Deb Runs

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How To Get A Great Calf Workout On The Running Trail

With Yaktrax and GoPro in Hand, Bill and I hopped in the car on Saturday afternoon and headed to Paeonian Springs for a run on the snow covered W&OD Trail. We quickly realized that the eight inches of snow that fell on Thursday hadn’t been plowed, and that our run would be an adventure! We […]

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Fresh Powder And A GoPro

It’s rare that we get fresh powder in the mid-Atlantic region, but when we do, Bill and I don’t miss the opportunity to play in it!  We’re under the grips of an Arctic blast (it was 14° when we ran this morning), and the upside to that cold air is precipitation in the form of […]

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Ellie’s Self-Made Ultra Marathon

I first met Ellie at Miles’ Pancake Run in June, but had the opportunity to get to know her a little bit better at Julie’s bridal shower, bachelorette party, and then the wedding when Ellie was one of Julie’s bridesmaids.  Ellie and Julie ran track together in high school, have stayed close friends, and ran […]

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Reasons I Love Running Before The Sun Rises

I’m a self-declared morning person.  I’m the type that is wide awake the second my feet hit the floor in the mornings; although, I have been known to hit snooze a time or two before those feet actually hit the floor. Back in the spring my MRTT friends and I started meeting at 6:00 AM […]

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Mourning The Loss Of The Marathon

I ran my last marathon on November 12, 2011.  At the time, I didn’t realize that my marathon career was pretty much over… I know that I could run another marathon, but seriously, how many do I need to run?  I have 40 under my belt and shouldn’t I just be happy with that?  I […]

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Another Good Week… If You Like To Run (July 14 – 20)

Last week was another good week for running, and since everyone seemed to enjoy last week’s workout recap, I’m going to make it a weekly event! Monday I almost always rest from cardio on Mondays, but try to get a good weight lifting session and core workout completed on my non-cardio day.  After about 30 […]

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Three Words Every Girl Wants To Hear

We’ve had a couple of unexpected snowfalls this week, but you won’t hear me complaining until mid-March.  Then even this snow-lover will be ready for spring. Yesterday morning we woke up yet again to fresh snow on the ground and snow coming down at a pretty steady pace.  I got up with plans to go […]

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Somebody Has A Birthday Today!

I have a deep-seated weariness that I haven’t experienced in a very long time.  It’s the kind of weariness that I used to experience after I spent the day cutting the grass, spreading mulch, and planting flowers, after going on a long run with the Cruisers earlier in the morning!  The only difference is that […]

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That Couldn’t Have Been Lightning… It’s January!

When my alarm went off at 6:15  Saturday morning, I was in such a deep sleep that I didn’t hear it for a couple of minutes.  The snuggly-warm draw of my bed was almost too much for me, but I had people to meet and miles to run so after hitting the snooze alarm twice, […]

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New Cruiser And Avoiding A Cold Run!

I’ll admit it, I was a wimp!  After trying to find a time that the Cruisers could meet to run yesterday morning without freezing our behinds off and breaking our necks on the ice, I canceled our run. Friday evening I started feeling icky and that made it even easier to cancel… I woke up […]

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Doing Something I Never Thought I’d Get To Do!

In my spare time yesterday morning, I got my “Race Results” tab completed on my blog.  Now all of my races are organized by distance and in chronological order.  We runners are very nerdy like that and love to have everything laid out and easy to look at.  If you even have a smidgen of […]

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2013 Run With Santa 5K Race Recap

  Earlier this week I started stalking the Run With Santa 5K website when I saw the messy weather coming across the country with an ETA in the DC area on Sunday morning about the time the race was to start.  This is what I found…   And then last night Weather Bug had this […]

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Cruisers’ 45-Mile Ultra Marathon Recap

Yesterday’s Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Miler Ultra Marathon was a huge success and I’m pretty sure that everyone who participated had a good time!  I’m sending out a huge thank you to everyone who helped me pull off this event with such great success! Here’s a little history that I haven’t shared with you on why I decided […]

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There’s a New Cruiser Ultramarathoner!

Wow!  Today was a busy day with the Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Event going on ALL. DAY. LONG!  We got up at 3:30 to get ready and get the car packed to drive to the start of our run out in Purcellville, Virginia. After a minor little snafu, we got going and arrived […]

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Runnin’ Runnin’ and Runnin’ Runnin’ and Runnin’ Runnin’

Here’s what various Cruisers will be doing all day tomorrow during our Cruisers’ 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Run! After the run, let’s hope we don’t all look like this Tired Man statue sculpted by József Somogyi in Makó, Hungary. Today we went to combined party for Julie’s graduation (remember the pinata cake I made when she […]

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Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s?

I’m going to be pretty busy tomorrow prepping for the Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Run and attending a fun social function (no, it’s not a run), so I might not talk write to you again until Sunday evening.  I hope to be able to post tomorrow, but if I don’t, I promise to […]

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In Dog Miles, He Was Running Four Minute/Miles

Contrary to almost all of my other race photos, both of my feet are not planted firmly on the ground in this picture from Thursday’s Firecracker 5K; however, I’m looking at my watch just like in all other finish line photos of me.  All races in the =PR= Race Series have photographers out on the […]

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Wanted!  Quirky Running Stories

Before I get into the details of the Cruisers’ morning run, I need some help from you guys.  I’ve been working on a post called “It’s A Runner Thing” for a little while and I’d like to publish it this week.  I have been collecting photos and comments from friends about odd and quirky things we […]

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Ten Years And Running…

Ten years ago today, Bill and I bought our third, and we say final house.  We have no plans to move; we’ve acquired too much crap to ever move again we like it here that much!  We burned a lot of calories over the three or four days that we moved, but never missed a […]

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