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Christmas Blessings to You

Joy To The World! The Lord Has Come Let Earth Receive Her King…       Merry Christmas!   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 Perfect Christmas Tree for a Wide-Eyed Little Girl

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 eventually 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, I’m […]

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Feeling Grateful On Thanksgiving

As sad as I am that our youngest son Daniel won’t be with us this year for Thanksgiving, his first for not being with us for at least part of the day, I’m happy that he and Jess are having a fun trip to Ireland with Jess’ family. I’m grateful that if we can’t have […]

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Five 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 age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the […]

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Five Years Later And It Still Doesn’t Seem Real

Some days it seems like it’s been forever since my dad passed away, and at other times it seems like it was just yesterday that I last hugged him goodbye before driving home from his hospital room. Today is the five-year anniversary of his death and in tribute to my amazing dad, here’s a rerun of […]

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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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Racing and Celebrating on Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to sit down once again and chat about things other than just running and training. Today’s focus, though, will mostly be about the race I’m about to run…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that today at 8:15 AM, I will be lining up to run in the Fiesta 5K, a […]

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A Lifetime Of Christmas Memories And Traditions

When I think about my favorite Christmas traditions, I often conjure up memories from my childhood. Over the years, though, Bill and I have created new customs of our own, and today I’m sharing my ten all-time favorite memories…   1. My earliest Christmas memories start with my brother and me helping my dad find the […]

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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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Feeling Grateful This Thanksgiving

My heart is full! Joseph, Julie, Daniel, and Jess arrived at our house yesterday evening, 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. I had no idea that having adult children would be so fun, […]

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Where do you start when recapping a incredibly fun weekend you’d been planning for eleven months? I’m going to start where it all began… At a Christmas party last December, the fact that I would be turning sixty this November came up, and I suggested inviting my running friends to our family beach house for […]

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Four 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 age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the […]

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Last week Bill and I pulled up stakes and moved to Chicago… for a week. We snagged a short-term rental on the 29th floor of our son and daughter-in-law’s building and quickly realized that we could get used to living in the city. Seriously, couldn’t you get used to falling asleep to this view every night? Our […]

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Promise Food, And They Will Come – Cruisers’ Easter Bunny Hop

Under gray skies and pretty close to perfect running temperatures, the Cruisers and I met this morning for our eighth annual Easter Bunny Hop. Even though I can’t always get the Cruisers out of bed early enough to meet me for regular Saturday morning runs, they’ll come if I promise to feed them!  It’s an annual labor […]

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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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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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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 my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the […]

 
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