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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Birthday Miles My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is to go for a bike ride and run using the number of years old I’m turning as my mileage goal. On Tuesday, my actual birthday, I rode 66 miles and on Thursday, I ran and walked a total […]

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Disclaimer: This Summiting Prospect Mountain on Bikes recap contains affiliate links…   Discovering a Mountain and Planning a Route Even though we were on a gravel grinding expedition in New England and the ride to the summit of Prospect Mountain was all paved, I knew that I wouldn’t be happy unless I attempted this ride. […]

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Working Out Even While Traveling Even though we had a whirlwind trip to Charlotte, NC to see Pablo and his humans, I took my workout clothes with me and didn’t miss a beat. My Wednesday through Friday clients, though? They were on their own!   Overview of the Week Before getting into each day’s workouts, […]

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Disclaimer: This Touring Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom recap contains affiliate links…   The Spinney My husband and I enjoy watching YouTube videos of cycling adventures, particularly on gravel. One channel we regularly watch is produced by the guys at Green Mountain Gravel who ride Vermont’s country roads. Wanting to tour Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, we found a […]

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Leaves at the Farm Past Their Peak We were a little disappointed that the leaf color at the higher elevation of the farm was well past peak with at least half of the leaves fallen. After enjoying near peak color in New England, we had our fingers crossed that we might enjoy three falls this […]

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Disclaimer: This Lake Minnewaska State Park Preserve Bike Tour recap contains affiliate links…   A Last Minute Detour A travel day, we were showered and dressed in casual clothes prepared for a several-hour drive from New Paltz to Troy, NY, but because we’d not been able to ride through the Minnewaska Preservve the previous day, […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Working and Working Out After a week home and settled, we hit the road again to visit the farm for a long weekend with my brother, nephew, and his little ones. We were supper busy all weekend, but I still found time for some workouts.   Overview of […]

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Disclaimer: This Exploring Mohonk Preserve by Bike recap contains affiliate links…   Changing the Route Along the Way With cooler early morning temps and no need to beat the heat, the weather allowed for a later start. From the very beginning we made changes to the route as we rolled along, opting to save the […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Delayed Leaf Peak Equals Perfect Timing After a fabulous vacation to New England last fall, my husband and I chose to make a similar trip this year. We hoped for an encore performance by the various maple, birch, ash, and beech trees trying to outperform each other’s leaf […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Cutting Back It had been two years since I’d had a skin cancer diagnosis, and for me, that’s a long time. I’m grateful to have an amazing dermatologist who recommended I take a daily dose of skin health supplements which has seemed to slow the frequency of my […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee: Unveiling of DIY Projects, Nurturing Houseplants, and Sticking with My Spanish Lessons

  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, and complaining about our most recent injuries. […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Overview of the Week Before getting into each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…   Sunday Walking: 2 miles • Average pace: 14:49 minute/mile • Elevation gain: N/A • Start time: 1:00 PM • Location: […]

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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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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   DIY’ing Again Thanks to another huge painting project I didn’t have time to put the finishing touches on last week’s RunDown until Tuesday so I was too late to linkup. Not to worry, I still tried my best to fit in my workouts around painting and work.   […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Overview of the Week Before getting into each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…   Sunday Walking: 3 miles • Average pace: 14:52 minute/mile • Elevation gain: 125 feet • Start time: 11:54 AM • […]

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Disclaimer: This Unison Gravel Loop recap contains affiliate links…   Exploring by Bike On a recent visit, our son and daughter-in-law brought along their bikes. They’d ridden minimal gravel and wanted to experience Loudoun County’s beautiful network of gravel roads that they heard us talk about so often. My husband created a short route that […]

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Overview of the Week Before getting into each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…   Sunday Cycling: 32 miles • Average speed: 14.6 MPH • Bike: Specialized Roubaix Comp • Surface: paved • Elevation gain: 1,125 feet • Start time: 8:16 AM […]

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Training Tip Tuesday: Make Exercise Fun

  Today’s Training Tip Make exercise fun   Time for an Attitude Adjustment Let’s face it, many people don’t enjoy exercise and those of us who do are very lucky. For those who don’t, the physical and mental benefits of exercise are important enough that even the most resistant should reconsider their attitude toward exercise. […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   A Jimmy Buffett Kind of Tribute I regularly rotate between my road and gravel bikes showing both pretty much equal amounts of love. I hadn’t, however, ridden my beach cruiser since last Labor Day weekend when we were on the Outer Banks. After hearing the sad news on […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Overview of the Week Before getting into each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…   Sunday Cycling: 100.2 miles • Average speed: 14.3 MPH • Bike: Specialized Roubaix Comp • Surface: paved • Elevation gain: […]