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Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays with a Favorite Christmas Memory

  As I reflect back over Christmases past, one of my favorite memories is from when our youngest son was about four years old. It was our church’s first year with a home and even though the actual church building hadn’t yet been built, mass was held in the newly built school’s multipurpose room. As […]

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Catching Up with a Good Friend and Fashion over Function

Catching up with a Great Friend My friend Craig and I go way back. I first met him at Worldgate Sport & Health where I was a trainer and he was a dedicated member. It was our mutual love of Hokie football that initially brought us together and that led to a weekly Friday morning […]

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2019 didn’t find me toeing the line at as many races as most years, but you can bet that I had fun at the four races I ran. The 5K’s were both local, but I traveled to run the half marathon and 4-miler. All were run with either friends or family and I only had […]

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Last Minute Shopping Ideas for Your Favorite Runner

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links…   It’s that time of year when trying to figure out what to give your favorite runner or active family member can leave you frazzled, especially if you’ve waited until the last minute to shop. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and in the spirit of the season, I wrote […]

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Cruisers Annual Christmas Party Ten years ago when I set up our Cruisers Facebook group, I set our description as, “Group of running friends who meet each Saturday to run together and train for multiple distance races, stay fit, and have fun together on the running trail. Must be willing to get up early on […]

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Buddy’s Late Night Gym Adventures

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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Pulling Together Recaps from Seven Days of Hiking and Biking in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada / June 2019

Just like I did last year, for my own ease in stepping back and reminiscing about our vacation in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada earlier this summer while driving 1,684 miles from park to park, I’ve pulled together the recaps from our week of exploring into one tidy little spot on my blog. I hope you’ll […]

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Getting it Done Christmas cards designed, ordered, received, mailed… Check! Christmas tree lights fixed using a magic Light Keeper Pro (affiliate link)… Check! Before…   After – I forgot to take an equal “lights working” picture before I decorated the tree…   House decoration completed… Check! Decent amount of gifts purchased on cyber Monday… Check! […]

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Las Vegas: Yay or Nay?

When we planned our trip out west in June, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas was the closest airport to Washington, Utah which would serve as our home base for the week. Once the decision was made to fly into McCarran, Bill and I tossed around the idea of going out a couple of days […]

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About Turkey Dash Charlotte The 2019 Turkey Dash Charlotte was held at The Village at Robinson Farm in Charlotte, NC on a gorgeous Thanksgiving morning with near perfect racing weather. The event is a family run labor of love described on their Facebook page as “… a way to celebrate and give thanks for all the […]

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Helping Mom Get Ready for Christmas Bill and I drove to my mom’s house last Sunday for a few days before heading on to Charlotte for Thanksgiving. I think I may have worn her out because we were pretty much in high gear the whole time we were together. We left her house at 9 […]

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Catching Up Over Coffee: New Bench Pads, Organizing for Christmas, and the Only Place I’ll Go Black Friday Shopping

  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 while on a run in early November along the trail behind our […]

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Thankful and 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 A time to enjoy fall’s bounty A time to relax before the pressure of the upcoming holiday season hits This year our Thanksgiving will be very different […]

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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese I was super busy this past week with work, but had a huge hole in my schedule mid-day on Wednesday. I took advantage of the extra time to make my famous Smoke Gouda and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese to put in the freezer for Thanksgiving. I can take […]

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We spent June 27th, day six of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, exploring several attractions in the vicinity of Page, Arizona, one of which was Lower Antelope Canyon. It was the only day our family split up, and while Bill, Daniel, Jess, and I drove the 154 miles to Arizona, Jospeh and […]

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On day six (June 27th) of our family vacation to Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, our family split up for the first time. While Bill, Daniel, Jess, and I drove 152 miles to Arizona to check out Horseshoe Bend, Jospeh and Julie chose to stay closer to our Airbnb in Washington, Utah for some local hiking. […]

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My Birthday Week Contrary to how my friend Craig thinks I celebrated my birthday by barhopping and clubbing every night this past week (make that month), I kept it low-keyed. 😂😂😂 I worked a normal day and even opted to cook dinner on my actual birthday rather than going out. I met my good friend […]

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It’s November 14th so that Means I’m Updating My Birthday Letter to Myself

Six 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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