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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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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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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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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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Weekly RunDown: November 8 – 14 / 63 (and Then Some) Birthday Miles

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   70 Miles to Celebrate my 63rd Birthday With my 63rd birthday coming up, and on a Saturday at that, I started toying with the idea of inviting my friends to ride 63 miles with me in celebration. I invited friends from both Dawn Patrol and my women’s cycling […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Daylight Running, Who Dis? For the first time in a very long time, both of my runs were in the daylight and beyond my little neighborhood circle. Feeling safe running when others were out and about, I ran on our neighborhood trails to the W&OD Trail. It felt […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   More Time, Less Productivity It seems the more time I have, the less I get done… Until we have a heavy frost and I cut back my flowers and plants, my gardening is pretty much behind me for the season and that has freed up a tremendous amount […]

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The Importance of Friends During the course of the pandemic, I’ve maintained my sanity by being around others when cycling. I made new friends when I joined Dawn Patrol (Bill’s cycling group) and then created my own women’s cycling club. At least three days a week while riding I was able to draw energy from […]

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The Need for Distance Because of the competitive nature I have with myself, there’s been something I’ve felt compelled to do for the last few weeks. A self-declared cardio junkie and distance enthusiast, I felt the need to ride one of the more popular cycling distances, a metric century. With winter approaching and concerned that […]

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156 Miles, Say What? I certainly didn’t set out to fall in love with cycling, and I didn’t set out this week to ride over 150 miles, but I’ve found that pushing myself on my bike fills the void of no longer being able to run 20 miles on a Saturday morning just for the […]

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Wrist Update My wrist is very gradually healing – emphasis on gradually. For the first time in months, I showered without wearing a brace yesterday and experienced no pain. I feel that’s a start considering how badly inflamed the tendon had become. I’m pretty sure the magic elixir was the combination of the steroid shot […]

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Listening to My Body When I noticed that climbing the stairs made my legs feel like lead, I immediately recognized the feeling. I’ve been a cardio maniac the last few weeks with two run/walks and three to four rides per week. Yes, I’m a self-proclaimed cardio junkie, but I do know my limits and I’ve […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   It’s Only a Tendon I haven’t mentioned it on my blog… mainly because I was in denial and didn’t want to talk about another injury, but sometime in late May I hurt my left wrist (I’m left handed). Initially, when my wrist started hurting the next day after […]

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Beach Week We had planned to come down to the Outer Banks in mid-August, but work precluded us from coming so we rescheduled to this week, Wednesday to Wednesday. See Wednesday’s workout for why we didn’t make it to the beach until late Thursday night… Anyway, we’re having a great time and are getting our […]

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Deb Bikes? I finished the week with 134 miles in the saddle and at that rate I’m contemplating renaming my blog Deb Cycles… just kidding. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a cardio junkie and I’ll take my cardio high from where ever I can, but my first cardio love will always be […]

 
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