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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 the tropical storm, parts of our county got […]

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Disclaimer: This post recapping our 46-Mile Western Loudoun County Mountain Road Bike Tour contains affiliate links…   Oh, Those Hills With a successful group ride on country roads under my belt, Bill invited me to join him and his Worldgate cycling friends on July 11th for a 46-mile ride that he named Western Loudoun County […]

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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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Runfessions of a Runner Turned Cyclist Who’s More Surprised Than Anyone Else

~ 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 done, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll give […]

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Monsoon Season I don’t recall a time when so many storms passed through an area one after another like they did this past week on the farm. Starting with Tuesday, most of my outdoor workouts were delayed and disrupted by thunder, lightning, and/or rain. The storms were not particular about what time of day they […]

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If Garmin is Down, Did You Really Workout?

Garmin is Down On Thursday morning our MRTT chapter leader posted to our Facebook group that Garmin Connect was down and to not waste time trying to sync our watches to our apps. I dismissed it as a minor inconvenience and promptly forgot to take a picture of my watch screen after my workout, just […]

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When a Running Blogger Isn’t Running First of all, that time was today and I didn’t really run a 5K, I ran/walked it. When your blog is called Deb Runs and you haven’t run in 204 days, you start to think that you’re living a lie. Well, that last sentence is a lie because I […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Visiting the Farm Bill and I hit the road early Friday morning for our annual summer trip to the farm to spend some time with my mom. Normally, we’d have my mom’s side of the family’s annual family reunion on the first weekend of our stay and my […]

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Barbecuing With the Fam The kids were over for a visit this weekend since we couldn’t get together last weekend to celebrate Independence Day. It was great seeing everyone – we grilled out and had a wonderful afternoon together. At the last minute Pablo decided to stay with us for the week so expect to […]

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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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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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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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