When You Feel Like a Slug…

Lately, my runs have felt anything other than easy. In fact, since I got sick in August, running has felt slow and laborious. It’s my new normal, so it seems. The first week in August, I developed Covid symptoms. I was sick for 2 weeks. The first few days, I couldn’t tell you which symptomContinue reading “When You Feel Like a Slug…”

What Came First: The Chicken or the Vegan Egg?

Yeah. That answer should be obvious. I know… this groaner of a title was a cheap trick to get you to read my post. But, seriously, let’s talk about egg substitutes! Of the things I miss most being vegan, it’s definitely not meat. I’ve never been the type to crave a steak. (Well, at leastContinue reading “What Came First: The Chicken or the Vegan Egg?”

Going Old School Vegan: Lentil Pasta Sauce

I’ve mentioned before that I’m growing weary of meat substitutes. Although I love that there are so many available on the market, at times, I worry that making these the center of my diet is taking me away from one of the very reasons I chose to go vegan in the first place: eating healthy.Continue reading “Going Old School Vegan: Lentil Pasta Sauce”

When Life Feels Like a Merry-go-round…

I was hoping to share a race recap from coaching the Richmond Marathon with my training team from Sunday, however, life had other plans for me. My Saturday began with a face to wall meeting… as in, I had a spell of vertigo reaching for my towel and fell into it. Not a great wayContinue reading “When Life Feels Like a Merry-go-round…”

Just breathe…

Did you hear that? More importantly, did you feel it? It’s the collective breath of relief as the huge dark cloud that has enveloped my country started to lift on Saturday. What were you doing when you heard that the 2020 election had been called for President Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris? IContinue reading “Just breathe…”

Crossing my fingers…

This is election week in the United States. I’ve waited for this since November 8, 2016. And while I probably shouldn’t get political on my blog, I’m sure most of you are smart enough to figure out my political leanings anyway. I can’t ignore the impact our current administration has had on my spiritual well-beingContinue reading “Crossing my fingers…”

Vegan Tuna Salad

With the prevalence of vegan meat substitutes emerging on the market right now, it’s easy to shift a plant-based diet to these convenient, highly processed protein sources. But more and more frequently, I find myself wanting to cut back on these, and go back to consuming more recognizable ingredients. Sure, I won’t completely give upContinue reading “Vegan Tuna Salad”

The Virginia Capital Trail

Last week, I shared my excitement with you for the re-naming of the Ashland to Petersburg Trail, which will now be known as the Fall Line Trail. This is the developing north/south corridor trail in the metro Richmond area, and I can’t wait for it to be finished! Its companion in the RVA is theContinue reading “The Virginia Capital Trail”

Update on the Ashland to Petersburg Trail!

Ever since I went to the first information meeting for Bike Walk Academy through Sports Backers, I have been super excited about this trail. It was merely a proposed idea at the time. The route is based on the old trolley line that used to run between the Town of Ashland and Richmond in theContinue reading “Update on the Ashland to Petersburg Trail!”

Vegan Freezer Staples

A couple of weeks ago, I shared about my favorite vegan pantry staples. These are the items that are shelf stable and readily available to serve as vital components for a quick vegan meal. The other place in the kitchen capable of storing food for longer periods of time is, of course, the freezer! AsContinue reading “Vegan Freezer Staples”