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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Picky Walker and Cycler I have been known to run in almost any weather conditions… an 18-mile run in 34° rain comes to mind where near the end of the run I convinced my husband that we needed to run 2 more miles to make it an even […]

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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 hot chocolate . Let’s chat about things other than just running, cycling, strength […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Running Blogger Friends On Thanksgiving Day while running in a turkey trot in my home town with local friends, I was also running virtually with blogging friends from around the world! Thanks Cari for putting together this collage for us!   Overview of the Week Before discussing each […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Three Runs and Now Rest It wasn’t planned, but I ended up running three times last week – a drop in the bucket compared to just a few years ago. Most importantly, everything felt great and I recovered easily and quickly after each run. I’ve got my second […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Celebratory Miles Three years ago I started doing a special birthday ride by cycling the same number of miles as the number of years old I was turning. The past two years my friends joined in on the fun, but this year it sort of fizzled out when […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Peak Weeks Bill and I got very lucky and timed our trip to New England during actual peak leaf peeping week – it’s always a crap shoot and you just have to hope that luck is on your side when scheduling trips weeks or months in advance. Once […]

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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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Autumn Beauty Without rain the past couple of weeks and minimal wind, we’ve had one of the most beautiful and longest peak seasons of any fall I can remember. I tried to get outside as much as I could this week and I enjoyed every moment!   Overview of the Week Before discussing each day’s […]

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It’s Okay to Bike A frequent flyer with my dermatologist, I was back in his office on Thursday morning for the removal of a spot on my upper abdominal area.  It was precancerous, but with my history it was removed with all the precautions of being cancerous. As a result I have a 1-inch horizontal […]

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Dialing It Down, but not By Choice After a week of some of the most epic gravel grinding my husband and I have ever done (173 miles with 12,227 feet of climbing), I’ve dialed it down a notch this week, but not by choice. You see, I brought an unexpected souvenir home from vacation… Covid.  […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Vacationing Exactly the Way We Like It My husband and I prefer to vacation a little differently than some. We love to stay active and plan our trips around hiking, biking, and in the past, running. We’re perfectly happy having a big breakfast, eating a few bars while […]

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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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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   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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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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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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