Holiday Gifts for Runners
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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I was gifted the Fluid Running System. I was also gifted Born to Run: The Ultimate Training Guide. I was gifted items from Pens and Paces in exchange for sharing them with my readers. As an ambassador for Brooks Running and RoadiD, I receive complimentary gear. These are all items I own and love. All opinions are my own. Every year, I post a holiday gift list for runners. Sometimes I include items I'd like to receive but this year, I'm featuring items that I own and love. Everything has been tested by me. Hopefully, you'll find something here tha ..read more
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Which Ever Way the Wind Blows
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3d ago
If there ever was a more fitting theme for the week, it would be the wind. Oh my goodness, has it been windy. The wind was a big factor in my runs this week. The wind was also the reason I still don't have my outdoor Christmas decorations up. Our neighborhood sets up Christmas trees in their front yards, but this past week, many of them were blown over, and/or the decorations were blown all over their yards. Because it was still windy on Saturday, I stayed inside, decorating the inside of my house, and plan to do the outdoor decor today. An attempt to capture a photo for Friday's coffee ..read more
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Coffee Talk
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5d ago
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.  Let's catch up over coffee! What are you having? I'm finishing up a bag of Starbucks Thanksgiving roast, which is absolutely delicious. With a scoop of GLG collagen and a splash of half and half, it's just perfect for this time of year.  What would you tell me over coffee? If we were having coffee... speaking of coffee, I'd share that the hubs gifted me with my Christmas present early! A few months ago, I spotted the Cuisinart Grind and Brew, which is like a Keurig that grinds your beans into a pod to brew your coffee. I lov ..read more
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Mini Book Reviews: Non-Fiction November 2022
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1w ago
Disclaimers: I received copies of books from Brooks Running, Amazon First Reads, and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links. After my reading slump last month, I made the decision to declare this month Non-Fiction November! I later found out that NFN is really a thing in the reading world. And here I thought I starting something. No matter, this was an enjoyable diversion and a good reminder that I need to read more non-fiction. I picked a variety of books and enjoyed them all. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be Solito. Hopefully, you'll find somet ..read more
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A Week of Gratitude
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1w ago
'Tis the season for gratitude! For this week's rundown, I'm sharing all the things I'm grateful for. It goes without saying that I'm thankful for this weekly space where I can connect with you all and talk ad nauseam about running and fitness.  Weekly Rundown Sunday: unscheduled rest Monday: CrossFit Tuesday: pool running Wednesday: Strength training Thursday: Long Grove Turkey Trot 5k Friday: run 5 miles Saturday: hike 3 miles, Badger football game Running I'm thankful that my reaction to Covid vaccine #5 only lasted 36 hours. Sadly, on Sunday, I was sidelined from a planned trail r ..read more
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Some Areas of Concern
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2w ago
While my RA flare is winding down, I've got a few 'areas of concern' on my body: my right shoulder/scapula, my left knee, and my right SI joint. The left knee has been bothering me since that wipeout on the trails last summer. I've been diligent about doing my VMO activation work with the resistance band, but for some reason this week, it flared up again. My SI joint is also an old issue that has been quiet for a long time but has been talking to me over the past couple of weeks.  I'm dusting off the exercises I did while I was going to PT and hopefully, it will calm down quickly.  T ..read more
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I Should Have Expected it....
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3w ago
Did you see the lunar eclipse this week? I'm not going to blame any of the week's craziness on it but still... I've been feeling so good, physically at least, that I've been pushing myself hard. Running far, lifting heavy weights--who's old? On the other hand, my stress level has been at 1000%. With the so-called 'tripledemic' of RSV, influenza and Covid hitting my patients hard, I've been not only doing illness management but also providing reassurance to very anxious parents. That is on top of all the mental health issues that are pervasive in pediatrics. Other issues at work, such as the th ..read more
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Recap: Mammoth Hike Challenge 2022
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1M ago
Last year, I participated in the Mammoth Hike Challenge as a way to get out on the trails while I rehabbed my broken ankle and foot. Heck, even if I hadn't had an injury, I would have done it. I discovered the Ice Age Trail during the pandemic and fell in love with the beauty, the climbs, and the solitude. Regular readers know that I spend many happy miles on these trails, both hiking and running.  When the Ice Age Trail Alliance announced this year's Mammoth Hike Challenge, I optimistically signed up, knowing that I would be out of town for a week in October. Even so, since I was ru ..read more
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Coffee Talk
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1M ago
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Let's catch up over coffee! It feels like we just did this, but here we are again. What are you having? I've got home brewed Starbucks French Roast with the usual GLG collagen and a splash of half and half. I have received a few Starbucks gift cards this year and I need to spend them! What would you tell me over coffee? If we were having coffee... I'd tell you that flying into Palm Springs is a joy. We disembarked on the runway and walked through the small, open airport. I love it! What I didn't love was the guy sitting next to me who brought lo ..read more
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Mini Book Reviews: October 2022
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1M ago
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I've been in a bit of a reading slump this month. I've found myself struggling to get through several books that were actually very good, and even DNFing one that just didn't grab me. You know how much I love to read and this has troubled me. Interestingly, an article in this month's Bookish newsletter addresses the reading slump and gives suggestions to help break out of one. One of the tactics, changing genres, is exactly what I plan to do for November! I've got a few nonfiction books on my TBR and have declared it 'Non-Fiction November'. Hint ..read more
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