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For some of the Cruiser ladies, the OBX Half Marathon was a race eleven months in the making. I started our race story with my post, But First, We Had To Have A Birthday Party, last week when I explained that the idea of running this particular race first came about at a Christmas party […]

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After spending two weeks – well, thirteen days to be exact – at our family beach house on the Outer Banks, I decided to sort through my many pictures and share some of my favorites. Today’s post is short on words, but long in pictures! Enjoy!   Sissy, my hilarious little plant, traveled with us […]

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From Running On Sand, To Flying On Asphalt (August 11-17)

With the exception of Tuesday’s run, training went well last week leading up to my first big race of the fall racing season.  When I got off of the sand and onto asphalt again, I felt like I was flying! Monday Since we were still at the beach and didn’t want to drive into town, […]

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Weekly Running Recap With A Little Sand Thrown In

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s time for another weekly running recap, but being on vacation has all of my days running together! Last week’s runs included time on asphalt, concrete, sand, and a boardwalk.  My legs would have loved for all of my runs to be on the boardwalk, but a girl’s […]

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Running Along Route 12, Without Getting Killed

Fitting our long run in while on vacation at the beach is never a problem.  Deciding just where to run it is… Yesterday we decided to try running along Route 12 so we would have a consistent running surface, and a change in scenery.  Running along the shore at low tide is beautiful, but the […]

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The Art Of Taking The Perfect Selfie

  This year, the word selfie has been added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: self·ie :  an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera especially for posting on social networks   I started this blog post last summer at the beach after I took my very first selfie in the car on our […]

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Happy Blogiversary, Deb Runs!

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I hit submit on my first blog post on January 31, 2013.  So in celebration, today’s post will be fun facts about Deb Runs, and a look back at some of my favorite posts… Most viewed post:  Training Minions, Or You Most views in one […]

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Embracing The Weather

I ran yesterday.  I ran, but I waited until the mercury climbed from two degrees to a balmy fifteen.  During my run I actually daydreamed about the beach…  I never do that.  You see, I’m happy in the moment.  I like that we have four distinct seasons in Virginia, and I embrace them all.  Come […]

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My Camera Dump From Our Beach Trip

Let’s start today’s post with a moment of silence for this Nike shoe that stayed on the fence post on the corner of our road for the entire week that we were at the beach.  I’m assuming that the owner had long ago left the beach…   Perhaps she had lost the other shoe on […]

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Running and Swimming 20 Seconds Per Mile

While at the beach, I emailed one of my Cruiser friends the following note: RunKeeper is crazy down here!  According to it, yesterday we ran 20:54 minute/miles and today we ran 5:35 minute/miles!  Woot woo!!!  What an improvement in just a day!  I assume the satellite signal is sketchy!  ;-)See you in a few! She […]

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Parasailing Over Currituck Sound

I had always wanted to go parasailing, so last summer while we were at the beach we decided to go!  I am terribly afraid of heights, so I was more than a little worried about going, but it was something I had to do!  We decided if we were going to do it, we might […]

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Just Another Beach Run

The very first thing we do when we get to the beach house is put out our American flag.  We unlock the door, carry out the flag, and then start opening up the house, carrying in our luggage, groceries, etc… Every run at the beach is a little different depending on the tide… and that […]

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Exploring While on Beach Runs and Walks

On Monday while riding down the interstate, I caught up on some of my favorite running blogs, and decided to document the event with a my first ever selfie!  After about the ten tries and getting pictures of everything, but me, I went with this one.  I was using my camera and not my phone […]

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Picture This Beach Run

I am going to start a new series called Picture This _______ Run.  It will be a series of pictures from runs from an area taken on a single run, or over a series of many runs. I won’t call it Rave Runs because David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner’s World, said, “I wish you wouldn’t do […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Follow a Runner’s Blog

TOP TEN REASONS TO FOLLOW A RUNNER’S BLOG: 10.  To learn how to raise chickens… 9.  To experience bungee jumping without really having to jump… 8.  To read about addictive shopping for children’s clothing and shoes… 7.  To follow a day in the life of a busy soccer mom… 6.  To learn how to make […]

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Friday Favorites

1.  Favorite afternoon snack….  Avocado 2.  Favorite tweet I’ve received recently…  Thank you Bart for your vote of confidence, but you kicked my butt. 3.  Favorite new item that I pinned to Pinterest this week…   Be sure to pop over to Janine’s blog The Purple Giraffe and check out her detailed tips for staying […]

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I Need Your Motivational Quotes!

When two of my blogging friends saw my beach running pictures they suggested that I put them on motivational posters! Stephanie liked the picture of me running alone early in the morning and had this to say… You need to put a caption or quote on that picture of you and send it out… that […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there; especially to my wonderful husband and my dad! The boys and I couldn’t have asked for a better guy!  Bill is a fabulous dad and has always been there for Joseph and Daniel; AND he’s the best running husband a girl could ask for! If […]

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Beach Living

I hope you guys enjoyed Julie’s guest posts as much as I did!  Thank you again, Julie; and just so you know, you are welcome to write for me anytime you want!  AND I agree with everyone’s comments that you should start a blog, too! Bill and I have had a great few days here […]

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Running With The Horses

This morning Bill and I are driving to the Outer Banks for a few days of rest and relaxation!  To get you in the mood for our vacation, I thought I’d post a few of my favorite beach running pictures from previous years. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I will run with […]

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