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A Hidden Treasure For years I had driven past Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park on the back-way to the Leesburg Costco and with each trip, I made a mental note to stop someday and check it out. Little did I know that here was a hidden treasure of trails waiting to be explored. While […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Giving my Weekly RunDown Infographic an Update As things have changed over the last year, I thought it was time to update my weekly infographic. It was time to give cycling its own section and time to downgrade my weekly running goal from three to two times per […]

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Disclaimer: This article contains an affiliate link for the posture corrector I purchased and in no way received any compensation…   Starting to Slump A few years, ago a friend commented on my great posture and it surprised me. It was a compliment I’d never before received, and quite frankly, prior to the comliment I […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Opting Outside Given the chance, I will always opt to take my cardio workout outside. Both icy conditions and excessive wind will send me to the basement, but whenever possible I prefer the great outdoors. This week was great for running outside, but I haven’t tested myself on […]

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Disclaimer: This recap fo the Virtual 2021 New Year’s Day 5K contains affiliate links…   Starting 2021 Off Right With a Race With 2020 being somewhat of a bust of a year for my running and racing, I began looking at local races I could run on New Year’s Day. I found two races, one […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   It’s Finally 2021, Can I Get an Amen? The day that we’ve all be waiting for – the last day of 2020 – finally arrived! Do I feel differently? Of course not, but even though many good things happened to my family in 2020, a lot of people […]

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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, gift wise, one of the biggest hits of Christmas was this sketch […]

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As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on the crazy year called 2020 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 […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Giving Myself Grace This week was all about preparing for a festive time with our immediate family as we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, all while adapting to changes to our usual holiday traditions due to the pandemic. And in order to do […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Taking Advantage of My Extra Time Between needing to take time off from more intensive cardio workouts and only seeing clients virtually until after the holidays, I had more time to do the things I love in preparation for Christmas. During the week I finished wrapping all of […]

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2020: My Year in Bling

2020 didn’t find me toeing the line at any races, but you can bet that I made the most of the four races I virtually walked or ran. All were local, in fact they were completed on my treadmill, on the circle in our little neighborhood, or on the trails within our community. You can’t […]

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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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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A Two-Week Running and Cycling Break Just as I’m getting back into running, I have to take a two-week break because on Monday I had a basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) removed from my thigh. I was scheduled to have it removed in late October, but rescheduled my […]

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The Return of the Gym Elf

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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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   First Run With Friends in Over a Year For years I ran alone until I met a group of ladies who ran at 6:30 AM before getting their children on the school bus. I was thrilled when they invited me to join them and quickly realized how fast […]

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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 I made a pillow out of my turkey trot race shirt. Each year […]

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2020 Virtual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K Race Recap

Disclaimer: This recap fo the 2020 Virtual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K contains affiliate links…   Falling Victim and Going Virtual I learned during the summer that my favorite turkey trot had fallen victim to the pandemic and would be held as a virtual race. Not wanting to miss the 27th Annual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Thankful for a Home Gym I knew Thanksgiving would be quite different this year without extended family visiting, but I had no idea just how different. As I discuss below, the holiday was a bit surreal, but 2020 has prepared us to expect the unexpected. In addition to […]

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~ 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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