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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Memorial Day As we enjoy time with family and friends over a three-day holiday weekend, it’s important to remember that Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember and honor our military members who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. These heroes gave the […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Fitting it all In After talking last week about how strength training is as routine to me as brushing my teeth, I missed my Wednesday lifting session. With a much lighter than normal Wednesday work schedule, I slept in until 6 AM and jumped into a paperwork project […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Strength Training The first time I was introduced to lifting weights was in college when I took a strength training class. Even as a health and physical education major, it was an elective class because at the time – I’m aging myself here – strength training was not […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Last DIY Project… For a While I’ve done it again… While I don’t love painting, I love a good challenge and certainly enjoy the refreshed look a good paint job can give furniture. The past two weeks found me starting two new projects: my little table and two […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Gotta Love a Good DIY Project Oh, hey there, remember me? It’s been a busy two weeks! In addition to working, working out, and managing a house, I decided there was no time like the present to finally tackle a big DIY project that I’d been putting off […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Following Up on Choosing a Sport Thanks for everyone’s input on my question last week regarding the possibility of making cycling my summer sport and running my winter sport. I think I have a plan and once the weather improves to the point to where I’m riding outside […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Focusing on the Current As I build my running miles back up to the staggering 6-9 mile per week I was running prior to my calf injury, I’ve got a big decision to make. Do I ramp the mileage back up during cycling season or do I keep […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Yay for Spring With spring officially arriving on Monday, I was super pumped that the weather would start getting warm enough for this softie to ride outside again and sure enough, by Thursday the weather cooperated beautifully. Here’s to many more springlike days in the near future!    […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Family Vacation in Charleston We’re home after seven fun-filled days in Charleston, SC with our sons and their families. Our days were booked with tours, delicious dinners, lots of walking, and even a parade. Even though I took my travel exercise tube kit (affiliate link), I never took […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   The Healing Process It’s always impossible to determine exactly what contributed most effectively to healing any injury. My calf strain went from feeling like I’d been kicked hard in the back of my leg to feeling remarkably well in just over a week. I’m able to take walks […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Another Injury Just as my back was starting to feel better and I was planning ahead to start back running, I injured my calf. Needless to say my workouts started out strong for the first half of the week, but became practically non-existent by the end of the […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Spring’s a Comin’ We had a taste of spring a couple of days this past week. Both Tuesday and Thursday were beautiful and gave me a heavy dose of spring fever. It’s that time of year where we’ll have plenty of spring-like days sprinkled in between the more […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Perhaps I Threw Running Under the Bus too Quickly As I analyze my the numb foot I’ve had off and on for almost two weeks, I think I was too quick to throw my 5-mile run under the bus. I truly believe that the guilty party was too […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Busy, but not Running We left our home super early on Tuesday morning to drive to the farm to see my mom. Midday Wednesday, we continued on to visit Pablo and his humans who had just moved from Florida to Charlotte, NC. Needless to say, my workouts – […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Fitness Trackers I really like my Fitbit Alta (affiliate link), but it looks like it’s on its last leg. I’d replace it with the same in a heartbeat, but it’s been discontinued so the price has been jacket up on those remaining in stock. Do I replace it […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   A Snowless Winter? The DC metro area isn’t known for getting a lot of snow, but this year Momma N is taking it to an extreme. Other than driving through snow in SWVA on my way home from the farm in November and on the way to the […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   TheraGun Usage I’ve been on the fence about how to include my new TheraGun (affiliate link) usage in my daily workouts. I include stretching and foam rolling, so it seemed to make sense to include percussion massaging in the same way; however, I tend to use it daily […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Giving in to Cycling My running friends often laugh and remind me of what I thought of cyclists a mere 15 years ago. We encountered enough extremely rude bikers on the W&OD Trail that I let a few dictate my opinion of all. At that time, despite knowing […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   A Great Week for Outside Workouts 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 and this past week brought several days for such. […]

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A Healthy and Happy New Year As we look at 2022 in the rearview mirror and ring in 2023, I wish you a happy, healthy, and fit 2023!   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… […]

 
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