Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Walmart

If I could afford to return to school, I would go back for an MPH. A master’s degree in public health with an emphasis on exercise and nutrition would expand my knowledge base, and it would help me fulfill my desire to help people live more active and healthy lifestyles, especially in the communities thatContinue reading “Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Walmart”

Biking for Newbies

Do you remember the first time you actually rode a bike without training wheels? It’s a rite of passage for kids. Those first few rides which felt a bit dangerous and thus exhilarating at the same time are so freeing! And the sense of independence that comes from being able to travel to a friend’sContinue reading “Biking for Newbies”

Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Ellwood Thompson’s

Since we have begun to re-open in Virginia, at least for now, I will go ahead and continue on with my grocery tour for vegans series. This week, I’m taking you to one of Richmond’s locally owned organic grocers. My younger daughter is always up for an adventure, so before our visit, we took aContinue reading “Grocery Tour Series for Vegans: Ellwood Thompson’s”

The Garden Still Grows…

Garden Update! Life has been interesting the past few months, that’s for sure. The activities which center me and allow me to process life’s uncertainties the most are endurance cardio and gardening. So, as we figure out how to stay safe from coronavirus while simultaneously fighting the ongoing plague of racism in our country, thereContinue reading “The Garden Still Grows…”

On the state of things…

It’s been a rough few months for America. On top of the pandemic, which has disproportionately affected people of color, we’ve seen yet another surge of violence against blacks, including at the hand of police brutality. It’s so overwhelmingly sad, incomprehensible, and distressing. I feel insignificant in the struggle to fight for what is right.Continue reading “On the state of things…”

It’s Time for Summer Camp for Grownups!

“I dare you to train for a marathon, and not have it change your life.” -Susan Sidoriak Attention RVA runners! Our summer camp for grownups is set to begin next week! Just in case you haven’t heard via social media or email, the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team will begin June 6th and 7th. It goesContinue reading “It’s Time for Summer Camp for Grownups!”

Book Review: Good to Go by Christie Aschwanden

Back in my home health days, I listened to lots of NPR. I especially loved the program Fresh Air. I was lucky enough to catch Terry Gross interviewing Christie Aschwanden, the author of the book Good to Go, in February 2019. She was speaking my language… scientific but well explained rationale behind the industry ofContinue reading “Book Review: Good to Go by Christie Aschwanden”

Trail Running: Pocahontas State Park

I’ve taken you to the James River Park System trails in an earlier post, dreamed with you about the potential Ashland to Petersburg trail, and have shared on my Instagram all the cute little trails in the Town of Ashland. Now let’s begin to explore some other trail systems in the metro Richmond area! WithContinue reading “Trail Running: Pocahontas State Park”