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Weekly RunDown: May 15 – 21 / Taking a Baby Break from Running

Giving My Back a Little Rest I intentionally didn’t run this past week because my lower back/SI joint area had been feeling a little wonky from sitting on a little stool or crosslegged on the floor for 15 hours over the weekend installing hardware on our kitchen cabinets. I’d worn a back brace for support, […]

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Weekly RunDown: May 8 – 14 / Another Busy Week

Whirlwind Week Honestly, I don’t even know where this week went. I had a couple of new clients which always takes a little extra time, but seriously, that doesn’t explain the whirlwind week. I wrapped up my spring flower planting and completed a huge indoor project, relieved to  have both behind me. And while I […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Mother’s Day Plans Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms reading my blog today. I hope you’re having a fabulous day doing exactly what you love doing. My request was for dinner on the patio at Parrando’s, my favorite TexMex restaurant; however the weather this weekend isn’t […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Changing Weather During a Drive Across the Commonwealth Trees with pastel blooms giving way to green leaves lined the interstate as I made my way across the great Commonwealth of Virginia through fog, cloud cover, sunshine, high wind, rain, and finally back to sunshine. The wind and rain […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Spring Cycling Season The Gravel Grinder National Championships will be held in just two weeks and there’s even an event called the Mini G for average cyclists like me. Several of my friends and I are registered and I’m looking forward to my first bike race. Two weeks […]

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Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy Spring Yesterday while out on my bike ride, I wrote in my head a clever introduction into today’s blog post and now I can’t even remember what it was about… So instead, I’ll wish you a happy Passover, a joyous Easter, and a wonderful spring!   Overview of the Week […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Rain, Rain, and More Rain I can’t pinpoint exactly what caused me to have a lackluster week, but I felt off even though I was completing my workouts as scheduled. I’m sure a week of rain with no sightings of the sun all week long until Friday didn’t […]

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Weekly RunDown: March 27 – April 2 / Fitness Bazaar Shenanigans

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Set up at the Fitness Bazaar The Fitness Bazaar at the 55+ community where I teach a few classes was rescheduled from three weeks earlier to Saturday afternoon. It was scheduled from 1 to 4 PM with the first hour being very busy before petering off. At 3 […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   From the Farm to Florida Last week I was on vacation for a few days at the farm and this week I was on vacation in Florida. What a difference in the workouts I was able to complete this week versus last week…   Overview of the Week Before […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Staying Busy I had a wonderful visit with my mom at the farm, but stayed incredibly busy while there helping her do things around the house and chauffeuring her to a couple of doctor’s appointments. Even though I took several rest days from my usual workouts, I truly […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Working Out with Eldin Following up on last weeks remodeling update… Who remember’s the TV show Murphy Brown from the 80’s and 90’s? If you remember the show, you remember her painter Eldin who seemed to be a permanent fixture in her home. Well, that’s what it’s starting […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   The Gym is Gonna be Stylin’ We’ve had contractors in our basement for the past two weeks doing a variety of jobs – most time consuming has been putting up beadboard wainscoting. After a few days of seeing how amazing the finished product was going to look in […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Indoor Cycling Bust Remember when I talked a few weeks ago about starting to train for a couple of spring cycling events? Well, I’m not really feeling motivated to ride inside and have been pretty pathetic with time spent on the bike. I’m sure I’ll pay the price […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Getting Blown About I think Momma N is a little confused and thinks we’re already into March because this past week brought with it a healthy dose of wind. The air temperature was all over the place, but the wind was constant and a few days were downright […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Spring Fever in the Making It may have been short-lived, but this past week’s mild weather gave me a whooping dose of spring fever after spending some time outside gardening, running in shorts, and spotting a few Robins. This morning’s snow squashed the fever, but I’m hopeful there […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   If Washing Dishes Counted as a Workout In last week’s recap, I mentioned that on Saturday I’d spent over 12 hours starting the process of taking everything out of our kitchen cabinets and drawers, washing the contents and purging items I hadn’t used in years. I spent another […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Chugging Along Until Serious Training Needs to Begin It’s that time of year when the weather isn’t always inviting to be outside. Currently it’s 13° (feels like 7°) and yesterday’s high didn’t get above a blustery 26°, even though we only got about an inch of snow from […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   From Delightful Snowy Trails to Icy Hazards After a somewhat boring week away from cardio exercise, I hit the trail and my indoor cardio equipment as I eased back into my normal routine. My first run back was on a delightfully soft pad of fresh snow and was […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A Little Down Time Honestly, I didn’t feel particularly tired after our incredibly fun 133-mile two-day bike ride from Key Largo to Key West, Florida, but I’d promised my body some cardio rest and I’m not one to break promises. The last couple of months I dedicated a […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   From Snow to Palm Trees, From a Spin Bike to a Road Bike After months of planning (mostly on the part of our friend Chuck), our epic bike ride from Miami to Key West was upon us! We left Virginia on Thursday with snow on the ground and […]

 
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