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Grateful For A Fabulous Life And Living Happily Ever After

Welcome to Wednesday Word, a monthly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. On the first Wednesday of every month you will have a single word prompt to write about. Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. […]

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Remembering Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

Excerpts from today’s post are from two years ago on Memorial Day weekend… 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. My friend Jim recently posted […]

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Buddy’s Late-Night Return To The Gym

I first posted this in December 2015 and it remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy!   The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter. Forgetting the season, forgetting […]

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A Little Girl, A Big Forest, And Finding 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 then we 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, […]

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Celebrating Big With A Birthday Letter To Myself

Three years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with an age correction in the first paragraph and the annual addition… Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the whole month of November because I’ve […]

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 Don’t fly, mister blue bird, I’m just walking down the road, Early morning sunshine tell me all I need to know. You’re my blue sky, you’re my sunny day. Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way, Turn your love my way, yeah. ~ Allman Brothers As I sat […]

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Flying Deer, Rabid Animals; And What’s The Difference Between A Runner And A Jogger?

Today’s post originally ran 0n December 10, 2013, but when another rabid animal attacked a runner in Maine just last month, I thought it was time to update the post with the newest story… You’re not going to believe this story that I heard about on TV, and later read about in this Washington Post […]

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Ten Years Later And Hokie Nation Is Stronger Than Ever

Today I’m asking forgiveness from Holly and Tricia as I link my non-weekly-wrap post to their linkup. Later this evening I will be posting my normal weekly wrap, but today’s anniversary weighs heavily and I need to share the good to balance out the negative… ************************************************* I’m often asked what it is that gives me such love for […]

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How To Throw An Italian Dinner Party

This is one of my favorite Deb Runs non-running posts, edited slightly to update for tonight’s big event…   Tonight is our annual Italian Dinner Party – a night in February where I can shine and make my husband both happy and proud – happy that he’s getting a good home cooked meal; and proud that I try […]

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Merry Christmas, My Friends!

Joy To The World! The Lord Has Come Let Earth Receive Her King…       Merry Christmas, My Friends!   Questions: Are you going to be with family today? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, what do you usually do on December 25 since most businesses are closed? Did you run today?  

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The Elf In The Gym

This first ran last December and remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy!   The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter.  Forgetting the season, forgetting the time, I was […]

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Finding The Perfect Christmas Tree

From December 22, 2014… 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 then we started buying them from our local volunteer fire department.  I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

My heart is full! Joseph, Julie, Daniel, and Jess arrived at our house yesterday afternoon, and once again our home is filled with the energy of youth. As children grow up and leave the nest, holidays become all the sweeter with their return visits home. We are truly blessed. I have always loved Thanksgiving….. A time to reflect and be […]

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Two years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself, and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my annual additions… Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the whole month of November because I’ve earned it.  To celebrate my 56 years of […]

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Ten Favorite Marine Corps Marathon Memories

This post first ran last October, but the Marine Corps Marathon holds such an important place in my heart that I wanted to share it again this year. Minor changes have been made to bring it up to date. Enjoy…     In celebration of tomorrow’s 41st running of the Marine Corps Marathon, I’m sharing ten […]

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Make Every Day A Skin Cancer Awareness Day

On this last day of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, I’m reminding myself and my readers to make every day a day in which you’re aware of any changes on your skin, no matter how small they seem to be. It is because I noticed an odd looking spot on my lower leg and had it examined immediately, that I […]

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What Our Christmas Tree Says About Us

This first appeared on Deb Runs on Christmas Eve 2013. I hope you enjoy…   Just for fun, I’m going to take you on a quick tour of our main Christmas tree.  I suppose you could say there are a few themes going on here and of course running is one of the big ones!   I […]

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Memories Of Finding The Perfect 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 then we 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, […]

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