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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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Apparently Stalking the Weather isn’t Just for Runners I became more and more obsessed with stalking the weather for this morning’s Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour as the week wore on. Here’s a summary of my findings… Wednesday – Morning low of 55° with a high of 56° and 70% chance of rain Thursday […]

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A Perfect Day of Workouts and a Spur-of-the-Moment Whirlwind Visit to the Farm

My Kind of Day So this is how my Monday went down: 5-mile run ✓ 1-hour of strength training ✓ 30-minutes Yoga for Flexibility ✓ 15-mile bike ride ✓ I was in heaven! For various reasons, several of my Monday clients rescheduled to another day and I ended up only working three hours. I took […]

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From Marathon Monday to Easter with Pablo

Cheering on Boston On Monday, I celebrated the 123rd Boston Marathon by wearing my 2010 Boston hoodie. I had the TV on in the background so my clients and I could keep an eye on the race, but by the time the elite runners were finishing, I’d driven to train clients at another location and […]

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Cheering on Runners and Bunny Hopping

Paying it Back to the Running Community On Sunday, Erin, Tracy, and I met to cheer on the runners of the Loudoun Half as they closed in on their final half mile of the race. It was fun seeing our MRTT and Cruiser friends out racing and being on the other side of the cheering/encouraging […]

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Blogging Friends Just Wanna Have Fun

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.   Girls Just Wanna Have Fun On Sunday evening I got a text from Deborah asking if I’d like to join her, Kim, Coco, Erica, Linda, and several of Deborah’s MRTT friends for dinner on Friday as they celebrated their upcoming race, the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. Imagine about […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee:  Our Bench, Cherry Blossoms, and Setting the Record Straight

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 I’m excited to see both of our fabulous coffee date hosts tonight at a pre-race dinner hosted by […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… I Love Me Some Power Tools We have a planter built into our deck that was once painted to match the lattice work on the sides of the deck. The paint constantly chipped and peeled and unless it had just been painted, it looked terrible. Sanding it down and […]

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A Sixteen-Week High in Running Miles

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… Shout-out to Mekhi Lewis Last night Virginia Tech got its first ever individual title when Mekhi Lewis, a red-shirt freshman, became the NCAA Champion at 165 pounds. Bill and I watched Mekhi wrestle when we were in Blacksburg in February. He is such a strong and dominate athlete and […]

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Let’s Talk Running Medicine and What I Learned

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… Running Medicine 2019 On Thursday and Saturday I attended the Running Medicine 2019 Conference at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia. My sister-in-law Eva works for the Office of Continuing Medical Education at UVA and is the program manager of the conference. I had […]

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Heading South to Warmer Weather and Where Did my Running Endurance Go?

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… A Little Winter Respite Bill and I just returned from a quick getaway to Tampa, Florida where we attended our niece’s wedding. It was a delightful and much-needed mini-vacation where we enjoyed temps in the 70’s while it snowed back home. These pasty white legs enjoyed some breathing room […]

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A Run is a Run, No Matter How Short!

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   A Name I Can Get Behind Welcome to the new weekly linkup of all things fitness related, especially recaps of the previous week’s workouts. It’s the same recap, but with a new name and new hosts. I have to admit that when I saw the name of the […]

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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…   Drum Roll Please   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that I ran yesterday for the first time since my New Year’s Day 5K. Granted it […]

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Snow, Rain, and Wind Surrounding a Quick Trip to the Farm

An Unexpected Snow Day Wednesday was an unexpected snow day! I knew the snow was coming, but didn’t expect the gym to actually announce the day before that it would be closed all day on Wednesday. My clients who were scheduled to come to my home gym didn’t have 4-wheel drive and chose to ere […]

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Working Toward Recovery and Another Pablo Visit

Hydration is the Key Earlier this week I mentioned on Instagram that I’ve been sluggish recently and eating mindlessly. Initially, I attributed it to being injured and not able to run, but then I realized that I’d not been very good at hydrating lately. I spent last week focusing on staying properly hydrated and eating […]

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Physical Therapy and Dry Needling:  Getting me Closer to the Running Trail with Each Visit

Planking and Foot Numbness I’ve been doing daily five-minute planks for two and a half years. As a result, my core has gotten much stronger and helps support my weakened lower back. A few weeks ago I started noticing that my right foot would be numb when I stood up at the end of my […]

 
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