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YES, you can go camping by yourself

I was recently chatting with a friend when she said something that really struck me. She said that she wanted to go camping very badly, but her boyfriend didn’t want to. I asked her why she didn’t just go by herself, and her response was, “I never thought about that.” My message for everyone, but …

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Running

You should consider a night race

Have you ever considered running a night race? You should. At 1:50 this morning, I ran in my first race since 2015. Yes, you read that correctly, 1:50 am. I knew when I started running again back in September, that signing up for a race wouldn’t be far behind, but I wanted it to be …

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Adventures Roanoke Eats

Roanoke Food Adventures

I try to look for local mini-adventures that don’t require us to spend a lot of money or take off time from work to do since our weekends are filled with lesson planning and grading. Facebook is a great source for these mini-adventures, and thanks to Facebook the Roanoke Jewish Food Festival has been on my …

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Running

My favorite running gear

Confession time. I love running gear, and have quite the collection from my former days of running half marathons. I have a VIP membership to Roadrunnersports, and I use it. (Where are my new shoes, RRS?) I decided that this time around I would try to keep the purchases to a minimum, and so far, so …

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Roanoke Eats

Running, cleaning, and pizza

Is fall cleaning a thing? If not, maybe it should be. This was a weekend for running (and run planning), the beginning of fall cleaning, and I’ve even got a restaurant recommendation for you. Running I had an excellent run with my group on Saturday morning. I am making friends there and enjoyed running and …

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Adventures

How do you make friends as a 40ish adult?

One thing I have struggled with over the past few years is making new friends. It is not any easier once you move to a town where you know hardly anyone. In the past, many of my adult friendships started at work, but I don’t live very close to my current job, and the pool …

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Adventures Roanoke Eats

A trip to the Greek Festival

We went to the Roanoke Greek Festival on Sunday and I managed to only take one picture to share. And it is a bad one, but here it is. #blogfail We shared pastichio, moussaka, souvlaki, spanokopita, tiropita, galaktoboureko, and we carted home an assortment of pastries for later. Of the savory dishes, my favorite was …

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Misc.

The deodorant that changed my life

I know this is not about an adventure, and deodorant is usually pretty boring. I recently found this product and thought I would share because it really has changed my life. The Problem I have really sensitive underarms. They cause me all kinds of grief. Several years ago this manifested as a string of infections. …

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