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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Whining Alert and Toning Down the Workouts  As I mentioned last week, I have a cold – it’s in its second full week and still hanging on. Actually, I feel pretty good so I can’t complain. I’m just being overly cautious with this lingering cough and congestion and […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Kicking Off the New Year Like… My group of running friends and I have a group text that sees very few idle days. Our virtual conversations go from chatting about our next run to discussing when we can get together for dinner. On New Year’s Eve while making […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee:  Books, Avocados, and Coasters

It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d ask if you read my review of Run to the Light (affiliate link) by Laura King Edwards, and if you left a comment […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Christmas Week On Sunday afternoon, we arrived home from visiting my mom and celebrating an early Christmas with her. On Christmas Eve, we enjoyed our traditional family time after mass and as per usual, we snapped a family picture…   Christmas morning Pablo learned quickly that gift bags […]

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Year of Running 2018

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links… As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on 2018 and my year of running. My friend Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC makes it easy to create a year end wrap-up by posting questions for fellow running bloggers in her linkup, Year of Running. Without further ado, here […]

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Let the Holidays Officially Begin Daniel and Pablo arrived at our house on Thursday mid-day for the drive to my mom’s house for an early Christmas. We had the first of Pablo’s Christmas gifts, a new bed, unwrapped and waiting, and he seemed to approve!   The front of a two-day rain storm moved in […]

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Recovery is the Name of the Game As ordered by my doctor, I lay low like a boss this past week while letting my leg continue to heal. The time saved by skipping workouts was spent with Christmas preparations. I spent two afternoons last minute shopping, sent out our Christmas cards, and spent more time […]

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Running With a Limp and Back on the Bike

A Good Week for Blogging I spent quite a bit more time than usual this week working on blog posts. I really wanted to get my shoppers guide out during this busy holiday shopping time and wanted to get my turkey trop recapped before today’s race. Also, my husband and I had some exciting news […]

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Park Benches, Lost Medals, and Gradually Heading Toward the Dark Side

It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that Bill and I just donated a park bench to the W&OD Trail. A couple of weeks ago I […]

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One of my Lightest Workout Weeks in Ages

Let the Wonderful Crazies Continue I talked last week about how crazy it gets from mid-November until the beginning of the year, and this week was the perfect example. Setting aside shopping for food and preparing the feast, even the fun stuff kept me hopping! While waiting for our friends to arrive for the race […]

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Our First Snow of the Season and Birthday Celebrations

This post contains affiliate links… Let The Crazies Begin I feel like every year when my birthday rolls around it’s the signal for the crazies to begin. We jump right from my birthday to Thanksgiving, to decorating for Christmas, to going to my mom’s house to help her decorate for Christmas, to Christmas parties, to […]

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The Perfect Start To A Saturday:  Running With Friends , Hot Chocolate, And Banana Bread

After an amazingly fun week with Pablo, we took him home to his dad and mom on Sunday afternoon. He was happy to be home and made the cutest happy whining sounds when he realized we’d pulled up in front of his house! We weren’t too sad to return Pablo because he’ll be returning this […]

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Sometime yesterday afternoon I misplaced my workout log. I remember picking it up from my desk and carrying it down to the basement yesterday afternoon where I planned to work on my weekly run-down while watching college football, and that was the last I saw of it – until a few minutes ago. I spent […]

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Pablo’s Visit, World Records, And Almond Squirts

It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that hot chocolate season is upon us and I love adding some almond flavoring to my hot cocoa! I […]

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Trail Running At Its Best In Southwestern Virginia

After a glorious two-day workweek, Bill and I headed out of town super early Wednesday morning for the mountains of Southwestern Virginia. As much as we love where we live, it’s always refreshing to return to our old stomping grounds on the Virginia Tech campus and the surrounding area. A visit to the farm to see […]

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Fight Or Flight And A Pulled Glute

At about 5:40 on Thursday morning while I was running loops on my little neighborhood half-mile circle, I noticed an unfamiliar car. It was a large dark colored older car and I could smell exhaust fumes. Normally, I only see a white Range Rover and a small silver nondescript SUV leaving my neighborhood during my […]

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Fall Brings In Speedier Paces

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.   Running I’ve been running long enough to understand how much the weather and the time of day I run affects my pace. I was forced to run in the afternoon twice this past week, once due to my schedule and once due to forecasted storms the following morning […]

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Family First, Then The Blog

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. I have a rule: family first, always, and this weekend was no exception! Unless I’ve had a chance to mostly pre-write my Sunday post, it might not get done if my kids are in town. So here’s my weekly rundown, better late than never… On Sunday, Bill and I […]

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It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that in July I had a real coffee date with the Ultimate Coffee Date’s fabulous hosts Deborah and Coco. During […]

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After Weeks Of Mist And Rain, Finally Some Fall-Like Weather!

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links. Heavy rain all day long on Sunday kept Bill and me off our bikes. Bill hit the basement for a ride on our spin bike, (affiliate link) but I spent the afternoon chilling, doing laundry, and working on my blog. Just like running on our treadmill (affiliate link), I find riding […]

 
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