Safe for All?

Activism is exhausting. Sometimes I feel like I keep making the same argument, with no one in leadership listening. In the latest debacle in my county, the school board, at the request of a handful of conservative religious grassroots organizations, has declared Safe Space stickers be removed from classrooms, deeming them political in nature andContinue reading “Safe for All?”

A Glimmer of Hope Post-Covid

Finally, I felt like I had a decent run. Seven weeks post-Covid, I’m still having some issues. I would say about 90% of the time, I have some kind of annoying chest discomfort. On the pain scale, I’d give it a one or two. But I’ve had times when it’s a three. And that’s justContinue reading “A Glimmer of Hope Post-Covid”

India Garden: Vegan Restaurant Review

When touring college campuses, it’s customary to sample the local cuisine! On our recent visit to Virginia Tech, my daughter and I stopped in to India Garden for lunch. Highly recommended by our hosts, we were looking forward to eating here, as my daughter and I love Indian food! I was pleased to see thatContinue reading “India Garden: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Richmond VegFest 2022

I had planned to attend this year’s VegFest in Richmond. What I didn’t plan for was to be asked to speak at the event! But speak, I did. I was really honored when the event organizers reached out to me!  This happened sometime in June. They actually contacted me through Sports Backers, which is theContinue reading “Richmond VegFest 2022”

Find Your Team

Yesterday, it was my turn to give the “benediction” for our marathon training team. We are the church of the Sunday long run! I had already written it, but then we learned about what happened to Eliza. I had to talk about her. Here’s what I said: Benediction 9/11/22 This week, I know that safetyContinue reading “Find Your Team”

Why does society still blame the victim?

I went for a 7 mile run yesterday, per my marathon training plan. Did I think about safety? I always do. I can’t afford not to. I’m a woman. I also thought about the abduction and death of a female runner as I ran. And I ran alone. On a college campus. And I couldn’tContinue reading “Why does society still blame the victim?”

Chicken Scratch Salad

My younger daughter is my sous chef, and we love to get creative in the kitchen, especially when we look in the pantry and fridge for items to throw together to make a new recipe. These make-something-out-of-seemingly-nothing meals are sometimes our finest, as is the case with this dish. As we were mixing this up,Continue reading “Chicken Scratch Salad”

Are you Ready for Fall Running?

Hallelujah! We are almost done with summer heat and humidity! It seemed especially brutal this year, right? As we watch the days get shorter and the leaves start to turn, it’s finally time to start preparing for cooler temperatures. I can’t wait to go for a run on that first crisp fall day of theContinue reading “Are you Ready for Fall Running?”

Ashland Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap

Running this race 3 weeks post-Covid, I had unrealistic expectations that I’d be pleasantly surprised by my performance. However, my only unexpected blessings came in the form of support from my friends on the course. This race went about how I thought it would. It sucked. I took the entire 3.5 hours, and I wasContinue reading “Ashland Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap”