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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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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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Please Help Me Name My Bike

Last Sunday Bill and I headed out for a 40-mile ride to the end of the W&OD Trail and back. It was my second ride on my new bike, and the first real ride while clipping in. I was extremely cautious at first, but eventually felt comfortable enough to stay clipped in for the duration. […]

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Enjoying A Visit From Our Sons And Picking Up My New Bike

Expecting to be leaving for the Outer Banks for almost two glorious weeks of vacation on Friday morning, I had front-loaded my week to free up time for packing and traveling later in the week. If you checked in on the news or any sort of social media this past week, I’m sure you were […]

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Lunch With My Runner Friends, Dynamite, And A Stylin’ New Robe

Tuesday’s run was at 5 AM, in the dark, uneventful, and unphotographed.  My pace was a tad faster than I’ve been running; in fact, since returning from visiting my mom I’ve shaved about 30 seconds off of my average pace. Granted, I’d slowed down significantly since running the Grand Teton Half simply because with no big […]

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An Eight-Mile Self-Guided Tour Through New York City

If nothing else, I’m one to plan ahead, although my mom might have disagreed when I was little and called me Wait A Minute Debbie. With plans to travel to New Jersey to visit our son and daughter-in-law for a long weekend, I moved my workouts up to earlier in the week so we’d be […]

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A Run, Some Functional Training, And A Little Yoga

As I mentioned last week, Bill and I had a very special visitor Saturday and much of the day on Sunday – Pablo had his first sleepover with us! Sunday morning we took him on another walk and I tested out a little bit of running with him.   I had to laugh, though, because […]

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A Little Bit Of Everything, Including Pablo’s First Sleepover

This week’s recap comes to you much, much later than usual due to a fun-filled Sunday, but since my recaps run Sunday to Saturday, today’s adventures will have to wait until next week… Last Sunday, Bill and I rode our bikes for 32 miles out into Western Loudoun and back, something that’s becoming a Sunday regular. […]

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When Horses And Cows Are Your Only Running Buddies

Last Sunday I mentioned that I was visiting my mom and would be staying for the week. We had a fantastic time just being together and I was happy to be able to help her with some chores around the house and yard. It was easy to get my runs in because I love running […]

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Bloggers On Bikes, More About Cosmos, And Visiting The Farm

Last Sunday morning I mentioned that Bill and I were getting ready for a biking date with Deborah and Courtney. Deborah had reached out to me about riding together after seeing a picture on Instagram that I had posted of the LOVE sculpture in Leesburg, VA. Deborah drove to our house and the three of us hopped on […]

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Raise your hand if you think 64° with low humidity is pretty close to perfect running weather for July. Surprisingly, the mid-Atlantic’s triple H’s (hazy, hot, and humid) stayed at bay this week. It got plenty hot during the days – mid-90’s – but cooled off to September worthy temperatures overnight. Tuesday’s run – 5 […]

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Back On The Running Trails Just In Time For The Heat

There’s really not a lot to catch up from this past week. I had a few clients on vacation which meant a lighter work week, and I spent my extra time doing some much needed gardening and working on some future blog posts. Backing up to Sunday, we arrived home from visiting my mom for […]

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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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