Are you being slimed?

I know. For those of us who grew up with Nickelodeon, this evokes an image of copious amounts of green goop falling from the sky and enveloping anyone under it! But the type of slime I’m referring to doesn’t look like anything, although it may FEEL like something. So for all of you runners andContinue reading “Are you being slimed?”

Need to find motivation?

On fitness motivation… We are officially done with January 2020. Our New Year’s Resolutions are surely being tested at this point. Did you make any? Chances are you made a resolution to take better care of your body, whether that was to lose weight, exercise more, or just to eat healthier. How are things going?Continue reading “Need to find motivation?”

Trails in the RVA

Trails in the RVA: A Call to Action Those of us in the Metro Richmond area are so lucky to live in a region with so much access to trails! Richmond and the surrounding areas have much to offer for outdoor adventure, whether you are biking, running, hiking, or dog walking. Personally, I am inContinue reading “Trails in the RVA”

Southern Tour Ultra 50 Mile Relay

Race Recap! The Southern Tour Ultra 50 mile relay. This was an event that I almost didn’t attend! But I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Wilmington with my running crew. I think it’s been about 2 years since we’ve all been together on a runcation. The Southern TourContinue reading “Southern Tour Ultra 50 Mile Relay”

About Electrolytes…

Do you need to supplement with electrolytes when you exercise? Well, that depends. In general, if you will be exercising heavily, say, doing a long Metcon like Murph, challenging yourself with a group HIIT workout, or running for over an hour, or if you are exercising in hot, humid conditions, you should probably be takingContinue reading “About Electrolytes…”

Farro. What’s that?

Farro Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Farro has quickly become one of my favorite whole grains. It has a chewy texture and nutty flavor that lends itself well to all kinds of dishes, but I especially love it as a base for salads, making an excellent backdrop for all kinds of veggies. The variety most oftenContinue reading “Farro. What’s that?”

Want to go vegan this year?

Are you thinking about changing your diet to plant based for the new year? Although I call myself vegan, I really prefer “plant based” as a title. I think there are a lot of negative feelings that come with that “vegan” title. Yet every time I go out to eat, I tell our server thatContinue reading “Want to go vegan this year?”

On Spirituality…

On Spirituality… When I wrote my first blog post, I quoted the definition of wellness from Miriam-Webster:  the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal. I also discussed the various facets of wellness. It’s not just about your physical well-being, but also social, spiritual, emotional, and environmental factors.Continue reading “On Spirituality…”

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”