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My Birthday Week Contrary to how my friend Craig thinks I celebrated my birthday by barhopping and clubbing every night this past week (make that month), I kept it low-keyed. 😂😂😂 I worked a normal day and even opted to cook dinner on my actual birthday rather than going out. I met my good friend […]

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Real Life Functional Training and a Visit from Pablo

It’s my Birthday Week Daniel, Jess, and Pablo came over for the weekend to help me celebrate my birthday a little early. Pablo picked out my card…   They gave me the best gift – a Nationals World Series Champions t-shirt and a Fight Finished towel! Now that’s true love – giving your mom the […]

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Seven Days, Seven Bitmojis I promise that after today I’ll stop talking about the Nationals winning the World Series, but when you’re a sports fan in the DC area, you’re not used to having a winning team. One exception was the Capitals winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, but prior to that we’d been dry […]

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Good Luck Marine Corps Marathoners and Washington Nationals!

A Fun Day Hanging with Kim in Arlington  A couple of weeks ago, Kim emailed asking if I had any availability to meet her on Friday before the Marine Corps Marathon. She would be arriving several hours before she could check into her Airbnb and had plenty of time to kill. Luckily for me, my […]

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Six Years Already?  It was six years ago tonight that my mom called with the heartbreaking news that my dad had just passed away after being the picture of health until an unexpected bout with pneumonia. During the whirlwind days that followed his death, I wrote this tribute to him. Some days it seems like […]

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Don’t Tell My Dentist, but it Turns Out that “Flossing” May Not be Good for Me

Could It Have Been the Flossing? As I mentioned in last week’s rundown, my right leg/lower back/right SI joint started feeling a little wonky within the first mile of my Saturday morning five-mile run. Instead of listening to my body and either slowing to a walk or stopping altogether, I chose to grit it out […]

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Family Time and Back to Babying My Body

From Farm to City… Last Sunday, we left my mom’s house after visiting overnight after our previous two-night stay in Blacksburg. We got to spend a little time with Hobbes and Callie before hitting the road to drive home.   Once home, we unpacked quickly and got back in the car to drive to Arlington […]

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When in Blacksburg… Arriving in Blacksburg Thursday evening with bright and expectant eyes for another fun-filled football weekend, Bill and I unpacked our stuff and headed straight to Cabo Fish Taco for dinner and drinks. Our friends Jim and Dee joined us to help close the place down (it closes at 10 PM LOL) and […]

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Wrapping up Our Weekend On Sunday, the day after the race, we drove from our friends Beth and Tom’s beach condo to their home a couple of hours inland. There, we were treated to a different kind of water view complete with a double rainbow just before dinner. We had another delightful evening and relaxing […]

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Visiting Friends for the Marine Corps Half in Camp Lejeune

It Was a Busy Week and I Loved It It never fails that whenever I plan to head out of town, I have at least one new client reach out to me wanting to schedule a consultation or session for that week. This past week, I had three new clients scheduled plus I taught Fitness […]

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Block Party Forgiveness To say my neighbors outdid themselves when planning our block party for Labor Day evening would be an understatement. We had a dunk tank, bounce house, two corn hole sets, ladder golf, a fire pit for making s’mores, and fireworks, but most importantly, we had a Chick-fil-A truck! Additionally, we had several […]

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It’s Taper Time and My First Salmon Bowl

I Just Can’t Help Myself… Before I talk about my workouts, I have to share a few pictures of Pablo taken during the last fews day of his visit. Bill and I are finally starting to get a little more relaxed with him and let him play off-leash in our yard. Like any good dog, […]

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Workouts Are More Fun with Friends by Your Side

He’s Baaack… Pablo is enjoying another long weekend at Camp Mim and Grandpab while his parents are enjoying time with Jess’ family in California. BTW, Grandpab is not a typo. 😉 I can’t stand how cute he is and really miss the little fellow when he goes home. We’ll be watching him two more times […]

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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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