Five Thoughts On Turning 50

Yesterday I celebrated my big 5-0! Actually, I continued the celebration since my husband managed to pull off a surprise party for me last weekend. So much for my post-race veg-out plans. 😉 

On Turning 50

Life has been pretty busy lately and I wasn’t sure what I’d say about my birthday until I remembered my first Friday Five post of 2017 set Five Goals On Turning 50. True to form, once I wrote out those goals I never checked back in on them, but I think I managed to achieve them all–especially if I can double count our European vacation as travelling somewhere new for fun and enjoying my children as adults.

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2017 Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Recap

This weekend I ran my third half marathon of the year–the 2017 Wilson Bridge Half Marathon. While I still love 10 milers, I am getting used to the half marathon distance–just in time for the “off” season. 

2017 Wilson Bridge Half Course Map

Even though I’ve never run this race, the route was familiar–5 miles out and back along the George Washington Parkway, and then 1.5 miles across and back across the Wilson Bridge. 

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Retreating And Running In Phoenix

Last week took me from a visit with my daughter in Colorado to my firm’s retreat in Phoenix. Between being out of my usual routine for almost two weeks, the drastic changes in the weather, and Arizona not following Day Light Saving Time, I am not sure which way is up.

Retreating To Phoenix

Hot Air Ballooning was not one our activities,
but they did set up a finish line for the 5K Fun Run.

Since I’m still out of town, I’m going to keep this pretty short, but still cover the highlights for the Weekly Wrap link up with Holly and Tricia

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Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up — Birthday Edition

Welcome to the November Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up! Since both Deborah and I are celebrating birthdays later this month, I am dubbing this the Birthday Edition. That also gives us an excuse a good reason to have cake with our coffee, so pour yourself a cup, pull up a chair, and let us know what’s going on your life.  The Ultimate Coffee Date

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Oops! I Did Orange Theory Fitness Hell Week Again

I didn’t plan to participate in Hell Week at Orange Theory Fitness again this year, but then an unexpected trip to Boulder where it is too dark–and some days too cold–to run before work led me to the gates of hell week.

Orange Theory Fitness Hell Week
I’m actually only part of the way through hell week, since it runs through Halloween, but with 4 workouts done, I am determined to go at least once more to earn a “free” t-shirt.

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