Deb Runs

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Training For Two Races Of Very Different Types

With four weeks left until my Hungry Mother 25K Trail Race and twelve weeks until the Grand Tetons Half my week of training included: Running – 19.5 miles Trail Running – 0 miles Cross Training – see yellow Weekly RunDown infographic below I am running both races for fun so I am not doing any speed work, […]

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Running Past Both A Tortoise And A Hare

This week was a blur with work, a follow-up periodontist appointment, my quarterly full-body skin check, and Bill’s birthday celebration. With my extra appointments, my runs had to be moved around so I’d have time to shower before those doctor’s appointments. I have no problem running, not showering, but changing into dry clothes, and meeting […]

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A Week Ending With A Marathon –  A Cooking Marathon, That Is…

There was so much going on this past week that I wouldn’t be able to remember exactly where my week had taken me if I didn’t have my workout log to look back over. There were only two runs, the usual three strength training sessions, assorted yoga sessions, and a Saturday marathon… I skipped my […]

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Wow, talk about a week of fluctuating temperatures… At 5:30 AM on Monday the real temperature was 45° (feels like 41°), but by Saturday, it had dropped to 11° (feels like 7°). The warmer temps made Monday’s solo run delightful even though I stayed in my neighborhood on our half-mile circle. When I have to […]

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Running Faster Than Intended And A New Puppy

I’m going to rush through this week’s recap because I have some really exciting news to share at the end of my post… On Tuesday I needed an earlier than usual start to my day, so I hit my treadmill (affiliate link) at 5 AM while it poured rain outside. As much as I like to […]

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Flying Solo; When Running That Is…

This week was unintentionally a week of running alone… solo… sans friends. It all started when on Tuesday morning I left my house, but only made it about a half mile when that rumbly in my tumbly told me I’d best turn my car around and go home. I texted my friends to let them […]

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Last Sunday morning on Instagram I posted a picture of how cool the confluence of the two creeks meeting behind our house looked and captioned it, “Watching the water flow at the confluence of the two creeks behind our house is always entertaining especially during the summer after a heavy rainfall when one flows in […]

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Getting Back Into A Healthy Routine

New Year’s Eve was very low key for Bill and me even though we got invited to a party about thirty minutes after I signed up for a New Year’s Day race… Sunday evening we went to the party late, stayed for about an hour, and were home and in bed by 11 PM. On […]

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Wrapping Up 2017 On The Trail And In The Gym

I did pretty much nothing fitness wise other than make sure to do my five-minute planks on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. As I mentioned last week, we spent Sunday in the car driving home from my mom’s house and once we got home, I had grocery shopping to do, Christmas Eve mass to attend, and lots […]

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Runs In The Country, Horses, And A House Full Of Food And Fun

We’re in the car making the six-hour drive home from my mom’s house so I have plenty of time to write this week’s recap. Here goes… It’s that time of year where the calories flow and self control is tested, and Monday put me to the first test of the season. One of my clients […]

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Our week started off on a high note with the Cruisers‘ annual Christmas party on Sunday evening. Each year we meet at a local Japanese sushi bar and steakhouse, and then come back to Bill’s and my home for dessert and a gift exchange. We keep it simple and always have such a fun time!   […]

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This time of year is crazy for everyone, but with my self-imposed expectations of Martha Stewarting everything I do, I stay incredibly busy and that’s why I was more or less absent from social media all week, and I wouldn’t change a thing… On Sunday I had a lot of fun with my MRTT friends at […]

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A Week Of Race Recaps, Carryout, And Not Much Sleep

This week’s title pretty much sums up my week. If I wasn’t working or working out, I was writing race recaps from my last two races and prepping for some other throwback recaps coming up. Somewhere in there I tried to slip in a little sleep, and sadly it was just a little because going […]

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One to always plan ahead, I ran mid-day on Monday in anticipation of Thursday’s annual turkey trot which my entire family has been running for years. I headed out for an easy five-mile run on the cool, beautiful day after training my morning clients.   Once home, I showered, foam rolled, etc. and then did […]

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After pounding the pavement hard last Sunday for just over two hours in my half marathon, I decided to let my body rest this week and didn’t run again until yesterday. With a 5K a week for the next three weeks, I’m going to let that suffice as my speedwork and enjoy easy conversation pace […]

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And just like that, I completed week 16 of my 16-week Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) training cycle for my OBX Half Marathon which means that my target race was this weekend! More on that later… Scheduled for my final track workout was 6 x 400-meter repeats at a 7:18 goal pace with 400 recoveries, bookended […]

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Hilly Track Repeats And A Gorgeous Sunrise: OBX Half Marathon Training (Week Fifteen)

This past week completed week 15 of my 16-week Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) training cycle for my OBX Half Marathon which means that the race is one week from today! I’m certainly inspired as I write today’s post while watching the New York City Marathon. Shalane Flanagan just won the women’s division with a time […]

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This past week completed week 14 of my 16-week Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) training cycle for my OBX Half Marathon. We weren’t traveling for a game (more on that later) so I didn’t have to move around any of my workout days like I had to last week. Between injuries and other friends already finished […]

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Hills, Gravel, And Crescent Moon Laps:  OBX Half Marathon Training (Week Thirteen)

This past week completed week 13 of my 16-week Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) training cycle for my OBX Half Marathon. Since we were traveling to visit my mom Wednesday evening through Saturday morning before heading to the Virginia Tech football game on Saturday afternoon, I mixed up my runs a bit so I wouldn’t compromise […]

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Reunited And It Feels So Good:  OBX Half Marathon Training (Week Twelve)

This past week completed week 12 of my 16-week Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) training cycle for my OBX Half Marathon. The week was to be all about getting back out on the trail as I eased back into running while getting a feel for how my leg was healing. Spoiler alert, my leg felt great […]

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