The Birth of a Brewmaster

While I can’t exactly claim to be a brewmaster yet, I’m starting a journey of kombucha brewing. Maybe we should call me a brewnovice? It’s a labor of love. I do really like the taste of kombucha, but often don’t drink it because of the cost. It’s a special treat for me. However, my husbandContinue reading “The Birth of a Brewmaster”

Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Wegmans

Wegmans is a fairly new player in the Richmond market, migrating from up north. I have friends who grew up with Wegmans and swear they are the best grocery stores ever! I’ve found the stores to be very nice, however, a bit pricey for some items. They also lack a few brands of my favoritesContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Wegmans”

My Name is Ocean

This is my entry into the Sports Backers creative writing contest as part of Bike Walk RVA’s Bike Month, which is celebrated in May. Events were a bit different this year due to the Coronavirus, and this one was a new addition to the program! Word limit was 500, which was challenging! This is myContinue reading “My Name is Ocean”

Easy Whole Grains: Village Harvest

A few weeks ago, I answered a random survey from Village Harvest to possibly engage in a consumer panel. I was excited to learn that I was selected, and I received some of their products last week! We all know how healthy whole grains are. It’s a staple of a healthy vegan diet! Farro, brownContinue reading “Easy Whole Grains: Village Harvest”

What a pain in the… Foot?

Let’s talk about a runner’s most essential body part to keep happy: your feet. With each foot strike producing 3-5 times your body weight in force through your foot, it’s easy to have issues with sore feet after a long run, especially those double digit mile ones! On a recent training run, I had aContinue reading “What a pain in the… Foot?”

Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Costco

The mecca of suburban consumerism lies within the walls of Costco. But who minds, really? They treat their employees well, the stores are clean, and in non-pandemic times, you can score free food. During these strange times, they were also one of the first stores to require face coverings to protect the health of bothContinue reading “Grocery Store Tour for Vegans: Costco”

Stand Like a Flamingo!

Do I have your attention? Ha! Yes, flamingos are generally known for standing on one foot. They also happen to be one of the mascots of my running team, the Pink Nation, a sub team of the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. But why should humans, especially runners, work standing on one foot into theirContinue reading “Stand Like a Flamingo!”

Riding the waves…

It’s been a week, y’all. I’m just trying to muddle through like everyone else. The heat and humidity that is summer in Virginia is really wearing down on me. It’s not fun to run all these miles in this oppressive heat. I almost cried on my 6 mile run today when my NBC12 Weather appContinue reading “Riding the waves…”

Is Caffeine a Friend or Foe when Running?

On a recent training run where I overslept and ended up running in the brutal heat and humidity that is Virginia in July at 10AM, I had flashbacks to my experience during a Ragnar trail team relay event in 2017. My teammates and I all agreed that this was a one and done event forContinue reading “Is Caffeine a Friend or Foe when Running?”

Bake the World a Better Place

I was trying to come up with a clever title about cake for this post. The one I chose stuck with me. Because what I actually wanted to write about was the amazing cake I made last weekend. The interesting part of this wasn’t actually the cake, though. It’s the reason why I made itContinue reading “Bake the World a Better Place”