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Feral Cat Alley

We had a small turnout for our Cruisers group run this morning.  It was as lean as my work week was with so many people on vacation.  Bill, Beth, and I ran 14 miles together after Beth had already run two miles.  She’s training for the Wineglass Marathon in October.  Alan doesn’t have a race […]

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Cruisers Destination Run on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

Our family was in Virginia Beach this weekend for a wedding, so naturally we had to go on a twelve-mile destination run along the boardwalk on Saturday morning!  After running on this asphalt trail for about a block, we realized that it was for bikes and we moved over to the concrete boardwalk for the […]

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How Could I Do That?

Remember how excited I was yesterday to get my new sunglasses?  This morning I took them with me on my run, but since we started at 5:55 and it was still kind of dark, I didn’t need them, so I put them on top of my visor like I often do.  Five minutes into our […]

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Despicable Me  and D M 2

The Cruisers were flying this morning… at least for us!  We have a new Cruiser named Jerry who stepped up our pace a notch.  The majority of us ran ten miles this morning and finished in 1:35:02 (9:30 minute/miles).  Have you noticed that when we took lots of walk breaks before we stepped it up […]

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Cruisers’ 45-Mile Ultra Marathon Recap

Yesterday’s Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Miler Ultra Marathon was a huge success and I’m pretty sure that everyone who participated had a good time!  I’m sending out a huge thank you to everyone who helped me pull off this event with such great success! Here’s a little history that I haven’t shared with you on why I decided […]

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There’s a New Cruiser Ultramarathoner!

Wow!  Today was a busy day with the Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Event going on ALL. DAY. LONG!  We got up at 3:30 to get ready and get the car packed to drive to the start of our run out in Purcellville, Virginia. After a minor little snafu, we got going and arrived […]

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Runnin’ Runnin’ and Runnin’ Runnin’ and Runnin’ Runnin’

Here’s what various Cruisers will be doing all day tomorrow during our Cruisers’ 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Run! After the run, let’s hope we don’t all look like this Tired Man statue sculpted by József Somogyi in Makó, Hungary. Today we went to combined party for Julie’s graduation (remember the pinata cake I made when she […]

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Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s?

I’m going to be pretty busy tomorrow prepping for the Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Run and attending a fun social function (no, it’s not a run), so I might not talk write to you again until Sunday evening.  I hope to be able to post tomorrow, but if I don’t, I promise to […]

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In Dog Miles, He Was Running Four Minute/Miles

Contrary to almost all of my other race photos, both of my feet are not planted firmly on the ground in this picture from Thursday’s Firecracker 5K; however, I’m looking at my watch just like in all other finish line photos of me.  All races in the =PR= Race Series have photographers out on the […]

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Wanted!  Quirky Running Stories

Before I get into the details of the Cruisers’ morning run, I need some help from you guys.  I’ve been working on a post called “It’s A Runner Thing” for a little while and I’d like to publish it this week.  I have been collecting photos and comments from friends about odd and quirky things we […]

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I’m Doing Another Ultra!

I’m doing another ultra!  Well, not really, but it certainly did feel good saying that!  :-)I am planning a very informal ultra for our running group, and here’s the scoop…  On Sunday July 14, 2013 (yes that’s just around the corner), I’m planning the Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Run. The Cruisers have run […]

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That’s Mr. Incredible, To You!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how much fun we had at The Pancake Run That Wasn’t.  I also promised to tell you a little bit more about how Mr. Incredible came to be.  As with many of my running stories, this story starts with, “Miles had an idea…”  I talked to Mr. […]

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Beach Living

I hope you guys enjoyed Julie’s guest posts as much as I did!  Thank you again, Julie; and just so you know, you are welcome to write for me anytime you want!  AND I agree with everyone’s comments that you should start a blog, too! Bill and I have had a great few days here […]

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Our Very Own Running Movie

It may not be Spirit of the Marathon III, but we have our very own Cruiser and MilesRun movie!  I just received this YouTube video that Paul Mr. Incredible put together after Miles’ Annual Blueberry Pancake Run on Saturday!  In addition to riding his bike and providing us with music along the way, he stopped […]

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The Pancake Run That Wasn’t

This morning my friend Miles and several of the members of his running group (MilesRun) joined the Cruisers for Miles’ Annual Blueberry Pancake Run.  The Cruisers usually travel to Maryland for the event, but this year Miles wasn’t able to host it, so Bill and I volunteered.  My friend Rich surprised me with this banner […]

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Cruisers:  A Group Of Friends With A Running Problem

Guess what the Cruisers are doing tomorrow!  I’ll give you a hint:  It starts with a group run with another very special running group.  Here are two photos that might help… Mmmmm….  chocky milk! My fingers are crossed that Tropical Storm Andrea will move out of here before dawn! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway […]

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Cruisers Celebrating The Right Way… With A Run

Just as Tropical Storm Andrea hits the east coast, my new Runner’s World Magazine arrived in the mail.  If I can train my clients tomorrow morning plus get my chores done, perhaps I can curl up during the rainy afternoon and read it from cover-to-cover.  This month is a special issue covering the Boston bombings.  […]

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The Tortoise and the Hares

It’s the Memorial Day weekend and many of our Cruisers are traveling, so we had a lean group of three meet this morning for our weekly group run.  Add the cold temps to the mix and at least one other Cruiser decided to stay in his warm bed!  🙂  It was 45 degrees when I […]

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Sights Along the Trail on Cuatro de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!  I’m thinking of being lazy and going to Chipotle to pick up chicken bowls, but the least I can do is make us a batch of margaritas! Let’s back up to Cuatro de Mayo, shall we?  Yesterday was an exciting day on the W&OD Trail for the Cruisers!  We saw […]

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Busy Day on the W&OD Trail

The Cruisers met at 7:30 AM on this gorgeous spring morning for our weekly group run.  We had a pretty good turn-out, and I’m hoping more of our fair-weather Cruisers will join us now that the weather is getting nicer.  🙂  We ran eight pretty fast miles, and I was really happy with how I […]

 
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