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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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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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Apparently I Have An Addiction…

I woke up to rain and a flash flood warning yesterday morning, but with no storms on the immediate horizon I met my MRTT friends for an eight-mile run. Personally I think running in the summer rain is delightful, so there really weren’t any complaints coming from me. Now that I have my GoPro and […]

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We LOVE To Run In Virginia!

Virginia is for Lovers; and runners. The iconic Virginia L O V E letters are currently on display in a nearby neighborhood until June 1.  These letters travel around our beautiful commonwealth, and we are lucky enough to have them visiting our area for ten days! From the Virginia Is For Lovers‘ website: We’re out […]

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Reasons I Love Running Before The Sun Rises

I’m a self-declared morning person.  I’m the type that is wide awake the second my feet hit the floor in the mornings; although, I have been known to hit snooze a time or two before those feet actually hit the floor. Back in the spring my MRTT friends and I started meeting at 6:00 AM […]

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A Group Run, Fat Bastard, And Katy Perry

Pre-run photos are getting harder to take now that it’s staying dark later in the mornings, especially since our MRTT running group starts at zero dark thirty most mornings.  Since we run so many different distances on Saturday mornings, taking a large group picture at the end of our run in out of the question.  […]

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Running Up To A Very Important Weekend (July 28 – August 3)

I had a solid running week until I got to Saturday, and as planned, I took Saturday and Sunday off for a very special reason.  Funny thing is, I ran on my own wedding day.  I don’t remember how far I ran, but I definitely remember going for an early morning run! Monday I started […]

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Enjoying The Outdoors (July 21 – 27)

As I’m gearing up for three big fall races, I’ve bumped up my training, and in doing so, I’m enjoying being outdoors as much as possible. Monday I stuck with my promise to myself and lifted weights on Monday morning early before my first client arrived.  I was also able to sneak in a 4.65 […]

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Another Good Week… If You Like To Run (July 14 – 20)

Last week was another good week for running, and since everyone seemed to enjoy last week’s workout recap, I’m going to make it a weekly event! Monday I almost always rest from cardio on Mondays, but try to get a good weight lifting session and core workout completed on my non-cardio day.  After about 30 […]

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Group Runs Are My New Norm

Joining my local MRTT chapter was one of the best things for my running. Of course as with all things, you get out of it, what you put into it.  I happen to be fortunate enough to be part of a very active and fun chapter.  It’s very easy to want to meet these ladies […]

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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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An Unofficial Marathon And The Annual Easter Bunny Hop Hits Five Years

Before the Easter Bunny Hop, there was Debbie’s Easter Bonnet Marathon (or, the DEB Marathon)… Back in 2003 Bill and I were training for the Frederick Marathon; but weren’t we always training for a marathon?  Anyway, the day before Easter we were scheduled to run our final long run of 20-22 miles before our taper.  […]

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What Has 24 Legs And Can Run 199 Miles…

Question:  What is a Ragnar Relay? Answer:  It’s a team of twelve runners that are cooped up in two vans for approximately two days getting stinkier by the hour… Question:  What will you do for two days? Answer:  Run, eat, drive, wait; run, eat, drive, wait; run, eat, drive, wait (notice the lack of sleep) […]

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Somebody Has A Birthday Today!

I have a deep-seated weariness that I haven’t experienced in a very long time.  It’s the kind of weariness that I used to experience after I spent the day cutting the grass, spreading mulch, and planting flowers, after going on a long run with the Cruisers earlier in the morning!  The only difference is that […]

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We Ran For Meg

This morning I was fortunate enough to join two different running groups for my weekly Saturday morning run.  Meg, however; was not able to join the Richmond Road Runners this morning for her Boston Marathon training run.  Sadly, she was tragically killed by a drunk driver on Monday morning while out on her run… The […]

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That Couldn’t Have Been Lightning… It’s January!

When my alarm went off at 6:15  Saturday morning, I was in such a deep sleep that I didn’t hear it for a couple of minutes.  The snuggly-warm draw of my bed was almost too much for me, but I had people to meet and miles to run so after hitting the snooze alarm twice, […]

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Chilly Cruiser Run

It was 29 degrees when we drove to meet the Cruisers for our weekly group run.  I didn’t see any frost on the pumpkins, but I saw frost on the  bridge railings. Since the temps were supposed to warm up quickly and I was planning to run twelve miles and would be out for a […]

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Saturday Roundup

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a little obsessed with college football, and my Hokies in particular!  Yesterday was College Colors Day, so I rocked this outfit for my 7 AM running client.  Remember back in April when I wrote BEST. NEWS. EVER = Hokie Half-Marathon and told you how excited I was […]

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