It’s a wrap! The biggest takeaway from this convention is that I have a greater sense of how special the Richmond Road Runners Club is. I have a much better appreciation for our size as a club, the number of races we do, and how much of an integral part of the Richmond running communityContinue reading “Road Runners Club of America Convention: Part 3”
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We Made it to Chicago!
Road Runners Club of America Convention Part 2 Traveling Southwest, I was a bit nervous considering that the airline has made the news lately for canceling flights. But the trip here was great! Staff were very friendly, and the plane wasn’t crowded at all. I had an entire row to myself. Midway is the ChicagoContinue reading “We Made it to Chicago!”
Am I Ready to Satisfy a Bit of Wanderlust?
Part one in my journey to the RRCA Convention 2023 I’m getting ready to fly for the first time in years. I’m the type of person who wants to travel but gets overly anxious about it. Typically, the trip to my destination is nerve-wracking but the trip back seems easier. One of the last timesContinue reading “Am I Ready to Satisfy a Bit of Wanderlust?”
What Does it Mean to Be The GOAT?
The greatest of all time Who do you think of when you hear The GOAT? Simone Biles is the first person I think of when I hear this. In my mind, she truly is the best athlete ever. She makes the sport of artistic gymnastics look easy, but the sport in this day and ageContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Be The GOAT?”
When Your IUD is a Pain in the Uterus
My body simply didn’t like it, and my doctor wouldn’t help After giving birth to my second child, my OB-GYN convinced me that an IUD was the best form of birth control for me. After consulting with my closest girlfriends, I took the plunge. The insertion was the easy part. But even that wasn’t easy.Continue reading “When Your IUD is a Pain in the Uterus”
He’s a Hunter
My cat is a savage beast He may look all sweet and innocent, but don’t be fooled. This baby boy wandered into our lives last summer and quickly made it his mission to become a part of our family. My daughters gave him a name. This was step one in the adoption process. Step twoContinue reading “He’s a Hunter”
“Running While Black” by Alison Mariella Desir
Book Review I was eager to read this book, and I ordered it as soon as it was available. In my research and writing for Miles and Minutes, my local run club’s quarterly magazine, I have discussed multiple aspects of inclusivity in our Richmond running community. A part of this discussion needs to include racialContinue reading ““Running While Black” by Alison Mariella Desir”
When Running Causes Nightmares
But are double-digit runs finally becoming less intimidating? I’m currently training for my 11th marathon. I’m also a person with high anxiety. This is both the reason why I run and why running can be so challenging at times. But it’s not the act of running itself that creates anxiety. That’s simply placing one footContinue reading “When Running Causes Nightmares”
Variety is the Spice of Writing
Why I shall remain nicheless When I started my WordPress blog, I initially kept my focus on wellness. There are so many aspects to wellness, including spiritual health. And for me, wellness includes following a vegan diet and exercising on a regular basis, with my main fitness love as running. The first part of developingContinue reading “Variety is the Spice of Writing”
It Was a Long and Stinky Night
Tales of a tooting dog, interrupted sleep, and ominous dreams After a long night of my dog trying to push me out of my own bed, unleashing almost lethal gaseous emissions that smelled like a skunk, the funk of which kept blasting me awake, and finally her begging to go out to relieve herself ofContinue reading “It Was a Long and Stinky Night”