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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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It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   Drum Roll Please   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that I ran yesterday for the first time since my New Year’s Day 5K. Granted it […]

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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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It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that yesterday was my six year blogiversary and to celebrate, I’m giving you the chance to win two fun Kudos coasters. […]

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Celebrating my Blogiversary with a Kudos Coaster Giveaway

How it Began One evening over dinner, Julie, my oldest son’s girlfriend (now wife) had me enthralled as she talked about a running blog she followed. Intrigued, I asked questions and knew immediately that I wanted to start a blog of my own. I had recapped a few of my races on Facebook notes and […]

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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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Runfessions of a Nincompoop Race Shirt Hoarder Who Drinks Margaritas out of a Pint Glass

~ Runfessions ~ A collection of statements admitting that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…   It’s time again to join in on the fun and clear my conscious of recent running, biking, fitness, and nutrition related faux pas. I know I’ll feel better when I’m done!   I runfess:  I’m considering throwing out most of […]

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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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FOMO While reminiscing through texts with my friends about how much fun we had at last years New Year’s Day race, I signed up to bring in 2019 with equal fanfare at the New Day New Year 5K. Because I’d been experiencing some pain in my right glute/hammie, I had waited until the Friday night […]

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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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Putting Your Race Medals to Good Use

Disclaimer:  I received the following coaster from Kudos for free in exchange for posting pictures on Instagram. I think it’s pretty cool so I decided to also share some pictures on my blog. All opinions are my own…   My Kudos coaster arrived in a tidy little box, perfect for wrapping for gift giving. Because it had been […]

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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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Catching Up Over Coffee:  Books, Avocados, and Coasters

It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d ask if you read my review of Run to the Light (affiliate link) by Laura King Edwards, and if you left a comment […]

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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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Year of Running 2018

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links… As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on 2018 and my year of running. My friend Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC makes it easy to create a year end wrap-up by posting questions for fellow running bloggers in her linkup, Year of Running. Without further ado, here […]

 
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