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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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A Sixteen-Week High in Running Miles

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… Shout-out to Mekhi Lewis Last night Virginia Tech got its first ever individual title when Mekhi Lewis, a red-shirt freshman, became the NCAA Champion at 165 pounds. Bill and I watched Mekhi wrestle when we were in Blacksburg in February. He is such a strong and dominate athlete and […]

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Let’s Talk Running Medicine and What I Learned

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… Running Medicine 2019 On Thursday and Saturday I attended the Running Medicine 2019 Conference at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia. My sister-in-law Eva works for the Office of Continuing Medical Education at UVA and is the program manager of the conference. I had […]

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Heading South to Warmer Weather and Where Did my Running Endurance Go?

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links… A Little Winter Respite Bill and I just returned from a quick getaway to Tampa, Florida where we attended our niece’s wedding. It was a delightful and much-needed mini-vacation where we enjoyed temps in the 70’s while it snowed back home. These pasty white legs enjoyed some breathing room […]

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A Run is a Run, No Matter How Short!

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   A Name I Can Get Behind Welcome to the new weekly linkup of all things fitness related, especially recaps of the previous week’s workouts. It’s the same recap, but with a new name and new hosts. I have to admit that when I saw the name of the […]

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Snow, Rain, and Wind Surrounding a Quick Trip to the Farm

An Unexpected Snow Day Wednesday was an unexpected snow day! I knew the snow was coming, but didn’t expect the gym to actually announce the day before that it would be closed all day on Wednesday. My clients who were scheduled to come to my home gym didn’t have 4-wheel drive and chose to ere […]

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Working Toward Recovery and Another Pablo Visit

Hydration is the Key Earlier this week I mentioned on Instagram that I’ve been sluggish recently and eating mindlessly. Initially, I attributed it to being injured and not able to run, but then I realized that I’d not been very good at hydrating lately. I spent last week focusing on staying properly hydrated and eating […]

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Physical Therapy and Dry Needling:  Getting me Closer to the Running Trail with Each Visit

Planking and Foot Numbness I’ve been doing daily five-minute planks for two and a half years. As a result, my core has gotten much stronger and helps support my weakened lower back. A few weeks ago I started noticing that my right foot would be numb when I stood up at the end of my […]

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When the Nose Knows and Three More Days of my Giveaway

Last Week’s Newsworthy Happenings Our son Daniel’s birthday was on Wednesday and we drove down to Arlington to celebrate with him and his girlfriend Jess. We walked about five blocks to the Green Pig Bistro in the 11° (feels like 2°) temps. I feel so metropolitan when we visit our sons because we usually walk to […]

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We Have a Plan!

We Have a Plan On Friday, I finally had my long awaited appointment with my spine doctor. Basically, he said exactly what I thought he’d say – they don’t call me Dr. Deb for nothing! Most likely my L4-L5 disc bulge is inflamed and swollen again, and is pressing against my sciatic nerve, much like […]

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Hoping to Get Some Answers On Friday I’ll finally have my long awaited appointment with my spine doctor and will hopefully get some answers on why my sciatic nerve has been acting up causing both a sharp pain in my right glute and my right foot to go numb. More importantly, I hope to find […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Whining Alert and Toning Down the Workouts  As I mentioned last week, I have a cold – it’s in its second full week and still hanging on. Actually, I feel pretty good so I can’t complain. I’m just being overly cautious with this lingering cough and congestion and […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Kicking Off the New Year Like… My group of running friends and I have a group text that sees very few idle days. Our virtual conversations go from chatting about our next run to discussing when we can get together for dinner. On New Year’s Eve while making […]

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Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   Christmas Week On Sunday afternoon, we arrived home from visiting my mom and celebrating an early Christmas with her. On Christmas Eve, we enjoyed our traditional family time after mass and as per usual, we snapped a family picture…   Christmas morning Pablo learned quickly that gift bags […]

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Let the Holidays Officially Begin Daniel and Pablo arrived at our house on Thursday mid-day for the drive to my mom’s house for an early Christmas. We had the first of Pablo’s Christmas gifts, a new bed, unwrapped and waiting, and he seemed to approve!   The front of a two-day rain storm moved in […]

 
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