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The third of four hikes on day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, wasn’t much more than an in-and-out of our car, been-there-seen-that sort of jaunt. We had decided to stay in Southern Utah for the day and the Kanab / Grand Staircase Escalante region provided plenty of opportunities […]

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On, June 25th, day four of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, we drove to the Grand Staircase Escalante region. Our first stop was to gather information from the Kanab Visitor Center park rangers who made several recommendations of short hikes in the surrounding area. Following their recommendations, we headed to Dinosaur Tracks […]

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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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On day four (June 25th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, we drove to the Grand Staircase Escalante region. With the help of the park rangers at the Kanab Visitors Center, we picked Dinosaur Tracks as our first hike of the day. From our Airbnb in Washington, Utah, Dinosaur Tracks was only […]

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2019 Marine Corps Half Marathon Race Recap

  The seeds for running the Marine Corps Half Marathon in Camp Lejeune, NC were sewn back in February when my Cruiser friend Beth told me about last year’s race being canceled after Hurricane Florence ravaged the area. As a result, Beth’s registration was deferred and she invited me to join her for this year’s race. The […]

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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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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.   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. Won’t you join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that I’ve recently been noticing that my posture […]

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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 time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. Won’t you join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. First of all, I’d tell you that I am not making this up! I saw a guy […]

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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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Runfessions of a Vanilla Scented Runner

  ~ 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, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll give you […]

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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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Returning to Zion National Park On Sunday, June 23rd, we started day two of our family vacation by making the 50-minute drive from our AirBnB in Washington, Utah to Zion National Park.  We found parking in Springdale and hopped on the free shuttle to the south entrance of the park. It had been nearly 36 years […]

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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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Our much anticipated family vacation began on June 22nd with a ridiculously early flight out of Dulles International Airport. Once we landed in Las Vegas, Nevada, we met up with the rest of our family, grabbed our baggage, and picked up our rental SUV. Lunch was a priority and gave us an opportunity to catch […]

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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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