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Yesterday morning was our ninth-annual Easter Bunny Hop. The tradition started when my Cruiser friend Jerome and I planned an excursion taking us off the W&OD Trail, winding along smaller neighborhood trails until we arrived at Bill’s and my back yard where we’d hidden bottles of Gatorade and plastic Easter eggs filled with packets of […]

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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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Farewell Cruisermobile

It had a purpose for thirteen long years, Safely transporting runner friends To races far and near. It wasn’t a Lexus, it wasn’t a Benz, It was simply the Cruisermobile.  Comfortable with its captains chairs And heated leather seats, Friends could ride to races without any cares. To road races we’d go; never track meets, In […]

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Another Epic Easter Bunny Hop Is In The Books!

This morning the Cruisers and I met for our seventy almost-annual Easter Bunny Hop. We’ve been celebrating Easter with a bunny hop since 2009, and last year was the only year that another running event kept us from being able to meet. The day before our run requires some shopping and basket assembly on my part […]

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It Just Wouldn’t Be A Pancake Run Without Mr. Incredible On His Bike!

For the third straight year, Bill and I hosted the Miles’ Pancake Run.  For the third straight year we didn’t serve pancakes. The annual Miles’ Blueberry Pancake Run started about twelve years ago in Maryland when Miles and his wife Jeani hosted a pancake brunch after one of Miles and his friends’ Saturday long runs.  […]

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National Running Day Demands Sparkle!

Several weeks ago I invited my Cruiser and MRTT friends to a huge group run to celebrate National Running Day.  On Monday, my friend Kelley posted the following on our MRTT group:   Hold The Phone…. Debbie has agreed to show up in a SPARKLE SKIRT to Wednesday’s National Running Day Event…IF…50 of you ladies […]

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Burke Lake Trail Run

1,530 – that’s how many pictures I took on my 9.5-mile trail run at Burke Lake Park this morning.  I narrowed it down to 45, and then narrowed it down further to twenty.  Twelve made it into the blog.  You have to kiss a lot of frogs….. =PR= Race Series held their second of four […]

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2015 George Washington Parkway Classic Ten Mile Run Recap

Bright and early Sunday morning the Cruisers descended upon our cul-de-sac so we could carpool together to the 2015 George Washington Parkway Classic Ten Mile Run.  It was the 31st running of this very well organized race that’s run on one of the most beautiful race courses in the DC area. This iconic race on […]

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The Cruisers, And How They Came To Be

I took over the marathon coaching position at Worldgate Sport and Health in the summer of 2000, and held it until I left the corporate gym world to start my own personal training business in the fall of 2006. When I left, Worldgate had no coach to replace my position, so I offered to allow […]

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Cruisers Christmas Celebration, And A BAMR Bands Winner!

Last night the Cruisers had their annual Christmas party.  Each Cruiser who wants to participate in the gift exchange brings a wrapped gift.  I stopped by Potomac River Running on Wednesday and picked up two mugs and two Christmas ornaments for Bill and me to give away.  I paired them like you see below, and […]

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Must Be Monday…

Notice anything different about the look of my blog? I’m considering myself lucky, very lucky…  This morning I updated my theme and this is what I got.  It’s never a good thing to see those two words, “Fatal error.” Fortunately, I always backup my website before updating anything.  A quick Goggle search showed that other […]

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Cruisers’ Road Trip: The 2010 Boston Marathon Recap

Yesterday I wrote Cruisers’ Road Trip… The B.A.A. 5K and talked about our first ever running group road trip.  We had enjoyed a fun weekend filled with attending the huge Boston Marathon expo and packet pick-up, the guys’ 5K on Sunday morning, and our pre-race dinner on Sunday night.  The only thing left to do […]

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