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Dreaming About My Spring Racing Schedule

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   All Set to Sign Up for a Race While perusing Facebook yesterday I ran across a friend’s post sharing a discount for the upcoming Fiesta 5K, a race I ran two years ago and loved, but had to miss last year because we were in NYC for the […]

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Keeping Up with Physical Therapy

This post contains affiliate links…   Annual Italian Dinner Party Our annual Italian Dinner Party was last night, and as always, it was a tremendous amount of fun. I took Friday off from work which meant Monday through Thursday was much busier than normal with my Friday clients and class rescheduled to earlier in the […]

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Ten Reasons to Stay Well Hydrated

When was the last time you felt well hydrated, truly hydrated?  Today I’m going to talk about why water is so important to us. In fact, I’ll give you ten reasons (in no particular order) to drink plenty of water.   Water plumps up our cells and makes our skin look much healthier. Dehydration reduces […]

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Taking One Step Forward and Two Steps Backward with My Favorite Exercise

This post contains affiliate links…   Physical Therapy Continues I continued physical therapy this past week with sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My therapist introduced squats, leg curls, and lateral leg raises back into my routine – one exercise at each visit. I’m supposed to avoid lifting heavy objects and I am still focusing […]

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Ask Coach Deb About Running on a Treadmill Versus Outside, Energy Gels, and Running Form

This post contains affiliate links…     Even though my last installment of Ask Coach Deb was over a year and a half ago, I’ve worked with several running clients during the time span since that last edition. My running clients usually meet with me in person every few months to discuss how their training […]

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This post contains affiliate links…   On the Road to Recovery After a follow up appointment with my doctor on Tuesday, we determined that I felt enough better that I could skip the second spinal injection and start physical therapy immediately. I opted to go with a new-to-me physical therapist who specializes in spines and […]

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This post contains affiliate links…     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 I started physical therapy yesterday and […]

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On the Road to Recovery? Fingers Crossed!

I’m going to keep this week’s rundown super short…   Following up on Injury Recovery I got my first spinal injection on Tuesday and by Friday my foot was no longer tingly and numb. I’m not feeling totally back to normal, but feel that I’m finally headed in the right direction. Whether or not I’ll […]

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All the Excuses

Even Personal Trainers Can Have “all the Excuses” This past week’s workouts were less than stellar and taking a cue from some of my clients, I came up with “all the excuses” for why I couldn’t workout. I’ve long known that my chances are far better at getting my run in if I get up […]

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A Week Without Running…

This post contains affiliate links…   New Years Resolutions Means New Clients With the New Year/New Me focus all over social media, it’s not surprising that getting fit and losing weight is a top New Year’s resolution for many people. As a result, I had three new clients this past week. New clients always take […]

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This post contains affiliate links…   Brittany Runs a Marathon Versus the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Silicon Valley On Friday afternoon, I wrapped things up with my last client at 4 PM. Bill got home from work shortly after me and asked if I just wanted to chill for the rest of the day. After […]

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Year of Running 2019

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links… As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on 2019 and my year of running, something I’ve been doing since 2014. For whatever reason I can’t find my 2015 post so I can only assume that it’s been sucked into the great abyss of the […]

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Family Christmas Celebrations Bill, our sons, daughter-in-law, and I spent last weekend visiting my mom on the farm. After the craziness of the last few weeks, it was nice to kick back and relax with family for a few days. We arrived home around 3 PM on Monday and after unpacking, I hit up the […]

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Runfessions of Old School Logging, Kringle Addictions, and Funny GoPro Captures

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   ~ 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, and […]

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Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays with a Favorite Christmas Memory

  As I reflect back over Christmases past, one of my favorite memories is from when our youngest son was about four years old. It was our church’s first year with a home and even though the actual church building hadn’t yet been built, mass was held in the newly built school’s multipurpose room. As […]

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Searching Walnut Grove Farm for the Perfect Christmas Tree

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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Catching Up with a Good Friend and Fashion over Function

Catching up with a Great Friend My friend Craig and I go way back. I first met him at Worldgate Sport & Health where I was a trainer and he was a dedicated member. It was our mutual love of Hokie football that initially brought us together and that led to a weekly Friday morning […]

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2019 didn’t find me toeing the line at as many races as most years, but you can bet that I had fun at the four races I ran. The 5K’s were both local, but I traveled to run the half marathon and 4-miler. All were run with either friends or family and I only had […]

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Last Minute Shopping Ideas 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, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute to shop. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and in the spirit of the season, I wrote […]

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Cruisers Annual Christmas Party Ten years ago when I set up our Cruisers Facebook group, I set our description as, “Group of running friends who meet each Saturday to run together and train for multiple distance races, stay fit, and have fun together on the running trail. Must be willing to get up early on […]

 
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