History in the RVA

History in the RVA One of the wonderful things about living in the Richmond area is our rich variety of museums. Not only is it fun to run in the Museum District, it’s great to visit, too! If you love art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is free for general admission, and they’ve gotContinue reading “History in the RVA”

Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup I’m continuing the series of soup recipes for you, sharing my basic vegetable soup with you today. This one is simple, using mostly canned or frozen items, and is perfect for the chilly days ahead! This soup is chock full of veggies, and the tomatoes give it a rich base. This is myContinue reading “Vegetable Soup”

Book Review: Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer

Book Review Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports By Kathrine Switzer Da Capo Books 2007 I first met Kathrine Switzer a few years ago. She was in Richmond for a speaking engagement and was the special guest to the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team pasta dinner, and I thought she was amazing.Continue reading “Book Review: Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer”

Race Recap! Richmond Marathon

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer This is the truth. Admittedly, there was a tiny sense of grief about not actually running Richmond this year. I’ve now run 3 different marathon courses: Chicago, Marine Corps, and Richmond, and Richmond is still my favorite. MaybeContinue reading “Race Recap! Richmond Marathon”

Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor

Book Review Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton Three Rivers Press 2018/2019 It’s taper time for my running team as they prepare for the Richmond Marathon this weekend. One of the suggestions we give our team members for tempering “taper madness” is to read inspirational books about running. This one topsContinue reading “Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor”

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque

It’s officially soup season! They are predicting winter weather early next week for Virginia! Can you believe it? So it’s time to dust off those favorite soup recipes! As I continue my vegan journey, I’m searching for ways to “veganize” my favorite dishes. I tried this on a whim. The secret ingredient that makes thisContinue reading “Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque”

Race Recap!

The 44th Marine Corps Marathon is over. My 7th, and perhaps toughest marathon. I’m grateful to Team Safe House Project for the opportunity to run for them, raise awareness, and support their organization. I’m really, really happy that I finished. That’s the short story. Here’s the long one: As I wrote last week, I didn’tContinue reading “Race Recap!”

Vegan Chili

As summer comes to an end, despite the multiple resurgences here in Virginia, we are finally beginning to feel the temperatures drop! It’s perfect chili weather. This is a recipe I have perfected over the years, and one I was using long before I became vegan. I’ve brought it to many a pot luck, andContinue reading “Vegan Chili”

Let’s talk running gear…

Let’s talk about running gear. You’ve already heard about my affection for the Hoka Cliftons and the importance of working with a good, local running store to find your perfect shoes. Now let’s talk about running shorts and leggings! Once upon a time, I could run in cute running shorts and skirts. That was beforeContinue reading “Let’s talk running gear…”