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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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Good Luck Marine Corps Marathoners and Washington Nationals!

A Fun Day Hanging with Kim in Arlington  A couple of weeks ago, Kim emailed asking if I had any availability to meet her on Friday before the Marine Corps Marathon. She would be arriving several hours before she could check into her Airbnb and had plenty of time to kill. Luckily for me, my […]

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Six Years Already?  It was six years ago tonight that my mom called with the heartbreaking news that my dad had just passed away after being the picture of health until an unexpected bout with pneumonia. During the whirlwind days that followed his death, I wrote this tribute to him. Some days it seems like […]

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The third of four hikes on day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, wasn’t much more than an in-and-out of our car, been-there-seen-that sort of jaunt. We had decided to stay in Southern Utah for the day and the Kanab / Grand Staircase Escalante region provided plenty of opportunities […]

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On, June 25th, day four of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, we drove to the Grand Staircase Escalante region. Our first stop was to gather information from the Kanab Visitor Center park rangers who made several recommendations of short hikes in the surrounding area. Following their recommendations, we headed to Dinosaur Tracks […]

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Don’t Tell My Dentist, but it Turns Out that “Flossing” May Not be Good for Me

Could It Have Been the Flossing? As I mentioned in last week’s rundown, my right leg/lower back/right SI joint started feeling a little wonky within the first mile of my Saturday morning five-mile run. Instead of listening to my body and either slowing to a walk or stopping altogether, I chose to grit it out […]

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On day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, we drove to the Grand Staircase Escalante region. With the help of the park rangers at the Kanab Visitors Center, we picked Dinosaur Tracks as our first hike of the day. From our Airbnb in Washington, Utah, Dinosaur Tracks was only […]

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2019 Marine Corps Half Marathon Race Recap

  The seeds for running the Marine Corps Half Marathon in Camp Lejeune, NC were sewn back in February when my Cruiser friend Beth told me about last year’s race being canceled after Hurricane Florence ravaged the area. As a result, Beth’s registration was deferred and she invited me to join her for this year’s race. The […]

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Family Time and Back to Babying My Body

From Farm to City… Last Sunday, we left my mom’s house after visiting overnight after our previous two-night stay in Blacksburg. We got to spend a little time with Hobbes and Callie before hitting the road to drive home.   Once home, we unpacked quickly and got back in the car to drive to Arlington […]

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Disclaimer: 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 join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that I’ve recently been noticing that my posture […]

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When in Blacksburg… Arriving in Blacksburg Thursday evening with bright and expectant eyes for another fun-filled football weekend, Bill and I unpacked our stuff and headed straight to Cabo Fish Taco for dinner and drinks. Our friends Jim and Dee joined us to help close the place down (it closes at 10 PM LOL) and […]

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Wrapping up Our Weekend On Sunday, the day after the race, we drove from our friends Beth and Tom’s beach condo to their home a couple of hours inland. There, we were treated to a different kind of water view complete with a double rainbow just before dinner. We had another delightful evening and relaxing […]

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Visiting Friends for the Marine Corps Half in Camp Lejeune

It Was a Busy Week and I Loved It It never fails that whenever I plan to head out of town, I have at least one new client reach out to me wanting to schedule a consultation or session for that week. This past week, I had three new clients scheduled plus I taught Fitness […]

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Block Party Forgiveness To say my neighbors outdid themselves when planning our block party for Labor Day evening would be an understatement. We had a dunk tank, bounce house, two corn hole sets, ladder golf, a fire pit for making s’mores, and fireworks, but most importantly, we had a Chick-fil-A truck! Additionally, we had several […]

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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. Won’t you join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. First of all, I’d tell you that I am not making this up! I saw a guy […]

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It’s Taper Time and My First Salmon Bowl

I Just Can’t Help Myself… Before I talk about my workouts, I have to share a few pictures of Pablo taken during the last fews day of his visit. Bill and I are finally starting to get a little more relaxed with him and let him play off-leash in our yard. Like any good dog, […]

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Runfessions of a Vanilla Scented Runner

  ~ 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 maybe, just maybe, I’ll give you […]

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Workouts Are More Fun with Friends by Your Side

He’s Baaack… Pablo is enjoying another long weekend at Camp Mim and Grandpab while his parents are enjoying time with Jess’ family in California. BTW, Grandpab is not a typo. 😉 I can’t stand how cute he is and really miss the little fellow when he goes home. We’ll be watching him two more times […]

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Returning to Zion National Park On Sunday, June 23rd, we started day two of our family vacation by making the 50-minute drive from our AirBnB in Washington, Utah to Zion National Park.  We found parking in Springdale and hopped on the free shuttle to the south entrance of the park. It had been nearly 36 years […]

 
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