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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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I really wish I’d taken screen shots each time I checked the weather forecast for Marion, Virginia this past week as I debated what to pack for the Hungry Mother 25K Trail Race on Saturday, but it’s safe to say that most of the time, the forecast looked very similar to this…   By Wednesday evening […]

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Welcome To March Weather And Endless Wildlife Entertainment

It’s been weeks since I was on my Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday running schedule and I hope that once spring weather finally moves in to stay, I’ll be back to consistently running on those days. For now, though, I carefully plan out my runs based on the weather forecast so that I don’t find myself running on my […]

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Twenty Not So Boring Laps, Baby!

This past week was a really good week of training. I’m the type who gets more done when I’m crunched for time because it makes me carefully plan ahead when I need to run, lift, etc. to assure that I fit it all into my busy schedule. When I have a more relaxed schedule, I […]

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Training For Two Races Of Very Different Types

With four weeks left until my Hungry Mother 25K Trail Race and twelve weeks until the Grand Tetons Half my week of training included: Running – 19.5 miles Trail Running – 0 miles Cross Training – see yellow Weekly RunDown infographic below I am running both races for fun so I am not doing any speed work, […]

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Wind, Sailing Furniture, New Shoes, And More

It’s time to sit down once again and chat about things other than just running and training. Today’s focus will be on what’s howling outside right now – fierce wind! I love talking about the weather. It’s always changing – always has been and always will be; and I think it’s the farmer’s blood in […]

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Running Past Both A Tortoise And A Hare

This week was a blur with work, a follow-up periodontist appointment, my quarterly full-body skin check, and Bill’s birthday celebration. With my extra appointments, my runs had to be moved around so I’d have time to shower before those doctor’s appointments. I have no problem running, not showering, but changing into dry clothes, and meeting […]

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Runfessions About Knee Pain, New Shirts, And Biking

~ Runfessions ~ A collection of statements admitting that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…   I runfess:  I have this hoodie in two colors. When I find something I like this much, I might buy a backup, especially if the item goes a sale!   I runfess:  Even though I do yoga several times a week […]

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Planning ahead, I switched up my days and ran on Monday and Wednesday this week since Bill and I were traveling to the farm to visit my mom on Thursday. Early clients prevented me from getting out at my usual zero-dark-thirty on Monday, so I ran in the afternoon when it was warmer – upper […]

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A Week Ending With A Marathon –  A Cooking Marathon, That Is…

There was so much going on this past week that I wouldn’t be able to remember exactly where my week had taken me if I didn’t have my workout log to look back over. There were only two runs, the usual three strength training sessions, assorted yoga sessions, and a Saturday marathon… I skipped my […]

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