The Tale of the Ends

In one final ritual of the holiday season, I took down the Christmas tree today. It’s January 7th, 2022, as I begin writing this. It’s such a mundane task, and it seems like it always goes quicker than putting it up. I like to listen to music while I do this. It’s a task IContinue reading “The Tale of the Ends”

A Spiritual Revelation

I’m lying in my bed. It’s night time. I’m awakened by the sounds of rain, pounding harder by the second on the roof and against my window, and then suddenly, that sound is punctuated by booming thunder and bright lightning. The thunder is so monstrous that it shakes my room. It’s accompanied by an equallyContinue reading “A Spiritual Revelation”

Happy Veganuary!

I actually have a few friends participating this year. What’s Veganuary, you ask? It’s a movement to get people to try eating vegan for the month of January. It’s a great way to ease into this lifestyle. Brian May, guitarist for Queen, did this last year, and he loved it so much, he never stopped.Continue reading “Happy Veganuary!”

Is it over yet?

My last post was about some of the good of 2021 for me: the fact that running continued, and that racing in person kind of returned. I managed to achieve some unexpected goals as well. But this post is not about the happy. It’s about the exhaustion. If you want to sum up the culminationContinue reading “Is it over yet?”

My 2021 In Running!

Yes, 2021 is coming to a close. And although I maybe didn’t accomplish everything I had set out to do this year with my running, I also kept expectations low. After all, we certainly deserve a bit of grace after a pandemic year, especially those of us who are essential workers, including healthcare providers.  I’mContinue reading “My 2021 In Running!”

So Excited!

I’m really happy to share that I will once again represent the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon 2022! The event will be April 16, 2022. Announcements for ambassadors were made earlier this week.  Last year’s race was a bit different from their norm due to the pandemic, but it was very well done, and IContinue reading “So Excited!”

The Evolution of Loungewear

I’m home from work. The first thing I did when I walked in the door was to march straight to my room and change out of my comfortable scrubs into my even more comfortable sweatpants. And as I sit here, now post-meal, in these oh so comfortable sweatpants, I am indeed thankful for their invention.Continue reading “The Evolution of Loungewear”

I Am an Ultramarathoner!

I returned to Farmville, VA on Saturday, the home of my undergrad alma mater, Longwood University, to do something my college age self could never imagine. I ran my first ultramarathon!  I was definitely not a runner in college. I barely made it to the gym once a semester, just to prove that I wasContinue reading “I Am an Ultramarathoner!”

Tapering. Ultra Style.

When you are preparing for a running race, taper is essential to rebuild and repair your body, restore glycogen stores, and get enough rest to endure the hours on your feet to come. Some runners look forward to taper. Others go a bit nuts. I have definitely had moments of both sets of feelings duringContinue reading “Tapering. Ultra Style.”