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Teaching the Next Generation of Gardeners Don’t ask me why, but I was looking forward to my Monday afternoon gardening project so much so that I woke up several times Sunday night thinking about it. I had promised to help my neighbors with the project – removing the extremely well attached fence from around their […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Broadening My Cardio Interests When I started this blog almost ten years ago, my two main fitness activities were running and lifting weights. I only walked to get from here to there, I rarely did yoga (not that I’m doing much of it now), and I certainly wasn’t […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Rebuilding a USA Jersey for Independence Day Weekend Two years ago when Bill and I joined our friends for an Independence Day ride, I was bummed that I didn’t have a red, white, and blue cycling kit to wear. I had quite the collection of shorts, skirts, tanks, […]

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Taking Advantage of the Longest Day of the Year This time of year, I love that it’s already daylight as I make my way out of our bedroom at 5 or 5:30 AM and I don’t need to use my phone’s flashlight to guide the way. I’m not sure why, but this year I was […]

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Running Less, Cycling More I have a draft blog post entitled “How to Know When It’s Time to Trade in the Running Shoes for Cycling Shoes.” I started it a couple of years ago during a pity party while sidelined with my ongoing back issue caused by minor disc herniations that love to act up […]

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Advanced Blogging Over My Pay Grade Totally unrelated to my workouts, and feel free to skip ahead, WordPress notified me a few weeks ago that I was running an old PHP version (scripting language – yes, I had to look it up) which would no longer be supported in July. Updating it myself seemed overwhelming […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Memorial Day Weekend I tend to work most holidays like Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc. The gyms where I worked were always open and quite busy with people who had the day off so we were always scheduled to work. When I opened my own business […]

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Weekly RunDown: May 22 – 28 / Finding the Right Balance

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links   Figuring Things Out A busy week kept me off of my bike so I wasn’t able to give my knee a try after Saturday’s little flare-up during the Tour de Madison. I ran Tuesday morning, but that didn’t go as well as hoped and after about a mile […]

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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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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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