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Disclaimer: This 2022 133-Mile North Key Largo to Key West Tour recap contains affiliate links…   Not Quite Miami to Key West In December 2019, our Dawn Patrol cycling friends participated in Bicycle Shows’ ride from Miami to Key West. Bill and I regretted skipping out on the fun and vowed to join next time […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A Little Down Time Honestly, I didn’t feel particularly tired after our incredibly fun 133-mile two-day bike ride from Key Largo to Key West, Florida, but I’d promised my body some cardio rest and I’m not one to break promises. The last couple of months I dedicated a […]

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Weekly RunDown: January 2 – 8 / From Spinning in the Basement to Riding Along Tropical Waterways

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   From Snow to Palm Trees, From a Spin Bike to a Road Bike After months of planning (mostly on the part of our friend Chuck), our epic bike ride from Miami to Key West was upon us! We left Virginia on Thursday with snow on the ground and […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…     It’s time to sit down once again with a beverage of your choice and chat – I’ll remind you that I don’t like coffee or tea so my drink of choice today will be water. Let’s chat about things other than just running, cycling, strength training, yoga, […]

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Race Day Rain Wanting to kick 2022 off with a grand start, I texted my friends to see if they wanted to join in running the New Day New Year 5K we’d last run in 2019. Everyone was game and we registered in mid-December. Unfortunately, the rain forecasted all week showed up as expected on […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Goal Setting for 2022 It has been a few years since I’ve set goals as the calendar turns from December to January. For a few years I experienced a weird pattern of late December/early January injuries which caused me to dismiss any thoughts of setting New Year’s goals. […]

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And I Call Myself a Runner

Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link…   The Good Old Days Now that I’ve gotten everyone’s attention with my catchy title, of course I’m a runner. I’m just a runner who has cut back drastically on my mileage as I carefully straddle running enough to keep me happy and not so much that I’ll […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A New Distance Milestone I had hoped to reach my 4,000th mile on an outdoor road ride, but the combination of the week’s chilly weather and Christmas preparations kept me indoors. At the beginning of 2021 I had no grandiose plans to ride any particular distance and was […]

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I first posted this in December 2015 and it remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy!   The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter. Forgetting the season, forgetting […]

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As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on 2021 and my year of running, something I’ve been doing as the year dwindles to an end each year since 2014. For whatever reason I can’t find my 2015 post so I can only assume that it’s been sucked into the great […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Missed Social Events I just happened to be out of town both weekends that the Run With Santa 5K and Frosty 5K races were held. Also, we missed the two Christmas lights rides which were held on Thursday and Friday evenings of this past week. Our plans changed […]

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A Little Girl in Search of the Perfect Christmas Tree

As a couple, Bill and I have never gone out and cut down a Christmas tree. For several years, we purchased our Christmas tree from a nursery, but eventually started buying them from our local volunteer fire department. I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees in town. Looking back, I’m […]

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2021 didn’t find me toeing the line at as many races as in most years, but you can bet that I appreciated each race that was held live after running 100% of my races virtually in 2020. In fact, I spent most of 2020 rehabbing from an injury which resulted in me walking all but […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Using My Garmin for LiveTracking My bike Garmin (affiliate link) got a great workout on Sunday, but me, not so much. Just for fun and so Bill could follow me via Garmin LiveTrack as I made the six-hour drive to the farm, I set my device on my […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Giving My Gravel Bike a Break And just like that, I think I’m done with riding gravel until the spring. My last two gravel rides haven’t been enjoyable and I ride my bikes to have fun. It’s harder to control the brakes and change gears when my fingers […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…     It’s time to sit down once again with a beverage of your choice and chat – I’ll remind you that I don’t like coffee or tea so my drink of choice today will be hot chocolate. Let’s chat about things other than just running, cycling, strength training, […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   It had been three years since I’d run in our local turkey trot. I missed my Thanksgiving morning staple in 2019 while in Charlotte meeting our future daughter-in-law’s parents; however, our family participated in their local Turkey Dash so we started the morning off just like at home. […]

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Dear Running…

  Dear Running, I wasn’t looking for you; it just happened. I had wanted to try out for the basketball team, or to be a cheerleader; however to both, my parents said, “No.” It wasn’t until my older brother got his driver’s license and joined the track team, that Mom and Dad said I could try out for […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Trotting Together Not only did Thanksgiving morning bring me together with local running friends at our annual turkey trot, but I got to “run” with my blogging friends. Kim was kind enough to collect photos from our various runs, races, and workouts and compile them into this fun […]

 
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