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Itching for a Change Itching to do something, anything different than our usual corona virus pandemic stay-at-home exercise routine of taking walks in our neighborhood or bike rides on the W&OD Trial, Bill and I decided to take Friday off from work and drive to neighboring Fauquier County to check out Sky Meadows State Park. […]

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About the Firecracker 5K Like most other races the 11th Annual 2020 Firecracker 5K, hosted by PR Races, had to switch to virtual this year. It was my 8th consecutive year of running what has become one of my favorite races. Truth bomb – due to injury I walked the 2020 Virtual Firecracker 5K. I […]

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Weekly RunDown: June 28 Through July 4 / Independence Day Version

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Independence Day Celebrations The week was capped off with a subdued Independence Day celebration. For the first time that I can remember, we didn’t grill out, instead ordering pizza (we were both too tired – see Saturday’s workout). Impromptu fireworks displays popped up in front of various neighbors’ […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee: Old Pictures, a Canceled Camp, and Getting into Trouble with Facebook

  It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that late last year I signed up for Empower summer camp with some […]

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Overview of the Week This week had a little bit of everything thrown in except for running. There was walking, hiking, biking, lifting, and even a little stretching… Here’s my complete rundown of workouts from this past week. Scroll down for details from each day.   Sunday My ride on Sunday consisted of a mixed […]

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Runfessions of a Simple Girl Trying to Master Internet Stuff and Gadgets

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   ~ 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 conscience of recent running, biking, fitness, nutrition, and life in general faux pas. I know I’ll feel better when I’m […]

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About the Race I won a free entry to the 42nd Annual Virtual Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K from one of my blogging friends, Darlene, who was one of this year’s race ambassadors. Prior to this year, Darlene had run this Albany, NY based race for twelve years straight and this year was going to […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Overview of the Week Biking has become more of the focus of my cardio workouts because I finish my ride with that feeling of being completely spent like when running, something totally missing with walking, even at a faster clip. I feel so fortunate to have found a […]

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2013 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon Race Recap

Today was the third annual Virginia Wine Country Half-Marathon and my third time running this race that winds through beautiful Loudoun County. Once we’d arrived at Doukenie Winery, the location of the start and finish, the Cruisers gathered for our mandatory pre-race picture. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find Vamshi or Amit before the race.   Little […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Overview of the Week Here’s my complete rundown of workouts from this past week completed either outside or in our home gym. Scroll down for a details from each day.   Sunday We had another gorgeous Sunday on tap so Bill and I took advantage of cooler temperatures and […]

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Overview of the Week Here’s my complete rundown of workouts from this past week completed either outside or in our home gym. Scroll down for a details from each day.   Sunday The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Sunday when Bill and I went on a 20-mile bike ride in search of this […]

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  It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that we had an epic fail on Cinco de Mayo. Always in the […]

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Celebrating Global Running Day Over the Years

From National to Global Running Day Global Running Day, or National Running Day as it was originally called, is the first Wednesday in June. The first National Running Day kicked off in 2009 and changed its name from National to Global in 2016. Once it became a global event in 2016, lovers of running from […]

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Getting an MRI and the Ensuing Results On Wednesday I had an MRI and x-ray to see if they could figure out what’s going on with my back. Of course, these past few days my back has felt better than it has in weeks… go figure. Friday morning I met with my spine doctor to […]

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Runfessions, Bikefessoins, and my Pants are too Tightfessions

~ 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 conscience of recent running, biking, fitness, nutrition, and because of the times, grooming related faux pas. I know I’ll feel better when I’m done, and maybe, just […]

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Weekly RunDown: Memorial Day Weekend Version, May 17 Through May 23

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Memorial Day Weekend It’s Memorial Day weekend, a time to honor those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live freely in this beautiful country. The corona virus has put a damper in the celebration of the lives of men and women who died […]

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Chor’obics: Turning Chores into Aerobic Workouts

Minimum Aerobic Recommendations for a Healthier Heart Cardio (aerobic) exercises are activities that increase your heart and breathing rate over an extended period of time. The American Heart Association recommends we get a minimum of 150 minutes of moderately intensive cardio exercise each week. When spread out over the week, as little as 30 minutes […]

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Changing Things Up This week I’m trying things a little differently and throwing my weekly rundown back to the way I had it laid out years ago, looking at what I did (workout wise) on each day of the week rather than listing each type of workout and what I got done. Perhaps this way […]

 
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