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Keeping Up with Physical Therapy

This post contains affiliate links…   Annual Italian Dinner Party Our annual Italian Dinner Party was last night, and as always, it was a tremendous amount of fun. I took Friday off from work which meant Monday through Thursday was much busier than normal with my Friday clients and class rescheduled to earlier in the […]

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Taking One Step Forward and Two Steps Backward with My Favorite Exercise

This post contains affiliate links…   Physical Therapy Continues I continued physical therapy this past week with sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My therapist introduced squats, leg curls, and lateral leg raises back into my routine – one exercise at each visit. I’m supposed to avoid lifting heavy objects and I am still focusing […]

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This post contains affiliate links…   On the Road to Recovery After a follow up appointment with my doctor on Tuesday, we determined that I felt enough better that I could skip the second spinal injection and start physical therapy immediately. I opted to go with a new-to-me physical therapist who specializes in spines and […]

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On the Road to Recovery? Fingers Crossed!

I’m going to keep this week’s rundown super short…   Following up on Injury Recovery I got my first spinal injection on Tuesday and by Friday my foot was no longer tingly and numb. I’m not feeling totally back to normal, but feel that I’m finally headed in the right direction. Whether or not I’ll […]

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All the Excuses

Even Personal Trainers Can Have “all the Excuses” This past week’s workouts were less than stellar and taking a cue from some of my clients, I came up with “all the excuses” for why I couldn’t workout. I’ve long known that my chances are far better at getting my run in if I get up […]

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A Week Without Running…

This post contains affiliate links…   New Years Resolutions Means New Clients With the New Year/New Me focus all over social media, it’s not surprising that getting fit and losing weight is a top New Year’s resolution for many people. As a result, I had three new clients this past week. New clients always take […]

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This post contains affiliate links…   Brittany Runs a Marathon Versus the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Silicon Valley On Friday afternoon, I wrapped things up with my last client at 4 PM. Bill got home from work shortly after me and asked if I just wanted to chill for the rest of the day. After […]

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Family Christmas Celebrations Bill, our sons, daughter-in-law, and I spent last weekend visiting my mom on the farm. After the craziness of the last few weeks, it was nice to kick back and relax with family for a few days. We arrived home around 3 PM on Monday and after unpacking, I hit up the […]

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Catching Up with a Good Friend and Fashion over Function

Catching up with a Great Friend My friend Craig and I go way back. I first met him at Worldgate Sport & Health where I was a trainer and he was a dedicated member. It was our mutual love of Hokie football that initially brought us together and that led to a weekly Friday morning […]

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Cruisers Annual Christmas Party Ten years ago when I set up our Cruisers Facebook group, I set our description as, “Group of running friends who meet each Saturday to run together and train for multiple distance races, stay fit, and have fun together on the running trail. Must be willing to get up early on […]

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Getting it Done Christmas cards designed, ordered, received, mailed… Check! Christmas tree lights fixed using a magic Light Keeper Pro (affiliate link)… Check! Before…   After – I forgot to take an equal “lights working” picture before I decorated the tree…   House decoration completed… Check! Decent amount of gifts purchased on cyber Monday… Check! […]

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Helping Mom Get Ready for Christmas Bill and I drove to my mom’s house last Sunday for a few days before heading on to Charlotte for Thanksgiving. I think I may have worn her out because we were pretty much in high gear the whole time we were together. We left her house at 9 […]

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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese I was super busy this past week with work, but had a huge hole in my schedule mid-day on Wednesday. I took advantage of the extra time to make my famous Smoke Gouda and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese to put in the freezer for Thanksgiving. I can take […]

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My Birthday Week Contrary to how my friend Craig thinks I celebrated my birthday by barhopping and clubbing every night this past week (make that month), I kept it low-keyed. 😂😂😂 I worked a normal day and even opted to cook dinner on my actual birthday rather than going out. I met my good friend […]

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Real Life Functional Training and a Visit from Pablo

It’s my Birthday Week Daniel, Jess, and Pablo came over for the weekend to help me celebrate my birthday a little early. Pablo picked out my card…   They gave me the best gift – a Nationals World Series Champions t-shirt and a Fight Finished towel! Now that’s true love – giving your mom the […]

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Seven Days, Seven Bitmojis I promise that after today I’ll stop talking about the Nationals winning the World Series, but when you’re a sports fan in the DC area, you’re not used to having a winning team. One exception was the Capitals winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, but prior to that we’d been dry […]

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Six Years Already?  It was six years ago tonight that my mom called with the heartbreaking news that my dad had just passed away after being the picture of health until an unexpected bout with pneumonia. During the whirlwind days that followed his death, I wrote this tribute to him. Some days it seems like […]

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Don’t Tell My Dentist, but it Turns Out that “Flossing” May Not be Good for Me

Could It Have Been the Flossing? As I mentioned in last week’s rundown, my right leg/lower back/right SI joint started feeling a little wonky within the first mile of my Saturday morning five-mile run. Instead of listening to my body and either slowing to a walk or stopping altogether, I chose to grit it out […]

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Family Time and Back to Babying My Body

From Farm to City… Last Sunday, we left my mom’s house after visiting overnight after our previous two-night stay in Blacksburg. We got to spend a little time with Hobbes and Callie before hitting the road to drive home.   Once home, we unpacked quickly and got back in the car to drive to Arlington […]

 
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