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As the year draws to an end, it’s time to reflect back on the crazy year called 2020 and my year of running, something I’ve been doing as the year dwindles to an end each year since 2014. For whatever reason I can’t find my 2015 post so I can only assume that it’s been […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Giving Myself Grace This week was all about preparing for a festive time with our immediate family as we celebrated the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, all while adapting to changes to our usual holiday traditions due to the pandemic. And in order to do […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Taking Advantage of My Extra Time Between needing to take time off from more intensive cardio workouts and only seeing clients virtually until after the holidays, I had more time to do the things I love in preparation for Christmas. During the week I finished wrapping all of […]

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2020: My Year in Bling

2020 didn’t find me toeing the line at any races, but you can bet that I made the most of the four races I virtually walked or ran. All were local, in fact they were completed on my treadmill, on the circle in our little neighborhood, or on the trails within our community. You can’t […]

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As a couple, Bill and I have never gone out and cut down a Christmas tree. For several years, we purchased our Christmas tree from a nursery, but eventually started buying them from our local volunteer fire department. I reasoned that the fire department would surely sell the freshest-cut trees in town. Looking back, I’m […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A Two-Week Running and Cycling Break Just as I’m getting back into running, I have to take a two-week break because on Monday I had a basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) removed from my thigh. I was scheduled to have it removed in late October, but rescheduled my […]

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The Return of the Gym Elf

I first posted this in December 2015 and it remains one of my favorite DebRuns posts. I hope you enjoy!   The basement was quiet without any noise, No banging or clanging of any gym toys. Just a few empty bottles, and a little spilled water, I nervously wondered if we had a free-loading squatter. Forgetting the season, forgetting […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   First Run With Friends in Over a Year For years I ran alone until I met a group of ladies who ran at 6:30 AM before getting their children on the school bus. I was thrilled when they invited me to join them and quickly realized how fast […]

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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 made a pillow out of my turkey trot race shirt. Each year […]

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2020 Virtual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K Race Recap

Disclaimer: This recap fo the 2020 Virtual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K contains affiliate links…   Falling Victim and Going Virtual I learned during the summer that my favorite turkey trot had fallen victim to the pandemic and would be held as a virtual race. Not wanting to miss the 27th Annual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Thankful for a Home Gym I knew Thanksgiving would be quite different this year without extended family visiting, but I had no idea just how different. As I discuss below, the holiday was a bit surreal, but 2020 has prepared us to expect the unexpected. In addition to […]

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~ 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 conscience of recent running, biking, fitness, nutrition, and life in general faux pas. I know I’ll feel better when I’m done, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll give […]

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Thankful & Blessed

  I have always loved Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for my many blessings. Thanksgiving is… • A time to reflect and be grateful • A time to gather with family (limited in 2020, of course) • A time to enjoy fall’s bounty • A time to relax before the pressure of the upcoming holiday season […]

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Disclaimer: This recap, 30 Miles of Leesburg Gravel and Hills, contains affiliate links…   When the Course Turns Out to be Much More Than Anticipated I set out without any great expectations on our 30 Miles of Leesburg Gravel and Hills ride which started in the town of Leesburg at 9 AM, but the course […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Skipping the Great Outdoors As the temperatures start to drop below freezing, I am finding myself choosing to ride my spin bike (affiliate link) over riding outside. Last year, once October hit I opted to stay inside for any cycling related activity until May. I plan for this […]

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Tracking Macronutrients: Choosing Complex Over Simple Carbohydrates

Tracking Carbohydrates What better time than the week before Thanksgiving to talk about carbohydrates… Back in September, I was inspired to start a three-part series discussing the importance each of the three macronutrients, fat, protein, and carbohydrates and the roll they play in our lives after a good friend asked if I’d considered tracking and […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of Deb’s 63-Mile LoCo Birthday Tour contains affiliate links…   I’m Barely Older Than a Metric Century Back in the fall after I completed my first metric century, it dawned on me that if I could ride 62.13 miles, I could certainly ride my age on my birthday, a mere .87-mile farther. […]

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Weekly RunDown: November 8 – 14 / 63 (and Then Some) Birthday Miles

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   70 Miles to Celebrate my 63rd Birthday With my 63rd birthday coming up, and on a Saturday at that, I started toying with the idea of inviting my friends to ride 63 miles with me in celebration. I invited friends from both Dawn Patrol and my women’s cycling […]

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Seven years ago I wrote my first birthday letter to myself and have decided to update it each year. Here’s my original post with my age updated in the first paragraph and the addition of this year’s note to myself…    Today is my birthday, and I absolutely love birthdays!  At my age I celebrate […]

 
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