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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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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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