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Weekly RunDown: November 15 – 21 / Game Plan for Winter Cycling Outside

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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A Tail Wagging Good Time Pablo and his hoomans spent Saturday through Sunday morning with us. The dance he does when he comes into our house at the beginning of each visit cracks us up. His little tail wags so hard that his entire body from his shoulders back sway in a dance-like rhythm.    […]

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Pablo’s Exciting News I’ll keep this short and sweet, Pablo and I are pleased to announce that his dad and mom got engaged last Saturday, and yes, Pablo was there to witness the happy event!   Overview of the Week Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. […]

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Flash Flooding On Wednesday evening we had another round of torrential rain which lasted less than 2 hours. I walked out back at 7 PM to check on the bridge on the trail that runs right beside our house. The water was rushing over the bridge – I once saw water flowing over the top […]

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Thunder, Lightning, Torrential Rain, and That Doesn’t Include the Tropical Storm The weather has been rather unsettled in our area recently. We had several afternoons, evenings, and nights of storms; so many in fact, that they’ve all run together at this point. Thursday evening, totally unrelated to Tuesday’s tropical storm, parts of our county got […]

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Thirty-nine Fit Years Together Bill and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary on Saturday and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at each of our exercise choices for staying fit over the years… College dating years: Bill – tennis, basketball, intramural softball Deb – tennis, Frisbee, intramural softball, intramural track […]

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Monsoon Season I don’t recall a time when so many storms passed through an area one after another like they did this past week on the farm. Starting with Tuesday, most of my outdoor workouts were delayed and disrupted by thunder, lightning, and/or rain. The storms were not particular about what time of day they […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Visiting the Farm Bill and I hit the road early Friday morning for our annual summer trip to the farm to spend some time with my mom. Normally, we’d have my mom’s side of the family’s annual family reunion on the first weekend of our stay and my […]

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Barbecuing With the Fam The kids were over for a visit this weekend since we couldn’t get together last weekend to celebrate Independence Day. It was great seeing everyone – we grilled out and had a wonderful afternoon together. At the last minute Pablo decided to stay with us for the week so expect to […]

 
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