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Weekly RunDown: June 28 Through July 4 / Independence Day Version

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Independence Day Celebrations The week was capped off with a subdued Independence Day celebration. For the first time that I can remember, we didn’t grill out, instead ordering pizza (we were both too tired – see Saturday’s workout). Impromptu fireworks displays popped up in front of various neighbors’ […]

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Overview of the Week This week had a little bit of everything thrown in except for running. There was walking, hiking, biking, lifting, and even a little stretching… Here’s my complete rundown of workouts from this past week. Scroll down for details from each day.   Sunday My ride on Sunday consisted of a mixed […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Overview of the Week Biking has become more of the focus of my cardio workouts because I finish my ride with that feeling of being completely spent like when running, something totally missing with walking, even at a faster clip. I feel so fortunate to have found a […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Overview of the Week Here’s my complete rundown of workouts from this past week completed either outside or in our home gym. Scroll down for a details from each day.   Sunday We had another gorgeous Sunday on tap so Bill and I took advantage of cooler temperatures and […]

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Overview of the Week Here’s my complete rundown of workouts from this past week completed either outside or in our home gym. Scroll down for a details from each day.   Sunday The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Sunday when Bill and I went on a 20-mile bike ride in search of this […]

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Getting an MRI and the Ensuing Results On Wednesday I had an MRI and x-ray to see if they could figure out what’s going on with my back. Of course, these past few days my back has felt better than it has in weeks… go figure. Friday morning I met with my spine doctor to […]

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Weekly RunDown: Memorial Day Weekend Version, May 17 Through May 23

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Memorial Day Weekend It’s Memorial Day weekend, a time to honor those who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we might live freely in this beautiful country. The corona virus has put a damper in the celebration of the lives of men and women who died […]

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Changing Things Up This week I’m trying things a little differently and throwing my weekly rundown back to the way I had it laid out years ago, looking at what I did (workout wise) on each day of the week rather than listing each type of workout and what I got done. Perhaps this way […]

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Happy Mother’s Day Here’s to a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms reading my blog! A huge shoutout goes to my own mom for being such a great influence on me and teaching me to strive to always be the best that I could be. It was through her example, that I […]

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A Bump in the Road In last week’s RunDown, I mentioned how great it felt to finally be back to a place where my workouts left me feeling tired and sweaty. On Tuesday’s blog post, I discussed my plan for following the principles of overload and adaptation to reign myself in from doing too much […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Building Up Steam In last week’s RunDown, I mentioned that I’d run intervals totaling four glorious minutes during Saturday’s three-mile walk on my treadmill (affiliate link). It was my first test to see if I was ready to start gradually building back up to running. I felt great […]

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Four Glorious and Exhausting Minutes

Six Weeks Later and I Finally Ran Those Promised Intervals My physical therapist promised on March 2nd that we were going to give running a try during my next session. She said we would keep it easy and incorporate a few run intervals into my walk on the treadmill. Unfortunately, two days later I was […]

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A Twist on Easter, but Still a Time of Hope and Joy

Setting My Sights for a Saturday Run After weeks of physical therapy I have been feeling almost back to normal and my foot numbness has been all but non-existent the last few weeks. Saturday was going to be my big day! I was going to squeeze a few short run intervals into my walk, but […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link…   Getting Back to Gardening I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed gardening, but as I’ve gotten older (and lazier), I’ve farmed more and more of it out. Because I do have more spare time on my hands this year, I chose to do all of the pruning. Not only would […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains an affiliate link…   Spring Brings Rain and Flowers On Monday afternoon after the rain had stopped, I took a short walk around my neighborhood. I felt as if I’d turned a corner (with the flu) on Sunday, but didn’t want to overdo it with any sort of strenuous workout. I […]

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Spring Flowers, a Missed Visit, and a Surreal Experience

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   The Visit that Didn’t Happen Pablo was supposed to spend the weekend with us, but with the cancelation of the Asheville Half Marathon, his humans stayed home… and so did he.   Social distancing had Pablo doing what so many others were doing, watching Netflix on his laptop… […]

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Budding Runners, Getting Back into a Routine, and Social Distancing

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Volunteering with Running with the Stars On Wednesday afternoon I volunteered to be a guest speaker for Running with the Stars at one of our local elementary schools. I talked to the children about the importance of cross training for runners, introduced them to the names of the […]

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The Run that Got Postponed and a Not-so-Perfect Pull-up

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Flowers Always Brighten the Day As I mentioned on Thursday, I’ve been lying low with the flu since Wednesday. Thankfully, I’d gotten the flu vaccine in the fall so I had a lighter case. On Saturday afternoon our doorbell rang and this beautiful floral bouquet was delivered. I […]

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Getting Antsy Being Patient

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   We’ve Got Your Back 5K Last week I discussed dreaming about my first race back after this annoying back injury/numb foot issue that I’ve been working around since late December. I threw out a mid-April race as a possibility for my comeback, but this weekend I discovered the […]

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Dreaming About My Spring Racing Schedule

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   All Set to Sign Up for a Race While perusing Facebook yesterday I ran across a friend’s post sharing a discount for the upcoming Fiesta 5K, a race I ran two years ago and loved, but had to miss last year because we were in NYC for the […]

 
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