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Weekly RunDown: April 11 – 17 / First Live Race in Seventeen Months

A Plan is Just a Plan Last week as I planned my workouts leading up to my LIVE race on Saturday morning, I thought hard about what workouts I might want to skip so my legs would be fresh – I’m starting to notice my recovery after workouts takes longer as I’m getting older. I […]

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Here We Go Again Even though we didn’t host Easter on Sunday, I had plenty enough Easter candy filling my cute bowls and baskets to feed a small army – candies wrapped to look like Easter eggs, M&M’s in spring pastels, and the mandatory chocolate Easter bunny… It’s funny, I have complete self control and […]

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Weekly RunDown: March 28 – April 3 / Happy Easter!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Happy Easter To those celebrating Easter, may all the joys and blessings of this beautiful season be with you. May the renewal of life at Easter bring hope, love, good health, happiness, and peace to your family and loved ones. Overview of the Week Before discussing each day’s […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Visiting the Farm I’m visiting the farm for about a week and enjoying the change in scenery. Spring is at about the same point here as at home, or in other words, taking its sweet time in arriving. Usually spring arrives a couple of weeks earlier at home […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   5K Training Plan Under normal circumstances with a race coming up in mid-April, I would be in the midst of a training cycle carefully analyzing each run, how I felt, and whether or not I felt on track for my race. This past year has been anything but […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   The Week of Renewals This is the year for doing all of my renewals for my business which are required biannually. My CPR, First Aid, and AED recertification was held on Monday, and due to Covid, the instructor has been limiting her classes to only two students. I […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Ready for the Lamb Part The first half of the old saying, “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb” is certainly true this year. Here’s hoping the latter half will come true as well. Seven days into the month of March […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Cardio’ing Virtually Crappy winter weather, injuries galore, and a global pandemic have lead me to working out on my cardio equipment in my basement more this year than in years past. A social butterfly with many running and cycling friends to choose from, I can also hold my […]

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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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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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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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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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