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Checking Off A Bucket List Item – Mountain Biking In Moab Bill had been dreaming of mountain biking for some time and trying it out while we were in the mountain biking capital of North America seemed like the perfect time to start. I had only returned to biking last summer after taking a twenty-year […]

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An Eight-Mile Self-Guided Tour Through New York City

If nothing else, I’m one to plan ahead, although my mom might have disagreed when I was little and called me Wait A Minute Debbie. With plans to travel to New Jersey to visit our son and daughter-in-law for a long weekend, I moved my workouts up to earlier in the week so we’d be […]

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Sunset At Dead Horse Point State Park And Our Delightful Encounter With Kamran On Bike

While in Southern Utah, Bill’s bucket list included spending time taking pictures during sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park. As I mentioned yesterday, we spent a portion of the afternoon walking around the park scouting it out before returning to take pictures during sunset.   There’s A Biker Working Very Hard On our trip to Dead Horse […]

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Scouting Out Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park is a beautiful state park in Southern Utah just 32 miles from Moab. The park has spectacular views of the Colorado River winding its way below the mesa. The arid desert climate provides home to a wide variety of wildlife that have adapted to life with only about ten inches of […]

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A Run, Some Functional Training, And A Little Yoga

As I mentioned last week, Bill and I had a very special visitor Saturday and much of the day on Sunday – Pablo had his first sleepover with us! Sunday morning we took him on another walk and I tested out a little bit of running with him.   I had to laugh, though, because […]

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Exploring Canyonlands National Park In Southern Utah

Our Return To Canyonlands National Park Designated as one of the Mighty Five in Southern Utah, Canyonlands is 337,598 acres of breathtaking canyons, buttes, mesas, and arches. Canyonlands National Park is divided into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, The Needles, and The River (Colorado and Green). On our most recent visit we spent […]

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Our Return To Arches National Park It’s hard to find a desert more beautiful and majestic, than Arches National Park located on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah’s Moab. The park’s 76,679 acres has wide expanses of open red desert dotted with scrub brush and cacti which are occasionally interrupted with spectacular sandstone arches formed by millions of […]

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A Little Bit Of Everything, Including Pablo’s First Sleepover

This week’s recap comes to you much, much later than usual due to a fun-filled Sunday, but since my recaps run Sunday to Saturday, today’s adventures will have to wait until next week… Last Sunday, Bill and I rode our bikes for 32 miles out into Western Loudoun and back, something that’s becoming a Sunday regular. […]

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A Real Coffee Date, A Delicious Peach Bruschetta Recipe, and New Trail Shoes

It’s time to sit down once again and chat about things other than just running and training. Today’s chat will start out with getting to sit down with our gracious hosts in real life, not just virtually! Read on…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that three weeks ago I had a […]

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Grateful For A Fabulous Life And Living Happily Ever After

Welcome to Wednesday Word, a monthly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. On the first Wednesday of every month you will have a single word prompt to write about. Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. […]

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Race Linkup: July 2018 Edition

Welcome to Race Linkup, a monthly linkup opening on the last Monday of every month and staying open for four weeks. Link your race schedule so everyone can see who else will be at the next race and we can arrange meet-ups with other bloggers and our readers. You can link up your race schedule every month or only when you register for […]

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When Horses And Cows Are Your Only Running Buddies

Last Sunday I mentioned that I was visiting my mom and would be staying for the week. We had a fantastic time just being together and I was happy to be able to help her with some chores around the house and yard. It was easy to get my runs in because I love running […]

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Runfessions Of Skipped Runs, Too Many M&M’s, And A Century Ride Put On Hold

~ 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 have been negligent in my […]

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Breakfast Before My First Road Race Versus Today’s Races, Pre Timing Chips; And Three 1980 Fredericksburg Race Recaps

I ran high school track for five years (eight grade was high school for me), then ran intramural track at Virginia Tech, but I never had the wherewithal to consider joining the Virginia Tech cross country team. At the time, cross country was a club sport at VT so I’m sure the coach wouldn’t have […]

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Bloggers On Bikes, More About Cosmos, And Visiting The Farm

Last Sunday morning I mentioned that Bill and I were getting ready for a biking date with Deborah and Courtney. Deborah had reached out to me about riding together after seeing a picture on Instagram that I had posted of the LOVE sculpture in Leesburg, VA. Deborah drove to our house and the three of us hopped on […]

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A Deer Valley Hike And Self-Guided Tour Of The Winter Olympics Training Facilities

Part of the Plan When planning our trip to Wyoming and Utah, we had specific items on our agenda; obviously running in the Grand Teton Half was top on my list, but hiking in the Grand Tetons, visiting some of the southern Utah national and state parks, and seeing our friends was also part of […]

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1997 Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K Race Recap

It’s the race where I ran my 8K PR, yet I don’t have a single picture from the 1997 Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K. I do; however, have a lot of fun memories to share from this race I ran 21 years ago today!   The summer of 1997 was the year I started racing […]

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How To Pee Standing Up:  A Step-By-Step Guide For Women Runners

Anyone running a marathon can be treated to some unsavory sights. Sure, you might see a line of guys standing oddly close to trees as if inspecting the bark for insect infestation, but you’re not going to really see anything unless you stop and run over to the tree for a closer look. If a female […]

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Raise your hand if you think 64° with low humidity is pretty close to perfect running weather for July. Surprisingly, the mid-Atlantic’s triple H’s (hazy, hot, and humid) stayed at bay this week. It got plenty hot during the days – mid-90’s – but cooled off to September worthy temperatures overnight. Tuesday’s run – 5 […]

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About the Firecracker 5K 2018 was the 9th running of the Firecracker 5K, and my 6th consecutive year running what has become one of my favorite races. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the celebration of our nation’s birthday than with a fun morning of running with my friends. The race website […]

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