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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…   Unintentional Third and Fourth Wheels We watched Pablo over the Valentine weekend while his humans moved from near DC out to the suburbs and much closer to us – insert happy dance! We took Pablo to his new home on Sunday afternoon after they got settled and it […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Valentine’s Day Celebrations Yesterday while cycling with my blogging friends we talked about Valentine’s Day plans. Bill and I have never been big to celebrate the holiday, even when we were dating. My feeling is I’d rather he surprise me with flowers just because rather than because he’s […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   From Bleh to Let’s Do This I don’t know why, but I started out the week in a funky, bleh mood. Fortunately, by Tuesday I had given myself an attitude adjustment and the rest of the week was better. As much as I love snow, I’m the type […]

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  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 remind you that I don’t like coffee or tea (hot chocolate is the only hot […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   So Great to Have Options One of the things I’ve loved watching during the pandemic with everyone being stuck at home is how clever people are becoming with creating new workout spaces. Early on it was nearly impossible to find dumbbells, exercise tubes, etc. as gyms were forced […]

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Runfessions of a Careless Walker and a Forgetful Stretcher

~ 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…   Easing Back in Might be the Key I ran twice this past week – walking/running as the mood struck Pablo on Monday and steady running on Friday. On Monday I felt completely normal and I felt great on Friday until my speed picked up when I quit paying […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Giving my Weekly RunDown Infographic an Update As things have changed over the last year, I thought it was time to update my weekly infographic. It was time to give cycling its own section and time to downgrade my weekly running goal from three to two times per […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Opting Outside 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. This week was great for running outside, but I haven’t tested myself on […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   It’s Finally 2021, Can I Get an Amen? The day that we’ve all be waiting for – the last day of 2020 – finally arrived! Do I feel differently? Of course not, but even though many good things happened to my family in 2020, a lot of people […]

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  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, gift wise, one of the biggest hits of Christmas was this sketch […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Giving Myself Grace This week was all about preparing for a festive time with our immediate family as we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, all while adapting to changes to our usual holiday traditions due to the pandemic. And in order to do […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Taking Advantage of My Extra Time Between needing to take time off from more intensive cardio workouts and only seeing clients virtually until after the holidays, I had more time to do the things I love in preparation for Christmas. During the week I finished wrapping all of […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A Two-Week Running and Cycling Break Just as I’m getting back into running, I have to take a two-week break because on Monday I had a basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) removed from my thigh. I was scheduled to have it removed in late October, but rescheduled my […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   First Run With Friends in Over a Year For years I ran alone until I met a group of ladies who ran at 6:30 AM before getting their children on the school bus. I was thrilled when they invited me to join them and quickly realized how fast […]

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  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 I made a pillow out of my turkey trot race shirt. Each year […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Thankful for a Home Gym I knew Thanksgiving would be quite different this year without extended family visiting, but I had no idea just how different. As I discuss below, the holiday was a bit surreal, but 2020 has prepared us to expect the unexpected. In addition to […]

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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…   Skipping the Great Outdoors As the temperatures start to drop below freezing, I am finding myself choosing to ride my spin bike (affiliate link) over riding outside. Last year, once October hit I opted to stay inside for any cycling related activity until May. I plan for this […]

 
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