A Different Way Of Fasting For Lent

We are one week into Lent, the 40-day period of repentance and reflection that many Christians observe before Easter. I did not write about Ash Wednesday this year, but I did revisit my previous Ash Wednesday posts and re-watched the Lent “highlights reel” video. Most importantly, I made it to an Ash Wednesday service, at a new-to-me church near my office. As I’ve shared before, the Ash Wednesday liturgy is my very favorite and I didn’t want to miss it.

Isaiah 58 - Fasting For Lent
As much as I love the Ash Wednesday service, I struggle with observing Lent. During the service we are called “to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word,” but I usually fall short in all areas.

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A Frigid Reston 10 Miler (Race Recap)

Today I ran my first race of 2017–the Reston 10 Miler. Since I’m only two weeks out from the NYC Half Marathon, I didn’t run it to set a PR, but I came close! 

Reston 10 Miler
This race and its September twin (The Perfect 10) are the most low-key races I do, with race day packet pick-up and even–thank goodness–race day registration. Yep, as I got into bed last night I realized I never registered for this race! I knew it was nothing to stress over, but it meant I definitely had to get there early! Continue reading

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March Madness Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up

Welcome to the March Madness edition of the Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up!
No, you don’t have to talk about basketball, but please do share what’s going on in your life, as if we were getting together for coffee (or tea, or your favorite relaxing beverage). Deborah and I host this monthly event so we can get to know each other better and support each other in all our endeavors. Since it’s no fun to have coffee alone, make sure you leave comments on other blogs in the link up, and stop by Deborah’s before you head out. 

The Ultimate Coffee Date

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Wrapping Up A Week With No Running

When I mapped out my training plan for the NYC Half Marathon, I knew I wouldn’t be doing any long runs this week, but I didn’t realize it would be a week with no running. Since my reason for not running is all good, I’m not stressing. 

If anything, I think a long weekend of cross-training on the slopes could be just what I needed to refresh mentally and physically.  Continue reading

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February Runfessions

It’s my second favorite time of the month on my blogging calendar–time to bare our souls soles with our runfessions! Of course, my favorite time of the month is when Deborah and I host the Ultimate Coffee Date link up, which we hope you’ll come back for on March 4th.

Make sure you check out the other runfessions at the link up Marcia hosts, and since it’s Friday you can see what’s going on at the Friday Five 2.0 link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.

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