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A Trip To The Country

Last Wednesday I drove to my mom’s house to visit for several days. I had a beautiful sunny drive through the Shenandoah and Roanoke valleys, and today I’m making the return journey back home. Mom’s Internet was down while I was there, so I could only get online when I drove into town and used […]

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My Blog Has Been Hijacked!

Recently my blog has been hijacked by throwback race recaps and skin cancer posts.  Seriously, how have you survived without knowing my every move? I’m not sure why it’s been so important to me to chronicle every marathon; but it has, and it’s been a blast digging through my old race pictures, talking to Bill, […]

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If All Weekends Could Be So Fun…

Sometimes you have a weekend that’s just perfect!  This past weekend Bill and I went to Blacksburg for the Spring Maroon and White Game.  All the way home we kept talking about how much fun we had!  There’s just something about Blacksburg that makes us both so happy; and we’ve always said that if we […]

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RRCA Coaching Certification:  Here I Come!

Even though I hadn’t gotten an email notification, last week I instinctively decided to look on the Road Runners Club of America site to see if any coaching certification courses were coming my way.  I’ve been trying for what seems like forever to get in a class, but every time I heard about one, it […]

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Five Reasons I’m Ready For Spring

I love snow more than most people I know.  I don’t dream about being at the beach during the winter.  In fact, if I were out of town in a warm location and heard that we got hit back home with a really big snow storm I’d be pretty bummed!  Our overnight dumping of nine […]

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Get Ready To Join Me For Some Muddy Country Road Runs

Yesterday, I was cleaning about 8.5 inches of snow off of my car and postponing my trip to visit my mom. Today, VDOT had my back, and it was clear sailing all of the way across the great Commonwealth of Virginia! Stay tuned for some muddy country road runs in the next few days… Questions: […]

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Dancing Through The Ice

Bill and I have been throwing around the idea of taking dance lessons before Joseph and Julie’s wedding in August. I may be athletic, but I’m not the world’s best dancer. One of my friend’s describes me as “dancing with joy in my heart,”  That’s her way of saying, “she has a good personality!”  My […]

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Week In Review – Picture Version

This evening’s post is a review of my previous week with lots of pictures and very few words… I met Cody, the Siberian Husky, on my neighborhood trail for the first time this week… And then tripped over this ice formation in the tunnel.  The tunnel is dark so I couldn’t see the ice without […]

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I Give You:  The Finished Project

It’s been a long time coming, but our basement remodel is complete!  Gary, our awesome general contractor, and his crew started tearing down walls in the gym on September 3rd, and the last step in the process was the gym floor getting installed on December 27. A special thank you goes to my clients for […]

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The Biggest Snowflakes I’ve Ever Seen!

Thursday afternoon brought us the biggest snowflakes I’ve ever seen!  I have a tendency to get overly excited about that kind of things, but seriously, even my clients couldn’t get over how big and beautiful the snowflakes were. Around 9 PM it stopped snowing and I decided to take a walk around our house and […]

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Would You Rather…

Cori over at Olive To Run posed many important questions yesterday in her Would You Rather Running Style Survey #7.  I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to answer her pressing questions! 1. Would you rather run in a thunderstorm or a snowstorm?  Even though I enjoy running in a warm summer rain, I […]

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Doing Something I Never Thought I’d Get To Do!

In my spare time yesterday morning, I got my “Race Results” tab completed on my blog.  Now all of my races are organized by distance and in chronological order.  We runners are very nerdy like that and love to have everything laid out and easy to look at.  If you even have a smidgen of […]

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Oh, The Hustle And Bustle Of Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and the busiest!  In addition to preparing for our own Christmas celebration that I like to think would make Martha Stewart envious, Bill and I have been attending various holiday parties. Last Thursday night we attended a work party thrown by a friend of Bill’s.  I’ve gotten […]

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Picking Out The Best Tree In The Forest

As I’ve mentioned before, I grew up on a dairy farm.  The wooded acreage was mostly made up of deciduous trees, but there were evergreens sprinkled throughout.  Every Christmas, my dad took my brother and me with him to find the perfect tree.  Sometimes my mom came with us, but usually she stayed home and […]

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Look Out For That Flying Deer; And What’s The Difference Between A Runner And A Jogger?

You’re not going to believe this story that I heard about on TV, and later read about in this Washington Post article.  Last Thursday a marathon runner from Virginia was hit by a flying deer while out on a seven-mile run. Another woman was driving her small SUV down the parkway when a deer ran […]

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Thanksgiving Weekend In A Nutshell

I’ve already told you how my Thanksgiving holiday weekend started with a recap of the Ashburn Farm 5K.  Now it’s time to tell you all about the rest of the weekend! After the race and the post-race breakfast, we chilled for a little while and then got ready to host Julie’s family for Thanksgiving dinner.  […]

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Veteran’s Day Salute To My Papaw

Today is Veteran’s Day, a day to honor those who have served our country in the armed forces.  If you have served in one of the branches of our military, thank you!  Today I want to talk about one of my army heroes…   My papaw was born in 1895 and grew up on a […]

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A Few Things I Love About Fall

My mom told me that autumn was my dad’s favorite season, and I can’t believe that I never knew that.  I love fall, but can’t say that it’s my favorite season.  I always like the season that we’re in; although, I prefer winter when it’s snowing.  Here are some of the things that I love […]

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Hello…  Randomness!

Last weekend Sue over at This Mama Runs for Cupcakes ran her first marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon.  Afterward, she wrote your typical recap of the race; however, on Friday she wrote the best race recap that I’ve ever read.  If you don’t read any other race recap ever again, read this one, The REAL […]

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Halloween Traditions And More

Can I just say that my favorite Halloween tradition comes after trick-or-treating?  My favorite little Indiana Jones stops by my house every year after he collects his loot and we trade candy.  One Mounds equals as much candy as he wants from my basket.  One 3Muskateers equals three candy choices.  Unfortunately, he hasn’t gotten any […]

 
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