Deb Runs

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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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Wow, talk about a week of fluctuating temperatures… At 5:30 AM on Monday the real temperature was 45° (feels like 41°), but by Saturday, it had dropped to 11° (feels like 7°). The warmer temps made Monday’s solo run delightful even though I stayed in my neighborhood on our half-mile circle. When I have to […]

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Running Faster Than Intended And A New Puppy

I’m going to rush through this week’s recap because I have some really exciting news to share at the end of my post… On Tuesday I needed an earlier than usual start to my day, so I hit my treadmill (affiliate link) at 5 AM while it poured rain outside. As much as I like to […]

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Runfessions About Ragnar And Choosing Sleep Over My Friends

~ Runfessions ~ A collection of statements admitting that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…   I runfess:  After declaring that I’m in Ragnar retirement, I came this close (I’m holing my forefinger and thumb very closely together) to letting Ravi and Murali talk me into joining their Ragnar Poconos team. They were on my […]

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Flying Solo; When Running That Is…

This week was unintentionally a week of running alone… solo… sans friends. It all started when on Tuesday morning I left my house, but only made it about a half mile when that rumbly in my tumbly told me I’d best turn my car around and go home. I texted my friends to let them […]

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Last Sunday morning on Instagram I posted a picture of how cool the confluence of the two creeks meeting behind our house looked and captioned it, “Watching the water flow at the confluence of the two creeks behind our house is always entertaining especially during the summer after a heavy rainfall when one flows in […]

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Getting Back Into A Healthy Routine

New Year’s Eve was very low key for Bill and me even though we got invited to a party about thirty minutes after I signed up for a New Year’s Day race… Sunday evening we went to the party late, stayed for about an hour, and were home and in bed by 11 PM. On […]

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Hot Chocolate:  The Perfect Drink For Braving Cold Air And Fierce Winds

Oh wow, it’s time to sit down once again and chat about things other than just running and training. We can meet at Starbucks and I’ll treat because I bought more gift cards to give as Christmas presents than I needed and have some leftover!   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that […]

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Wrapping Up 2017 On The Trail And In The Gym

I did pretty much nothing fitness wise other than make sure to do my five-minute planks on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. As I mentioned last week, we spent Sunday in the car driving home from my mom’s house and once we got home, I had grocery shopping to do, Christmas Eve mass to attend, and lots […]

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Runfessions Of The Holiday Sort

~ Runfessions ~ A collection of statements admitting that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…   I runfess:  Earlier in December I ordered new Santa capris (affiliate link), but when they arrived, I noticed that one leg says HO! HO! HO! and the other leg says !OH !OH !OH. I went back to look at the picture on […]

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Year Of Running 2017

As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on 2017 and my year of running, something I’ve done for the last several years. My friend Courtney makes it easy each year by posting questions for us running bloggers to work from. Without further ado, here are my responses…   Best race experience: This past […]

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Runs In The Country, Horses, And A House Full Of Food And Fun

We’re in the car making the six-hour drive home from my mom’s house so I have plenty of time to write this week’s recap. Here goes… It’s that time of year where the calories flow and self control is tested, and Monday put me to the first test of the season. One of my clients […]

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