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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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DebRuns Debut It’s hard to believe that I’ve been blogging for ten years, and yet when I look back on some of my earlier posts, some of the events I talked about seem like a lifetime ago. On January 31, 2013 I hit publish for the first time and my very first post on DebRuns […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   A Snowless Winter? The DC metro area isn’t known for getting a lot of snow, but this year Momma N is taking it to an extreme. Other than driving through snow in SWVA on my way home from the farm in November and on the way to the […]

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Welcome to my weekly series, Training Tip Tuesday. Each week I will focus on a different aspect of training – strength, cardio, flexibility, balance, etc.   Today’s Training Tip Running with good form   If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fit It When working with a new runner, I casually check out their form while they’re […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   TheraGun Usage I’ve been on the fence about how to include my new TheraGun (affiliate link) usage in my daily workouts. I include stretching and foam rolling, so it seemed to make sense to include percussion massaging in the same way; however, I tend to use it daily […]

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Welcome to my weekly series, Training Tip Tuesday. Each week I will focus on a different aspect of training – strength, cardio, flexibility, balance, etc.   Today’s Training Tip Listen to your body   Why Listen to Your Body? Although I came up with the phrase listen to your body while coaching marathon runners many […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Giving in to Cycling My running friends often laugh and remind me of what I thought of cyclists a mere 15 years ago. We encountered enough extremely rude bikers on the W&OD Trail that I let a few dictate my opinion of all. At that time, despite knowing […]

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Welcome to my weekly series, Training Tip Tuesday. Each week I will focus on a different aspect of training – strength, cardio, flexibility, balance, etc.   Today’s Training Tip Learn how to engage the core during exercise and everyday life by applying simple changes to your exercise routine and day-to-day activities.   A Quick Review […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   A Great Week for Outside Workouts 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 and this past week brought several days for such. […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee: Reupholstered Barstools, Undecorating from Christmas, and a Ragnar Challenge

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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Training Tip Tuesday: Engage Your Core

Today I’m introducing a new weekly series, Training Tip Tuesday. Each week I will focus on a different aspect of training – strength, cardio, flexibility, balance, etc.   Today’s Training Tip Engage your core!   What Makes Up the Core Your core is basically your trunk, or the area between the top of the rib […]

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A Healthy and Happy New Year As we look at 2022 in the rearview mirror and ring in 2023, I wish you a happy, healthy, and fit 2023!   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… […]

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As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on 2022 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 sucked into the great […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links     Wishing You and Yours  A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!   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 Drive home from the farm […]

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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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2022 found me toeing the starting line at only two races even though I was mostly injury-free and able to run comfortably using a shorter-distance and fewer-days running schedule that I adopted a few years ago. When I first started this blog almost ten years ago I declared that I wanted to run forever – […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Christmas at the Farm We celebrated an early Christmas with my mom at the farm over the long weekend. Both sons and their families were able to attend and it didn’t take long to realize Pablo would love to be a farm dog running all over the countryside. […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Fitness Enthusiast

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Let’s face it, Christmas shopping can be difficult when searching for the perfect gift for friends and family, especially when we wait until the last minute. With this in mind, I’ve put together a list of gift ideas for fitness enthusiasts, complete with links for ease in shopping. […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   It’s the Busiest Time of Year Prepping for the holidays with shopping, Christmas card prep, gift wrapping, baking, a visit to my dermatologist, a haircut, doing stuff for my mom, family time, completing workouts, hosting a party and attending another party; all in addition to work had me […]

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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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