The Non-Compliant Patient

More of a misnomer than a fact I’ve been a healthcare provider for over 23 years. As a physical therapist, I get to spend more time with my patients than most medical professionals, and I’ve learned a few things about the description of “non-compliant patient.” I’ve spent the majority of my career practicing in aContinue reading “The Non-Compliant Patient”

South Beach: Vegan Restaurant Review

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is not a place that is super vegan-friendly, surprisingly. But you can manage to find a few places on the island which serve vegan eats! One of these places is South Beach, located around milepost 13.5 between the bypass road and the beach road in the Surfside Plaza shoppingContinue reading “South Beach: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Marathons and Dinosaurs and College Trips, oh, my!

Richmond Marathon Weekend 2022 This isn’t a race recap, exactly. I didn’t race this weekend. I was simply there to support everyone who was!  I woke up Sunday feeling sore from hours of walking, running, and standing. My throat hurts a bit from yelling all day. I’m sunburned from spending a couple of hours onContinue reading “Marathons and Dinosaurs and College Trips, oh, my!”

Pizza and Beer of Richmond (Hanover): Vegan Restaurant Review

After a long day of work for me on a Saturday, and with nothing to cook that made the omnivores in my life happy, we decided to venture out for dinner. My daughter had a craving for Mexican food, but I had another idea. I’d heard from vegan and non-vegan friends that PBR Richmond isContinue reading “Pizza and Beer of Richmond (Hanover): Vegan Restaurant Review”

I Ran an Ultra Marathon, but I’m not sure I’m an Ultra Runner

The Conundrum of Facing the Ultra Challenge Again Reflecting on my running journey, the ultra was a test I promised I’d never endure.  “I’m not that crazy!” is what I told myself, my husband, and all of my friends. Of course, I also said that about running a marathon, but I was crazy enough toContinue reading “I Ran an Ultra Marathon, but I’m not sure I’m an Ultra Runner”

Devil’s Lettuce: Vegan Restaurant Review

How exciting that the far West End of Richmond has a new all-vegan restaurant! If you read my earlier review of Hurley’s Tavern, this is the vegan comfort food kitchen they built in front of Hurley’s dining room.  The brainchild of chef Janice Rossano, pictured with me above, she’s been envisioning a space like thisContinue reading “Devil’s Lettuce: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Chessie Trail Marathon 2022: Race Recap

“I’ll meet you at the cow!” This is one phrase you may not typically hear from your running partner during a marathon. But we did encounter quite a few of these majestic creatures during the race. They were mostly curious and/or unbothered by our presence.  The cow patties, on the other hand, were not soContinue reading “Chessie Trail Marathon 2022: Race Recap”

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

Running through post-COVID symptoms and grief My current mantra. The law of inertia: a body in motion stays in motion, and a body at rest stays at rest until another force acts upon it.  These last few weeks have been extremely challenging. I’m now 12 weeks post-COVID and am still not back to normal. Sure,Continue reading “A Body in Motion Stays in Motion”

Saying Goodbye

We laid my father-in-law to rest on Saturday.  The visitation was Friday. When it was just family, I looked at all the flowers there, and when I saw a large, pink arrangement, I already knew before I read the card. It was from my sole sisters, the loving term my running friends and I haveContinue reading “Saying Goodbye”