

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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese I was super busy this past week with work, but had a huge hole in my schedule mid-day on Wednesday. I took advantage of the extra time to make my famous Smoke Gouda and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese to put in the freezer for Thanksgiving. I can take […]

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We spent June 27th, day six of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, exploring several attractions in the vicinity of Page, Arizona, one of which was Lower Antelope Canyon. It was the only day our family split up, and while Bill, Daniel, Jess, and I drove the 154 miles to Arizona, Jospeh and […]

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On day six (June 27th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, our family split up for the first time. While Bill, Daniel, Jess, and I drove 152 miles to Arizona to check out Horseshoe Bend, Jospeh and Julie chose to stay closer to our Airbnb in Washington, Utah for some local hiking. […]

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My Birthday Week Contrary to how my friend Craig thinks I celebrated my birthday by barhopping and clubbing every night this past week (make that month), I kept it low-keyed. 😂😂😂 I worked a normal day and even opted to cook dinner on my actual birthday rather than going out. I met my good friend […]

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It’s November 14th so that Means I’m Updating My Birthday Letter to Myself

Six years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate […]

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We spent June 26th, day five of our family vacation to Utah, Nevada, and Arizona, exploring Bryce Canyon National Park. Of Utah’s Mighty 5 – Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, and Capitol Reef – Bryce Canyon is by far my favorite. There’s just a special place in my heart for those cute hoodoos. Bill and […]

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Real Life Functional Training and a Visit from Pablo

It’s my Birthday Week Daniel, Jess, and Pablo came over for the weekend to help me celebrate my birthday a little early. Pablo picked out my card…   They gave me the best gift – a Nationals World Series Champions t-shirt and a Fight Finished towel! Now that’s true love – giving your mom the […]

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Seven Days, Seven Bitmojis I promise that after today I’ll stop talking about the Nationals winning the World Series, but when you’re a sports fan in the DC area, you’re not used to having a winning team. One exception was the Capitals winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, but prior to that we’d been dry […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee: A Real Live Coffee Date, Hurricane Pablo, and No More Invisible Eyes

  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. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that the Washington Nationals won the World Series and I have never been […]

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Even though we spent the longest amount of time at our forth and final hike on day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, it wasn’t really a hike at all. I would have been more than happy to walk to the observation deck at Coral Pink Sand Dunes, take […]

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On Saturday morning, Bill and I drove to Brunswick, Maryland for The Bike Lane Fall C&O Canal Trail Ride and joined about forty other cyclists who showed up for this very casual ride which was hosted by The Bike Lane. We rode along the C&O Canal towpath at our own paces to Shepherdstown, West Virginia […]

 
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