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Five Reasons I’m Ready For Spring

I love snow more than most people I know.  I don’t dream about being at the beach during the winter.  In fact, if I were out of town in a warm location and heard that we got hit back home with a really big snow storm I’d be pretty bummed!  Our overnight dumping of nine […]

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Somebody’s Gonna Be Happy…  Yaktrax Winner!

We thought we were going to have a pretty good Cruiser turnout this morning, but for various reasons (sick Cruiser, late Cruiser, Cruiser without Yaktrax) Bill and I were the only two that ran.  I’d scheduled our run for later than usual to avoid the windchill warning, and that proved to be a pretty good […]

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Favorite Fitness Items

I haven’t done an installment of Friday Favorites in a while, so today I’m going to focus on a few new fitness products I’m enjoying… Now that the dust from my gym renovation has settled, I picked up a Lifecycle spin bike from our local Leisure Fitness.  Yesterday I put five clients on it for […]

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The Time Bill Should Have Been Wearing Yaktrax…

I don’t want to say, “I told him so,” but I told him so…  Back in mid-December Bill went out for a run just before it got dark.  I had suggested that he go running while it was still light out because there were patches of snow melted on the trail that would be dangerously […]

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Shoveling Snow in -10° Wind Chill

What comes down, must get shoveled away!  Fortunately I don’t mind shoveling, too much…  This morning I waited until 8:30 to shovel the driveway because when I got up the temperature was 2° and the wind chill was -15°.   I think it had warmed up to a balmy -10° wind chill by the time I […]

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Ten Things To Do On A Snow Day

This morning I was torn…  I woke up and a quick check out the window showed dry pavement and 30 degrees on the thermometer.  With a forecast of snow on the horizon I couldn’t decide if I should run before I started seeing clients or after.  Since my next opportunity to run wouldn’t be until […]

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Yaktrax Pro Giveaway

The first time I heard about Yaktrax was back in 2007 when running with a friend, make that, trying to run with a friend on a very icy and snowy W&OD Trail.  He was wearing something on his shoes that reminded me of a pair of tire chains.  He confidently plowed ahead, while I dodged […]

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Picture This Snowy Morning Run

Back in August I started a series called Picture This Run.  Today’s installment will be about waking up to a beautiful fresh powdery snowfall and strapping on our Yaktrax before heading out for an adventuresome run. We had record snowfall in the winter of 2010 (actually I just made that up, but we did have […]

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Winter Running Tag

Last Wednesday I wrote Embracing The Weather where I talked about enjoying Virginia’s four distinct seasons.  The very next day I read Kristen’s post about winter running and her thoughts on some related questions on Run Away With Me.  Kristen had gotten the idea from Karen at Just Me & My Running Shoes; and well, […]

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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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Snow Runner

I woke up at 6:15 like a little child on Christmas morning!  I ran to the window to see if we had snow and I wasn’t disappointed!  Our street was covered, but with only about 2 inches of snow, not the 6 inches the weatherman had promised “Snowquester” would dump by 6 AM.  🙁 Bill […]

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