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Making the Most of an Easy Work Week

This post contains affiliate links…   A Down Week With several of my clients on vacation this past week and another sick, I had a rather easy week. I used my spare time to work on my blog; although, I only posted one additional recap from our June vacation (I’d planned for two). I did; […]

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What if Deer were Mountain Lions

Relaxing on the Patio Knowing that we didn’t really have a lot on our weekend’s agenda, I ran on Friday morning so I could enjoy the rare opportunity of sleeping in on Saturday. Originally we’d invited ten couples (running friends) to our home on Friday evening for happy hour and when I’d planned my runs […]

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Out of Sorts I’ve been out of sorts all week. There, I said it! I’m usually full of pep and energy with a glass half full attitude, but not this past week. Perhaps it was post-vacation reentry, or the fact that our usual five-and-a-half-hour drive home from visiting my mom took three hours longer than […]

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Bear Sightings, a Cold Snap, and Time on the Farm

Bears, Bears, Everywhere As I mentioned last week, I extended my stay after our two-day family reunion and spent this past week with my mom. Last weekend, my relatives local to the area were telling stories of all the recent bear encounters. One had been seen on a section of the road along the river […]

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Mid-day Runs, Bike Rides, and the Zoomies

Visitors of the Best Kind I’ll start with one of the highlights of my week when three of my four favorite guys stopped by to visit – my other favorite guy lives with me. 😉 Joseph happened to be in town on Thursday afternoon, so Daniel and Pablo joined him for a visit. We missed […]

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A Wet Start to the Week On Monday at around 7:20 AM, I arrived one of the gyms where I work just as the sky opening up to a torrential downpour as I pulled into the gym parking lot. I considered waiting it out in my car until I finally gave up and made a […]

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My First Race in Over Six Months and Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day! Several of my friends and I started our Independence Day off with a bang by running in the Firecracker 5K. We had a blast as usual and I’m so glad I was able to join in on the fun!   Once home, I met with two clients and then chilled for the […]

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Exploring Scenic Arizona and Southern Utah

How to Recap our Incredible Family Vacation Yesterday we flew home from, quite possibly, my second best vacation ever (Italy was the best). Having our adult children with us to explore the desert southwest made one our favorite places all the more meaningful. I’ve decided the best way to recap this incredible family vacation is […]

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Healing and Hiking

Short and Sweet No, I’m not talking about me; although, I have lost 1.5 inches in height from my younger days… Could it be all that pounding on the pavement while running thousands of miles over my lifetime? Probably… What’s short and sweet are the activities in this week’s RunDown. I really don’t have a […]

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Lots of Family Time and a Cruiser Farewell

An Early Father’s Day Celebration Yesterday, the kids treated Bill to an early Father’s Day celebration at Bear Chase Brewery where we had a delightful time just sitting around and chatting while enjoying good food and drinks. Even though I’m not a beer drinker, I had plenty of alternative choices and settled on a red […]

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A Relaxing Couple of Days at the Beach After an absolutely fantastic time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday enjoying wedding festivities, Bill and I embraced just chillin’ on Sunday and Monday, our last two days on the Outer Banks. We left our beach house around 2 PM on Monday and got home just in time […]

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Recovering from a Busy Weekend with an Even Busier Weekend

Summer Kickoff Success Thank you for your wishes for great weather for our annual Summer Kickoff Barbecue last Sunday. The storms held off until well after midnight and we had delightful weather, albeit slightly warm for my taste. It just goes to show that stalking the weather does nothing more than add stress to the […]

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Chillin’ in Chaturanga and Celebrating Memorial Day

Yoga Friends Sunday afternoon while watering the flowers on our deck, I noticed this little skink hanging out with my yoga frogs. He stayed in chaturanga while eying the frogs in their more relaxing poses.   Summer Kickoff I have to keep this post short and sweet because today’s our Annual Summer Kickoff Barbecue. This […]

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Contrasting Days of Being Lazy Versus Industrious

Mother’s Day, Lazy Day The week started with a lazy and relaxing Mother’s Day. Other than squeezing in a client who would otherwise miss one of her sessions due to travel, I didn’t do a whole lot of anything as I enjoyed a day of rest and relaxation. Our son Daniel and granddog Pablo came […]

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Starting the Week with a Rainy Bike Tour and Ending it Reunited with my Running Girls

Unfortunately, WeatherBug was Accurate  Remember last week when I talked about stalking the weather for our Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour? I learned that stalking doesn’t necessarily bring good luck for perfect weather, and for once, WeatherBug was pretty spot on with its forecast of a rainy 58° day. The wind was just an […]

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Apparently Stalking the Weather isn’t Just for Runners I became more and more obsessed with stalking the weather for this morning’s Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour as the week wore on. Here’s a summary of my findings… Wednesday – Morning low of 55° with a high of 56° and 70% chance of rain Thursday […]

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A Perfect Day of Workouts and a Spur-of-the-Moment Whirlwind Visit to the Farm

My Kind of Day So this is how my Monday went down: 5-mile run ✓ 1-hour of strength training ✓ 30-minutes Yoga for Flexibility ✓ 15-mile bike ride ✓ I was in heaven! For various reasons, several of my Monday clients rescheduled to another day and I ended up only working three hours. I took […]

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From Marathon Monday to Easter with Pablo

Cheering on Boston On Monday, I celebrated the 123rd Boston Marathon by wearing my 2010 Boston hoodie. I had the TV on in the background so my clients and I could keep an eye on the race, but by the time the elite runners were finishing, I’d driven to train clients at another location and […]

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Cheering on Runners and Bunny Hopping

Paying it Back to the Running Community On Sunday, Erin, Tracy, and I met to cheer on the runners of the Loudoun Half as they closed in on their final half mile of the race. It was fun seeing our MRTT and Cruiser friends out racing and being on the other side of the cheering/encouraging […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… I Love Me Some Power Tools We have a planter built into our deck that was once painted to match the lattice work on the sides of the deck. The paint constantly chipped and peeled and unless it had just been painted, it looked terrible. Sanding it down and […]

 
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