Wrapping Up Summer 2017 Workouts

Well, here we are celebrating the unofficial last day of summer! It’s been a strange one for me in many ways–no kids at home, weather bouncing from cool to stifling, and way more hours on my bike than in my running shoes. Luckily I was able to end my summer in the best way possible–with a few days at the beach!

I’m not gonna lie, it was a struggle
getting out of bed in time to catch the sunrise!

It’s definitely been the summer of cycling around here, and my Garmin data has the numbers to prove it.

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Sayonara Summer Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up

Around here, this is the weekend when we say sayonara to summer. Pools will close for the season on Monday, the few schools that haven’t started yet will begin on Tuesday, and I’ll wonder if I can wear my white pants to work one more time. I’m glad you’ve taken time out of your busy weekend to join the Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up. Don’t forget to visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner and comment on other blogs in the link up.  The Ultimate Coffee Date

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If you are new to link ups, make sure you check out these tips for making the most of them.

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2017 Reston Metric Century Ride Recap

Well, we did it! We made it through the 68.8 miles and 3400 feet of elevation change of the 2017 Reston Metric Century. We even made better time than I expected. The perfect weather, solid training and smart fueling all came together for a great ride. 

2017 Reston Metric Century
I could have done without the bee who made its way into my helmet, but I wasn’t about to let a little sting slow me down when I needed all the momentum I could get to make it up the next hill!  Continue reading

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Wrapping Up After The Solar Eclipse

This was a week when so much happened and yet so little happened. When the astronomical event of the century occurs on Monday, what can you say about the rest of the week? 

Total Solar Eclipse 2017


I knew the eclipse wouldn’t be spectacular in D.C., but it still was pretty cool. We gathered on our office’s rooftop patio during peak eclipse time, and shared eclipse-rated sunglasses and photo-taking tips while the moon passed in front of the sun. It never got the slightest bit dark, but the light did seem *different*.

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August Runfessions

It’s the last Friday of August, which means it’s time to bare our souls soles and take a deep, cleansing breath with Marcia as we share our Runfessions. Since there are still a few days left in the month, you’ll have to come back next weekend for the Ultimate Coffee Date link up that Deborah and I host on the first Saturday of every month.

It’s also time for the Friday Five link up hosted at Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness.

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