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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Leaf Peeping and Lobster Eating After reading Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton (affiliate link), visiting Acadia National Park during autumn became a bucket list item. Yes, I wanted to be a leaf peeper. Once we learned that Bill’s brother and our sister-in-law planned to spend a few […]

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Disclaimer: This Tour de Conservation Easement Gnarly Gravel Grinder recap contains affiliate links…   Land Trust of Virginia In its fifth year, the Bike the Gravel Tour de Conservation Easement was organized to bring awareness and appreciation to land protected by the Land Trust of Virginia. Private landowners who wish to protect their property from […]

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Prioritizing by Modifying Workouts There’s only so much that can be fit into a day and when much of the week is spent in a car, workouts just might have to take a back seat, so to speak. One-hour full body strength training sessions became 15 minute core workouts, bike rides bookended the week without […]

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Cruisers Reunion A few weeks ago my friend Shawn reached out to the Cruisers hoping to get us going again; however, out of town travel had prevented me from joining some of my favorite people for a run until this weekend. Life, injuries, moves, etc. had unintentionally disbanded us and and we’d only regroup after […]

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Relaxed Two Weeks After two weeks of mostly being away from home – at the beach and at the farm – I’m looking forward to getting back into routine. I thrive on routine and while I certainly got in plenty of exercise while at the beach, I allowed for more relaxed eating habits with lots […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Justifying Another Bike When we bought our beach cruisers earlier this summer I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t use it enough to justify owning another bike. This past week proved to me that buying bikes was a good investment and we’ll save money over the long […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Reston Century Goal Met The week started with the Reston Century and in addition to having fun and not getting injured, I had one goal for riding this year’s Reston Century and that was to increase my average speed to above last year’s 15.1 MPH. I finished at […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Whenever my husband and I were cycling with a group, my pink and his orange helmet made it easy to find each other in the sea of mostly black or white helmets. Our helmets had lived a nice long life and after about six years of use, both […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Stalking the Weather When we stepped out for our Sunday morning walk we noted how perfect the weather would be for riding the Reston Century scheduled one week from that day. At 6 AM it had been 63° and clear with low humidity. The high for the day […]

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Running the Alphabet: Races and Locations S Through Z

Why Run the Alphabet? I loved the challenge of finding a race I’d run for each letter of the alphabet so when I saw it as a prompt for the Tuesday Topics Linkup, I set myself into gear to finish a draft I’d started months earlier after seeing similar posts by Judy and Darlene. Having the alphabet broken […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Apple Versus Garmin When my husband and I took our walk along the shaded trail on Sunday, we were surprised at how different our paces were on his Apple watch (affiliate link) versus my Garmin (affiliate link).  At times our paces were 2 minutes apart even though we […]

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Why Run the Alphabet? I loved the challenge of finding a race I’d run for each letter of the alphabet so when I saw it as a prompt for the Tuesday Topics Linkup, I set myself into gear to finish a draft I’d started months earlier after seeing similar posts by Judy and Darlene. Having […]

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It’s Been a Week It’s been a fun and frightening week, read on…   Overview of the Week Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll beyond the infographic for daily details…   Sunday Walking: 5K • Average pace: 14:32 • Start time: 10:13 AM • Location: […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…     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, […]

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Why Run the Alphabet? When I first read Judy’s post way back in April (and then later Darlene’s) listing places traveled and races run according to the alphabet, I thought it would the perfect way to reminisce about my own races. I challenged myself to create a similar list; however, it took seeing it as […]

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Training for My Next Century The Reston Century is three weeks from today. I rode 100 miles on June 21, so the distance doesn’t concern me. The 5,705 feet of elevation gain; however, does – I know I can do it, it just might not be pretty. Prior to last year’s Reston Century we went […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Garmin, Don’t You Know Who I Am? I ride back-to-back days on the weekends often, but with a new heart rate monitor (affiliate link) linked to my bike Garmin (affiliate link), it spit out a little bit more information than this self-described cardio junkie wanted to see. Possibly […]

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Teaching the Next Generation of Gardeners Don’t ask me why, but I was looking forward to my Monday afternoon gardening project so much so that I woke up several times Sunday night thinking about it. I had promised to help my neighbors with the project – removing the extremely well attached fence from around their […]

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Brag Time: Remembering the Good Ole Days of Marathoning

Blogging Specifically to Recap Races After my 2010 Boston Marathon, I wrote up a recap in a notes file on my Facebook. A couple of years later, I started blogging specifically to recap races. By the time I started my blog, though, my marathon days were behind me. I had so many fabulous memories from […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Broadening My Cardio Interests When I started this blog almost ten years ago, my two main fitness activities were running and lifting weights. I only walked to get from here to there, I rarely did yoga (not that I’m doing much of it now), and I certainly wasn’t […]

 
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