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Keeping A Low Profile And A Solo Long Run

I was a good girl ya’ll, and as a result, my weekly recap will be a little short in the what I got accomplished this past week in the workout department. If you remember, I promised my doctor that I’d keep a low profile for at least one week, and I did. Next week will […]

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Negotiating Workouts With My Doctor

With surgery scheduled to remove yet another basal cell carcinoma from my right bicep on Wednesday afternoon, I front loaded my workouts to early in the week to get as much accomplished as possible prior to my appointment. Tuesday morning I ran laps around my neighborhood from 5:30 to 6:30 AM and loved that it’s […]

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Recovering From My 25K And Preparing For High Altitude

I left off last week with a little tease about running the Hungry Mother 25K, but didn’t mention that it snowed the entire afternoon after the race. Our drive back across Walker Mountain the following morning on our way home from our race weekend getaway gave us gorgeous views of what looked like trees covered […]

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I really wish I’d taken screen shots each time I checked the weather forecast for Marion, Virginia this past week as I debated what to pack for the Hungry Mother 25K Trail Race on Saturday, but it’s safe to say that most of the time, the forecast looked very similar to this…   By Wednesday evening […]

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Yesterday morning was our ninth-annual Easter Bunny Hop. The tradition started when my Cruiser friend Jerome and I planned an excursion taking us off the W&OD Trail, winding along smaller neighborhood trails until we arrived at Bill’s and my back yard where we’d hidden bottles of Gatorade and plastic Easter eggs filled with packets of […]

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Welcome To March Weather And Endless Wildlife Entertainment

It’s been weeks since I was on my Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday running schedule and I hope that once spring weather finally moves in to stay, I’ll be back to consistently running on those days. For now, though, I carefully plan out my runs based on the weather forecast so that I don’t find myself running on my […]

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Twenty Not So Boring Laps, Baby!

This past week was a really good week of training. I’m the type who gets more done when I’m crunched for time because it makes me carefully plan ahead when I need to run, lift, etc. to assure that I fit it all into my busy schedule. When I have a more relaxed schedule, I […]

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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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