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Bear Sightings, a Cold Snap, and Time on the Farm

Bears, Bears, Everywhere As I mentioned last week, I extended my stay after our two-day family reunion and spent this past week with my mom. Last weekend, my relatives local to the area were telling stories of all the recent bear encounters. One had been seen on a section of the road along the river […]

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Mid-day Runs, Bike Rides, and the Zoomies

Visitors of the Best Kind I’ll start with one of the highlights of my week when three of my four favorite guys stopped by to visit – my other favorite guy lives with me. 😉 Joseph happened to be in town on Thursday afternoon, so Daniel and Pablo joined him for a visit. We missed […]

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About the Firecracker 5K The 2019 Firecracker 5K, hosted by PR Races, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Independence Day. It was my 7th consecutive year of running what has become one of my favorite races. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the celebration of our nation’s birthday than with a fun […]

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A Wet Start to the Week On Monday at around 7:20 AM, I arrived one of the gyms where I work just as the sky opening up to a torrential downpour as I pulled into the gym parking lot. I considered waiting it out in my car until I finally gave up and made a […]

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Choosing a Suitable Mountain Biking Trail On the last full day of our Southern Utah vacation, we rented mountain bikes from Red Coyote Cyclery in Virgin; and after discussing the difficulty level of the local trails with the friendly shop experts, we chose Jem Trail. Last year in Moab, I discovered I’m not particularly good […]

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My First Race in Over Six Months and Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day! Several of my friends and I started our Independence Day off with a bang by running in the Firecracker 5K. We had a blast as usual and I’m so glad I was able to join in on the fun!   Once home, I met with two clients and then chilled for the […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee:  Getting Older, Unexpected Flowers, and a Surprise Book

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. Considering I’ve been slacking since April’s coffee klatch, I’ll go first…   May’s/June’s Missed Lowdown   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that I received the following text from […]

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Exploring Scenic Arizona and Southern Utah

How to Recap our Incredible Family Vacation Yesterday we flew home from, quite possibly, my second best vacation ever (Italy was the best). Having our adult children with us to explore the desert southwest made one our favorite places all the more meaningful. I’ve decided the best way to recap this incredible family vacation is […]

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Runfessions of an Idle 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!   I runfess:  I took a 21-minute […]

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Healing and Hiking

Short and Sweet No, I’m not talking about me; although, I have lost 1.5 inches in height from my younger days… Could it be all that pounding on the pavement while running thousands of miles over my lifetime? Probably… What’s short and sweet are the activities in this week’s RunDown. I really don’t have a […]

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Early on Saturday, May 18, Bill and I loaded our Salsa bikes onto the back of our car for a trip to DC where we were meeting Cruiser friends for our first time participating in the 4th-Annual DC Bike Ride, a 20-mile car-free ride through the streets of DC. Among our friends were Chuck and […]

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Lots of Family Time and a Cruiser Farewell

An Early Father’s Day Celebration Yesterday, the kids treated Bill to an early Father’s Day celebration at Bear Chase Brewery where we had a delightful time just sitting around and chatting while enjoying good food and drinks. Even though I’m not a beer drinker, I had plenty of alternative choices and settled on a red […]

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the days leading up to officially becoming a Trumpet Head when Bill and I joined our friends and approximately 32,000 other bikers for our first riding of the 40-Mile Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour. Our friends were veterans – some riding for as many as twelve years […]

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A Relaxing Couple of Days at the Beach After an absolutely fantastic time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday enjoying wedding festivities, Bill and I embraced just chillin’ on Sunday and Monday, our last two days on the Outer Banks. We left our beach house around 2 PM on Monday and got home just in time […]

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Recovering from a Busy Weekend with an Even Busier Weekend

Summer Kickoff Success Thank you for your wishes for great weather for our annual Summer Kickoff Barbecue last Sunday. The storms held off until well after midnight and we had delightful weather, albeit slightly warm for my taste. It just goes to show that stalking the weather does nothing more than add stress to the […]

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Remembering Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

Today’s post is a favorite rerun from a previous Memorial Day… On this Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live freely in this beautiful country. May God bless our nation’s heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery; and we must not forget those […]

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Chillin’ in Chaturanga and Celebrating Memorial Day

Yoga Friends Sunday afternoon while watering the flowers on our deck, I noticed this little skink hanging out with my yoga frogs. He stayed in chaturanga while eying the frogs in their more relaxing poses.   Summer Kickoff I have to keep this post short and sweet because today’s our Annual Summer Kickoff Barbecue. This […]

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Contrasting Days of Being Lazy Versus Industrious

Mother’s Day, Lazy Day The week started with a lazy and relaxing Mother’s Day. Other than squeezing in a client who would otherwise miss one of her sessions due to travel, I didn’t do a whole lot of anything as I enjoyed a day of rest and relaxation. Our son Daniel and granddog Pablo came […]

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Becoming a Trumpet Head:  Leading Up to our Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour

Learning to Dress for Success Temps in the high 50’s and rainy is an easy call for me when dressing for a run – shorts, a tank, and gloves… Dressing for biking; however, is a whole new challenge for this runner girl. The breeze created while I zip along is a game changer and leaves […]

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Starting the Week with a Rainy Bike Tour and Ending it Reunited with my Running Girls

Unfortunately, WeatherBug was Accurate  Remember last week when I talked about stalking the weather for our Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour? I learned that stalking doesn’t necessarily bring good luck for perfect weather, and for once, WeatherBug was pretty spot on with its forecast of a rainy 58° day. The wind was just an […]

 
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