Category Archives: Fitness

How To Plank For 5 Minutes Without Losing Your Mind

I learned the hard way that a strong core is key to avoiding all sorts of running injuries, and I learned in physical therapy that planking is one of the best ways to build and maintain a strong core. But … Continue reading

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Put Your Mettle To The Pedals

This summer I’ve been focusing on cycling to prepare for the Farm to Fork Fondo in hilly Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I’ve even swapped my weekend long runs for a second day on my bike. The Conte’s Bike shop ride taught me … Continue reading

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Highlights Of My European Vacation In Brussels And Bremen

If you saw my Weekly Wrap post, you know that last week I was on vacation in Europe. If you’ve known me for a while, you know I am horrible at planning vacations, so when my son had an opportunity … Continue reading

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Running In Bremen Germany

Last week we went to Europe to visit our son who is spending a few months studying abroad. We started our trip with a weekend in Brussels and then headed to Bremen in northwestern Germany where he is staying. I … Continue reading

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Cycling In Prince William Forest National Park

When Conte’s Hill Ride was canceled, we decided to venture south and take our bikes to Prince William Forest National Park. Although I’ve lived here all my life, I’ve never been to this park, even though it’s less than an … Continue reading

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