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A Party On The Trail

On Sunday when I recapped my week, I didn’t take the time to mention any of my super fun and sometimes goofy runs from the past week; instead choosing to talk about the Real Runners Virtual Summit coming up in February of which I’m a part. I think the following quote from my interview for the summit best […]

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My very creative and speedy MRTT friend Kelley is sidelined for the moment – just recently getting out of one of those big spiffy boots. While she’s out of commission, I thought I’d cheer her up by sharing her fancy running route art with my awesome readers! About a year ago some of our friends started sending their running app […]

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Picture This Lošinj, Croatia Run

On a recent early morning run, I hung on every word as my new MRTT running friend Kristina described one of her runs from earlier this year. It was only our second run together and with headlamps glaring in each others faces I didn’t realize who was running next to me and sharing such a fun running saga […]

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Watching A Meteor Shower While On A Run

On both Friday and Saturday morning, Bill and I got up at 3:30 to go hang out on our beach house deck in hopes of catching a glimpse of one of the Grape-Nut sized rocks shooting through the night sky.  With hopes high that the beach would provide a very dark sky for optimal viewing of […]

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Trail Sightings

I almost always have either my GoPro (affiliate link), my new Canon Power Shot Elph (affiliate link) or iPhone with me when I run, so if I see something unusual, I either slow down or stop to take a picture. Whether running on my neighborhood trails, the W&OD Trail, out in the wilderness, or along the Atlantic Ocean, […]

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Running With The Cows

A week ago I visited my mom, and while there I went on two runs along some sparsely traveled country roads. My first run was shortly after sunrise on a glorious spring morning, and during the second run I rushed to beat the looming storm. Both runs had plenty of clouds for my backdrop – just very different […]

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Getting Back On Pace With Run Less Run Faster

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m at a crossroads with my running because I seem to be getting slower… True, I haven’t been doing any sort of speed work since last fall, but unlike previous winters while between training cycles, my pace has slowed significantly. So slow, that I’m having difficulty keeping up with my usual running […]

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Hey Legs, Thank You!

During this month of Thanksgiving and gratitude, I think my legs deserve a shout-out. They do a lot for me every day and it’s easy to forget to thank them!   Hey Legs, I know I get annoyed at you for your hair growing abilities, and sometimes neglect in keeping you silky smooth; however, I really do appreciate you and […]

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Running Form

I recently realized that I’ve never really talked about running form here on my blog.  What?  Talk about missed opportunities while skipping the basics!   If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fit It When working with a new runner, I casually check out their form while they’re running, but without making it obvious.  It’s amazing how […]

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We Saw Pegasus At The Beach!

Yesterday morning I looked out our kitchen window and saw Pegasus, the winged divine stallion…..   He wasn’t white like the mythical creature, but his wings were.  I called for Bill to grab his camera and a long lens and come quickly!  One of the wild horses was munching away on sea oats in our neighbors’ […]

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Becoming a Runner:  Where Should You Start?

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a runner for a while, let me be the first to congratulate you on your decision to give this crazy running thing a try!   First of all, let’s take a look at why you might consider taking up running: You have a friend who runs and it seems […]

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Steps Toward Becoming A Runner

Today let’s talk about just what you should do once you walk out the door for that very first run.  You might think, “Well that’s simple, I’ll run.”  But first you have to decide how long, how far, and where you’ll run?   Unless you’re twelve years old and your body won’t even notice such […]

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The Power Of The Wave

I am a very friendly person and unless I’m in deep conversation with my running friends, I’ll say hello to anyone I see coming toward me on the running trail.  Usually it’s, “Good morning” – even in the afternoon.  I’m a creature of habit, and since 99% of my runs are first thing in the […]

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One Can Never Have Too Many Running Friends

We’ve got seven runners representing the Cruisers tomorrow morning at the George Washington Parkway Classic Ten Mile Run, and I’m one of them.  This morning would have been the perfect morning to sleep in, but a healthy dose of FOMO (fear of missing out), got me out of bed at 6:20 and on the running […]

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Becoming A Stronger Runner Workshop – Strength Training For Runners

Yesterday afternoon members from my local MRTT chapter took over my basement when I hosted, Becoming A Stronger Runner, a strength training for runners workshop that I held just for them, and today I’m happy to share the workout with my readers. After having my attendees introduce and tell a little bit about themselves, I […]

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Murphy’s Law For Runners

Back before I got my Garmin, I used my RunKeeper app on my phone to track my mileage, time, and pace. While out on a run one day, I notice that every time my RunKeeper announced my mileage, a loud car drove by and I couldn’t hear my phone.  As soon as the lady in […]

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Working My Way Back

Today’s run was one of those runs.  One of those runs I’ll remember forever….. I’ll remember it because it was so sweet.  So sweet because I hadn’t really gone for a run in about five weeks.  There’s a saying that goes: distance makes the heart grow fonder; as a runner, I say: “Injury makes the comeback […]

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Reasons I Love Running Before The Sun Rises

I’m a self-declared morning person.  I’m the type that is wide awake the second my feet hit the floor in the mornings; although, I have been known to hit snooze a time or two before those feet actually hit the floor. Back in the spring my MRTT friends and I started meeting at 6:00 AM […]

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A Running Tour Of Corolla

Despite saying that we didn’t want to drive into town any more often than necessary, we drove back down to Corolla yesterday so Bill could run on an even surface rather than the uneven sand.  If you remember, he hurt his foot on our deck just a few days ago, and yesterday it was still […]

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Running Along Route 12, Without Getting Killed

Fitting our long run in while on vacation at the beach is never a problem.  Deciding just where to run it is… Yesterday we decided to try running along Route 12 so we would have a consistent running surface, and a change in scenery.  Running along the shore at low tide is beautiful, but the […]

 
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