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A Run, Some Functional Training, And A Little Yoga

As I mentioned last week, Bill and I had a very special visitor Saturday and much of the day on Sunday – Pablo had his first sleepover with us! Sunday morning we took him on another walk and I tested out a little bit of running with him.   I had to laugh, though, because […]

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A Little Bit Of Everything, Including Pablo’s First Sleepover

This week’s recap comes to you much, much later than usual due to a fun-filled Sunday, but since my recaps run Sunday to Saturday, today’s adventures will have to wait until next week… Last Sunday, Bill and I rode our bikes for 32 miles out into Western Loudoun and back, something that’s becoming a Sunday regular. […]

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A Real Coffee Date, A Delicious Peach Bruschetta Recipe, and New Trail Shoes

It’s time to sit down once again and chat about things other than just running and training. Today’s chat will start out with getting to sit down with our gracious hosts in real life, not just virtually! Read on…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that three weeks ago I had a […]

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When Horses And Cows Are Your Only Running Buddies

Last Sunday I mentioned that I was visiting my mom and would be staying for the week. We had a fantastic time just being together and I was happy to be able to help her with some chores around the house and yard. It was easy to get my runs in because I love running […]

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Runfessions Of Skipped Runs, Too Many M&M’s, And A Century Ride Put On Hold

~ Runfessions ~ A collection of statements admitting that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…   It’s time again to join in on the fun and clear my conscious of recent running, biking, fitness, and nutrition related faux pas. I know I’ll feel better when I’m done!   I runfess:  I have been negligent in my […]

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Bloggers On Bikes, More About Cosmos, And Visiting The Farm

Last Sunday morning I mentioned that Bill and I were getting ready for a biking date with Deborah and Courtney. Deborah had reached out to me about riding together after seeing a picture on Instagram that I had posted of the LOVE sculpture in Leesburg, VA. Deborah drove to our house and the three of us hopped on […]

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Raise your hand if you think 64° with low humidity is pretty close to perfect running weather for July. Surprisingly, the mid-Atlantic’s triple H’s (hazy, hot, and humid) stayed at bay this week. It got plenty hot during the days – mid-90’s – but cooled off to September worthy temperatures overnight. Tuesday’s run – 5 […]

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Let’s Brush Over My Workouts And Talk About Our Visit To Vanish Farmwoods Brewery

Ridiculously hot and humid would be the weather description for most of the week, and then the humidity moved out and the temps dropped for a delightful Saturday and today. I’m gonna blow through my workout week so I can get to the weekend, because the kids were in town and it was epic! 🙂 […]

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Back On The Running Trails Just In Time For The Heat

There’s really not a lot to catch up from this past week. I had a few clients on vacation which meant a lighter work week, and I spent my extra time doing some much needed gardening and working on some future blog posts. Backing up to Sunday, we arrived home from visiting my mom for […]

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Clear Skies And A Runner Girl Decal

Last week I shared a picture of my runner girl decal (affiliate link) Bill had gotten me and several people asked where he’d found it. Bill ordered it from Amazon and it’s only $2.98 with free shipping (marked down from last week’s price of $4.49)!   As I’ve recovered from my Grand Teton Half, I’ve taken a […]

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Just A Little Teaser About A Vacation Filled With Hiking, Biking, And Photography

I don’t think the saying, I need to go back to work to rest after my vacation, has ever applied to me more than after the ten days Bill and I just spent in Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. To say we were active would be an understatement, even though we spent a lot of time […]

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The Training Cycle That Ended With A Magnificent View

This week marked the final week of my training cycle leading up to the Grand Tetons Half. I mixed things up a bit and moved my hill repeats to Sunday, went on an easy run on Tuesday morning, and with that, my final run prior to the race was behind me. I lifted on Monday […]

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Saying Farewell To A Cruiser Friend, And The Final Countdown

This past week marked the next to last week in my training cycle for the Grand Tetons Half which is just six short days away! Last week’s weekday runs were pretty much the same as all the other weeks in the training cycle; however, I have been cutting the miles back on my Saturday long […]

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Mother Nature Is Not Going To Keep These Girls From Running

Mother Nature may have had other ideas, but my friend Tracy and I didn’t let her interfere with our running plans! Monday was such a gorgeous day until the late afternoon storms hit… My last client and I were scheduled to meet at 6:15 PM but we canceled our appointment because we were under tornado […]

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Training Hard And A Surprise Mother’s Day Visit

It’s hard to believe that my Grand Tetons Half is less than three weeks away, but this spring has sneaked up on me, mostly while complaining about not being able to enjoy spring-like weather… Fortunately, training has been going well for a race that has a major factor that is out of control for this […]

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A Week That Started With Pablo And Ended With The Fiesta 5K

It’s hard to believe that I’m only four weeks out from the Grand Tetons Half Marathon, my big race of the season. Even though I have no intentions of racing the thing, it’s going to be epic! I haven’t been to the Tetons since we lived in Utah, and Jackson Hole was an easy day […]

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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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Keeping A Low Profile And A Solo Long Run

I was a good girl ya’ll, and as a result, my weekly recap will be a little short in the what I got accomplished this past week in the workout department. If you remember, I promised my doctor that I’d keep a low profile for at least one week, and I did. Next week will […]

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Negotiating Workouts With My Doctor

With surgery scheduled to remove yet another basal cell carcinoma from my right bicep on Wednesday afternoon, I front loaded my workouts to early in the week to get as much accomplished as possible prior to my appointment. Tuesday morning I ran laps around my neighborhood from 5:30 to 6:30 AM and loved that it’s […]

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Recovering From My 25K And Preparing For High Altitude

I left off last week with a little tease about running the Hungry Mother 25K, but didn’t mention that it snowed the entire afternoon after the race. Our drive back across Walker Mountain the following morning on our way home from our race weekend getaway gave us gorgeous views of what looked like trees covered […]

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