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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   It’s Only a Tendon I haven’t mentioned it on my blog… mainly because I was in denial and didn’t want to talk about another injury, but sometime in late May I hurt my left wrist (I’m left handed). Initially, when my wrist started hurting the next day after […]

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Packing for a Biking Trip Without Forgetting the Essentials

Disclaimer: This post, Packing for a Biking Trip, contains affiliate links…   Destination Bike Ride After receiving a text from our friend Barb that she was taking her bike with her to the beach, we decided to bring ours along as well. Barb is to biking, what I used to be to running, so I was […]

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Beach Week We had planned to come down to the Outer Banks in mid-August, but work precluded us from coming so we rescheduled to this week, Wednesday to Wednesday. See Wednesday’s workout for why we didn’t make it to the beach until late Thursday night… Anyway, we’re having a great time and are getting our […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 40-Mile Great Falls Ramble contains affiliate links…   Back to Some Hills and Notable Landmarks After a couple of weeks of cruising along on wide open and relatively flat roads, it was time to challenge myself on the rolling hills winding their way around Great Falls, VA. On Sunday morning, […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile Greater Ashburn Bike Tour contains affiliate links…   Choosing Pavement over Gravel As the weekend approached, my husband Bill and I began discussing our cycling options. He was organizing a 44-mile gravel ride and even though it wasn’t all gravel, it was a little too much for this girl […]

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Deb Bikes? I finished the week with 134 miles in the saddle and at that rate I’m contemplating renaming my blog Deb Cycles… just kidding. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a cardio junkie and I’ll take my cardio high from where ever I can, but my first cardio love will always be […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee: Gardening, an Amazon Fail, and the Wrong Margarita

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…     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 I missed last month’s coffee […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile Tour de Ashburn contains affiliate links…   A Little Backstory: Forming a Cycling Club While out on a solo early morning ride in late July I mentally went through my list of friends who I could have cajoled into riding with me. Betsy, my regular weekday riding friend, wasn’t […]

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A Tail Wagging Good Time Pablo and his hoomans spent Saturday through Sunday morning with us. The dance he does when he comes into our house at the beginning of each visit cracks us up. His little tail wags so hard that his entire body from his shoulders back sway in a dance-like rhythm.    […]

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Making My Comeback: How I’m Easing Back Into Running

It Takes Time to Heal I’ve been here before, several times in fact. I’ve had at least three instances since 2011 where I’ve had the same reoccurring spinal injury sideline me from running only to work my way back within a few months. Each time I saw either a physical therapist or sports chiropractor to […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile LoCo Gravel Grinder contains affiliate links…   Back on Some Gravel After enjoying riding my new road bike for a few weeks, I left it behind as I pulled out my Salsa to join Bill and two other friends for some gravel grinding on the less traveled roads of […]

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Pablo’s Exciting News I’ll keep this short and sweet, Pablo and I are pleased to announce that his dad and mom got engaged last Saturday, and yes, Pablo was there to witness the happy event!   Overview of the Week Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile Clifton Breakfast Ride contains affiliate links…   A Less Rural Ride Our 20-mile Clifton breakfast ride started at 7 AM on Saturday at Chantilly High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. The temperature was in the low 70’s and the forecast promised that the rain would hold out until the […]

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Flash Flooding On Wednesday evening we had another round of torrential rain which lasted less than 2 hours. I walked out back at 7 PM to check on the bridge on the trail that runs right beside our house. The water was rushing over the bridge – I once saw water flowing over the top […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Initiated by Hills During the previous few Saturday rides, I was teased and told that sooner or later I’d have to climb the Taylorstown and Stumptown Hills located just 4 miles apart in northwestern Loudoun County. Apparently, they’re legendary in the local riding circle because I’d already heard […]

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Thunder, Lightning, Torrential Rain, and That Doesn’t Include the Tropical Storm The weather has been rather unsettled in our area recently. We had several afternoons, evenings, and nights of storms; so many in fact, that they’ve all run together at this point. Thursday evening, totally unrelated to Tuesday’s tropical storm, parts of our county got […]

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Disclaimer: This post recapping our 40-Mile Fauquier and Loudoun Counties Bike Tour contains affiliate links…   39th Wedding Anniversary Ride Had I thought ahead, I would have asked Bill to plan our August 1st group ride to be a 39-miler in celebration of our 39 years of wedded bliss. Unfortunately, I wasn’t so clever so […]

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Thirty-nine Fit Years Together Bill and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary on Saturday and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at each of our exercise choices for staying fit over the years… College dating years: Bill – tennis, basketball, intramural softball Deb – tennis, Frisbee, intramural softball, intramural track […]

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Living Happily Ever After

Please enjoy this slightly updated Deb Runs favorite as Bill and I celebrate our thirty-ninth wedding anniversary…   There once was a college freshman who threw a snowball at the window of a nearby dorm. Even though she didn’t know it at the time, inside that room was her prince charming. She started dating the cute guy inside […]

 
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