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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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Thankful & Blessed

  I have always loved Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for my many blessings. Thanksgiving is… • A time to reflect and be grateful • A time to gather with family (limited in 2020, of course) • A time to enjoy fall’s bounty • A time to relax before the pressure of the upcoming holiday season […]

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Disclaimer: This recap, 30 Miles of Leesburg Gravel and Hills, contains affiliate links…   When the Course Turns Out to be Much More Than Anticipated I set out without any great expectations on our 30 Miles of Leesburg Gravel and Hills ride which started in the town of Leesburg at 9 AM, but the course […]

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Weekly RunDown: November 15 – 21 / Game Plan for Winter Cycling Outside

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Skipping the Great Outdoors As the temperatures start to drop below freezing, I am finding myself choosing to ride my spin bike (affiliate link) over riding outside. Last year, once October hit I opted to stay inside for any cycling related activity until May. I plan for this […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of Deb’s 63-Mile LoCo Birthday Tour contains affiliate links…   I’m Barely Older Than a Metric Century Back in the fall after I completed my first metric century, it dawned on me that if I could ride 62.13 miles, I could certainly ride my age on my birthday, a mere .87-mile farther. […]

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Weekly RunDown: November 8 – 14 / 63 (and Then Some) Birthday Miles

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   70 Miles to Celebrate my 63rd Birthday With my 63rd birthday coming up, and on a Saturday at that, I started toying with the idea of inviting my friends to ride 63 miles with me in celebration. I invited friends from both Dawn Patrol and my women’s cycling […]

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Seven years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate […]

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Bernie Stamm, 2020 Virtual World Champion in Javelin

Revisiting Local Athlete Bernie Stamm Earlier this year as part of my Spotlight on Local Athletes series I interviewed 81-year-old Bernie Stamm, a fascinating world ranked high jumper and javelin thrower. At that time, Bernie’s training for the Virginia Senior Games in May and the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Toronto in late […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 45-Mile White’s Ferry Sugarloaf Tour contains affiliate links…   Climbing a Mountain, but First Let’s Ride a Ferry To say that I was excited to ride White’s Ferry across the Potomac River from Virginia to Maryland for the first time after living in Loudoun County for 36 years is an […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Daylight Running, Who Dis? For the first time in a very long time, both of my runs were in the daylight and beyond my little neighborhood circle. Feeling safe running when others were out and about, I ran on our neighborhood trails to the W&OD Trail. It felt […]

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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 just found out that my […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 27 Miles of Loudoun County Gravel Perfection ride contains affiliate links…   265 Miles of Historic Gravel Bill and I had several group options for our Saturday ride, but ended up doing our own thing. After a relaxing morning while giving the temps a chance to move out of the […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   More Time, Less Productivity It seems the more time I have, the less I get done… Until we have a heavy frost and I cut back my flowers and plants, my gardening is pretty much behind me for the season and that has freed up a tremendous amount […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 42-Mile Fauquier County Longhorn Ride contains affiliate links…   Longhorns in Virginia Not only does the map of the 42-Mile Fauquier County Longhorn Ride course look like a Longhorn’s head, but if cyclists are lucky (we weren’t), Longhorn cattle can be seen grazing along the road in the fields at […]

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The Importance of Friends During the course of the pandemic, I’ve maintained my sanity by being around others when cycling. I made new friends when I joined Dawn Patrol (Bill’s cycling group) and then created my own women’s cycling club. At least three days a week while riding I was able to draw energy from […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 36-Mile Dry Mill Vineyard & Winery LoCo Tour contains affiliate links…   Cold Start for the Weakest Link The anticipation of some rides is greater than the experience and that was the case of the 36-Mile Dry Mill Vineyard & Winery LoCo Tour. I talked Bill into joining in on […]

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Tracking Macronutrients: Choosing the Right Fats

Tracking Fat A few weeks ago, I was inspired to start a three-part series discussing the importance each of the three macronutrients, fat, protein, and carbohydrates and the roll they play in our lives. I started off the series with Tracking Macronutrients: Getting Enough Protein after a good friend asked if I’d considered tracking and […]

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Why a Metric Century Now Those who know me know I’m very competitive, especially with myself, and when I take up a new sport or hobby I feel a need to give it all I’ve got and that’s exactly what came into play when I started riding more seriously this summer. A self-declared cardio junkie […]

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The Need for Distance Because of the competitive nature I have with myself, there’s been something I’ve felt compelled to do for the last few weeks. A self-declared cardio junkie and distance enthusiast, I felt the need to ride one of the more popular cycling distances, a metric century. With winter approaching and concerned that […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 55-Mile Harpers Ferry Tri-State Tour contains affiliate links…   Three States, One Ride After a fun ride last weekend with the Prince William Cycling Club, I decided to join the group once again, this time for a scenic ride from Leesburg to Harpers Ferry. About a dozen cyclist showed up for […]

 
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