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Celebrating Big With A Birthday Letter To Myself

Three years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with an age correction in the first paragraph and the annual addition… Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the whole month of November because I’ve […]

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Two years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself, and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my annual additions… Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the whole month of November because I’ve earned it.  To celebrate my 56 years of […]

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Farm Running And Blacksburg Fun

I had so much fun last week visiting my mom on the farm; and while out of town, I kept true to my workouts and healthy eating even with the fun size Mounds candy bars my mom had waiting for me and the birthday brownie she served Thursday night. The weather was fantastic so it was […]

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And That’s A Wrap On The Fall Traveling

I have mixed emotions on the title of today’s blog post.  As season ticket holders of Virginia Tech football, our falls are always filled with fun – and a lot of driving.  This year, though, our Hokies are either under-performing or just not that good.  And I’ve got to admit that it’s a lot harder […]

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Where My Heart Does A Happy Dance

It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello! The DC Trifecta chose Things I Like About My Favorite City to be this week’s Friday Five theme.  If you’ve read […]

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Revisiting My Birthday Letter To Myself

Last year I wrote my first birthday letter to myself, and have decided to update it each year.  Here’s last year’s entry with my 57th year highlight… Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the whole month of November because I’ve earned it.  To celebrate my 56 years […]

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Lessons I Learned as a Young Hokie…

It’s no secret that I’m a Hokie fan through and through, and I’m very proud of my alma mater.  So much in fact, that this spring I wrote What It’s Really Like To Be A Hokie.  So on the eve of the Hokie Half Marathon, I’ll shared my lessons learned at Virginia Tech.   Lessons […]

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My Blog Has Been Hijacked!

Recently my blog has been hijacked by throwback race recaps and skin cancer posts.  Seriously, how have you survived without knowing my every move? I’m not sure why it’s been so important to me to chronicle every marathon; but it has, and it’s been a blast digging through my old race pictures, talking to Bill, […]

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If All Weekends Could Be So Fun…

Sometimes you have a weekend that’s just perfect!  This past weekend Bill and I went to Blacksburg for the Spring Maroon and White Game.  All the way home we kept talking about how much fun we had!  There’s just something about Blacksburg that makes us both so happy; and we’ve always said that if we […]

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Guest Post On Coach Daddy

A couple of months ago Eli, over at Coach Daddy asked me to be a guest writer for his blog.  He gave me three prompts to choose from and I chose, What It’s Like to Be a Hokie.  I’m sure my friends and regular readers won’t find that very hard to believe, because if there’s […]

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Amazing Endurance Runners And An Evening Back On Campus

Yesterday I started my last morning visiting my mom with a 12-mile extra-hilly run.  My run was far better than my previous one, but those hills put a hurting on me.  My total time was 2:00:54 (10:04 pace), and my quads are still complaining! I ran past the trash and recycling center and since they […]

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And That’s a Wrap!

Warning:  This post contains thousands of fatty calories, so pull a seat up to our dining room table and let’s talk Christmas food… I like coconut milk, and I love anything that combines mint and chocolate, so how could I pass this up at Harris Teeter when I shopped for our Christmas spread?  At only […]

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A Birthday Letter To Myself

Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate the whole month of November because I’ve earned it.  To celebrate my 56 years of living on this magnificent earth, I thought I’d write a birthday letter to my many different ages… Dear 1-year old self…  Keep running, but for heavens […]

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Coaching, Weddings, and Reunions

I’ve wanted to become a Road Runners Club of America certified coach for years, but I never saw a class offered near me until this summer.   By the time I found it, it was already full.  I got on RRCA’s email list so that I would be notified of all new courses and could […]

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Running First, Dodging Rain Drops Later

Since Bill and I were in Blacksurg for the game, we met Meagan for a long run this morning.  When we got to the trail parking area, we noticed a bridge under construction for what we think is part of the Huckleberry Trail extension to the south.  Of course I may be spreading rumors, but […]

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Picture This Huckleberry Trail Run

In anticipation of running the Hokie Half Marathon this fall with Meagan on the Huckleberry Trail, I am going to take you on a run on the 5.76-mile trail that runs from Christiansburg to Blacksburg… The Virginia Anthracite Coal and Rail Company tracks were removed and the Huckleberry Trail was built back in 1966. Bill and […]

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BEST. NEWS. EVER = Hokie Half Marathon

Last night I got the BEST. NEWS. EVER!  Julie called to tell me that there will be a Hokie Half Marathon on September 15.  I think I will start packing now.  I’m THAT excited!  I only have a maroon VT running shirt so I think I need to buy a white or orange one to […]

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Healthy Foundations

I just learned that my alma mater Virginia Tech is ranked at number three in The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S. on Greatist.com.  The author Nicole McDermott sites exercise incentive programs and contests where winning students are rewarded with free personal training sessions and exercise passes as one of the reasons VT received this […]

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