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Fall Brings In Speedier Paces

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.   Running I’ve been running long enough to understand how much the weather and the time of day I run affects my pace. I was forced to run in the afternoon twice this past week, once due to my schedule and once due to forecasted storms the following morning […]

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Family First, Then The Blog

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. I have a rule: family first, always, and this weekend was no exception! Unless I’ve had a chance to mostly pre-write my Sunday post, it might not get done if my kids are in town. So here’s my weekly rundown, better late than never… On Sunday, Bill and I […]

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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 in July I had a real coffee date with the Ultimate Coffee Date’s fabulous hosts Deborah and Coco. During […]

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And Just Like That, Wednesday Word Sort Of Fizzled Out…

  Fizzle To fail or end feebly especially after a promising start —often used with out ~ Merriam-Webster   I promise that this month’s word wasn’t picked in January with this in mind. It just sort of happened… Wednesday Word started off gangbusters with fifteen to twenty other bloggers linking weekly. After trying to stay on top of […]

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After Weeks Of Mist And Rain, Finally Some Fall-Like Weather!

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. Heavy rain all day long on Sunday kept Bill and me off our bikes. Bill hit the basement for a ride on our spin bike, (affiliate link) but I spent the afternoon chilling, doing laundry, and working on my blog. Just like running on our treadmill (affiliate link), I find riding […]

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2003 LAWS Run For Shelter Half Marathon Race Recap

Fifteen years ago today I lined up with my Cruiser friends to run the 9th Annual LAWS Run For Shelter Half Marathon in Leesburg, Virginia. Proceeds from the race went to help support the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), a shelter that has been in place for thirty-four years serving the needs of Loudoun County. […]

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Runfessions Of A Shy Glasses Wearer And A Naive Biker

~ Runfessions ~ A collection of statements admitting that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…   It’s time again to join in on the fun and clear my conscious of recent running, biking, fitness, and nutrition related faux pas. I know I’ll feel better when I’m done!   I runfess:  We were supposed to go to […]

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Race Linkup:  September 2018 Edition

Welcome to Race Linkup, a monthly linkup opening on the last Monday of every month and staying open for four weeks. Link your race schedule so everyone can see who else will be at the next race and we can arrange meet-ups with other bloggers and our readers. You can link up your race schedule every month or only when you register for […]

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Please Help Me Name My Bike

Last Sunday Bill and I headed out for a 40-mile ride to the end of the W&OD Trail and back. It was my second ride on my new bike, and the first real ride while clipping in. I was extremely cautious at first, but eventually felt comfortable enough to stay clipped in for the duration. […]

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Why I’m Taking A Break From Inversion Therapy

The Initial Injury Back in the winter of 2012 I experienced a debilitating back injury which resulted in sciatic nerve pain in my entire right leg. It was pain like nothing I had ever experienced even though the back injury itself ended up being relatively minor. The injury was so minor in fact, that I […]

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We Did It – The Ashburn Trader Joe’s Is Finally A Reality!

We Did It! We did it! After years of wishing, yearning, pining, and possibly harassing the Trader Joe’s corporate offices, I attended the grand opening of the Ashburn, VA store on the morning of September 6th and it was amazing! I’d never attended a grand opening of a store before; in fact, I usually avoid […]

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Enjoying A Visit From Our Sons And Picking Up My New Bike

Expecting to be leaving for the Outer Banks for almost two glorious weeks of vacation on Friday morning, I had front-loaded my week to free up time for packing and traveling later in the week. If you checked in on the news or any sort of social media this past week, I’m sure you were […]

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A Farewell Ride On My Old Bike And A Visit To The Farm

Without knowing for sure, I suspected that last Sunday’s 36-mile bike ride might be my last ride on my old bike; and just in case it was, I took this picture in front of the Paeonian Springs sign along the W&OD Trail. It’s been a good bike and has gotten me back on the saddle […]

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It Takes A Special Kind Of Talent

Welcome to Wednesday Word, a monthly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. On the first Wednesday of every month you will have a single word prompt to write about. Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. […]

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Riding Our Own Half Century While Checking Out The Reston Century

With plans to ride in the Reston Century until our friend Chuck had ACL reconstruction surgery in March and was instructed not to ride outside until September, Bill and I were curious to see the ride in action on Sunday. Most of the ride is on parkways and streets so we found the W&OD Trail […]

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Pulling Together Recaps From Ten Days Of Running, Hiking, And Biking In Wyoming And Utah

For my own ease in stepping back and reminiscing about our vacation in Wyoming and Utah earlier this summer, I’ve pulled together all ten days worth of recaps into one tidy little spot. I hope you’ll find this useful if you’re considering planning a Grand Teton area or Southern Utah vacation. Just click on the […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Natural Fueling, Pelvic Floor Pain, And Carrying Fifty Extra Pounds While Running

  A few weeks ago, one of my clients asked if she could give one of her training sessions to her daughter Heather (not her real name) who is running her first marathon in October (Marine Corps Marathon). Heather had already built up her long-run to sixteen miles, but wanted me to check out her […]

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Race Linkup: August 2018 Edition

Welcome to Race Linkup, a monthly linkup opening on the last Monday of every month and staying open for four weeks. Link your race schedule so everyone can see who else will be at the next race and we can arrange meet-ups with other bloggers and our readers. You can link up your race schedule every month or only when you register for […]

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Lunch With My Runner Friends, Dynamite, And A Stylin’ New Robe

Tuesday’s run was at 5 AM, in the dark, uneventful, and unphotographed.  My pace was a tad faster than I’ve been running; in fact, since returning from visiting my mom I’ve shaved about 30 seconds off of my average pace. Granted, I’d slowed down significantly since running the Grand Teton Half simply because with no big […]

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What Happened To My Guns?

What Happened To My Guns? Blessed with my dad‘s genes (his nickname in the Army was Muscle Hubble), I’ve always had great shoulder and arm definition. Until I didn’t… Which brings forth the question, “What happened to my guns?” For years, mixing up my favorite shoulder and arm exercises worked fine and dandy, and I was […]

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