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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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  It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that I’ll bring coffee to share. If we were having coffee….. I’d tell […]

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Respecting the Principles of Overload and Adaptation

Back In the Good Old Days When I was younger, I could take a six-month hiatus from running, go out for a five-mile run and hardly feel anything the following day. Today, though, such a careless lack of respect for my body would lead to all kinds of complaints the following day ranging from DOMS […]

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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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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   ~ Runfessions ~ A collection of statements admitting that one is guilty of a variety of running crimes…   It’s time again to join in on the fun and clear my conscious of recent running, biking, fitness, nutrition, and because of the times, grooming related faux pas. I know I’ll feel […]

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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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My Running Story, the Condensed Version

  My brother talked our parents into letting me join the high school track team when I was in eighth grade. At the end of the season, I won the 110% trophy. It was the coach’s way of saying, “You’re not the fastest, but you’ve got heart!” I was hooked! I ran intramural track at […]

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It Was an Honest Mistake When our son Daniel and his girlfriend Jess adopted a very frightened little Pablo in the wee early morning hours of January 27, 2018 from Crossing Paths Animal Rescue, they were told that he was most likely some sort of Schnauzer and terrier mix.   As a non-shedding wiry haired […]

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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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  It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that the governor of Virginia has issued a stay-at-home mandate through June 10th. […]

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  I first noticed Bernie, a spry gentleman who was doing various drills across the 55 and over gym floor where I work. It was instantly obvious that he was in excellent shape and his abilities were those of an athlete with a much higher level of fitness than the average person. His movements displayed […]

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The Learning Curve of Taking My Business Virtual

Extrovert at Heart I know many trainers and running coaches have offered virtual training for years, but it was never something I chose to do. And even though I’m quick to admit that I love my alone time, I draw my energy from interacting face-to-face with others. I’m doing quite well with the social distancing […]

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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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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A Gift of Friendship From 1906 when US Department of Agriculture official Dr. David Foster first imported one hundred flowering and weeping cherry trees from a nursery in Japan to plant on his property in Chevy Chase, Maryland until the 1912 gift of 3,020 trees from the people […]

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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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Five Selfie Taking Tips for Older Folks

  The Telltail Sign You know you’ve seen them – selfies of older individuals or couples who have their heads tilted back with a perfect view up their nostrils. It’s a telltale sign that the photographer is wearing multifocal glasses and needs to look through the lower reading portion of their lens in order to […]

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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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