My year in running in 2022 Oh, this sport. Running has been a part of my life now for 10 years. For 8 of those, I have run at least one spring half marathon and a fall full marathon. This year was no exception. Adding to my activities were a few leadership roles. And despiteContinue reading “That’s a Wrap!”
Tag Archives: endurance running
Is the Endurance Running Community Elitist?
It depends on who you ask. I recently wrote an article about inclusion in the Richmond running community that was published in Miles and Minutes, the quarterly magazine for my local run club, which I also help edit. In my research for this article, I touched on many aspects of inclusion: ableism, fat shaming, ageism,Continue reading “Is the Endurance Running Community Elitist?”
To the First Time Marathoner:
Taking on this milestone race distance can be intimidating. But I’m here to tell you, every marathoner has been there, asking the question, “Can I actually do this?” When did I finally feel like I would be able to run a marathon? Well, it didn’t happen overnight. My journey toward the marathon started with theContinue reading “To the First Time Marathoner:”
After the Marathon: All the Feels
Your race is done! Congratulations! You are now a part of the one percent of people who have ever completed a marathon! Let’s talk about what you may feel the moments and days after the culmination of your hard work. First, you are happy the race is over, and you may even feel shocked thatContinue reading “After the Marathon: All the Feels”
Race Recap: Marine Corps Marathon #45: Virtually!
MCM 45 is a wrap. I feel like I had been training for this race since February. In essence, I was, since I’d been helping my best friend train for the Chicago Marathon, which was supposed to happen on October 11th. With all races either cancelled or forced to move to virtual formats due toContinue reading “Race Recap: Marine Corps Marathon #45: Virtually!”
Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor
Book Review Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton Three Rivers Press 2018/2019 It’s taper time for my running team as they prepare for the Richmond Marathon this weekend. One of the suggestions we give our team members for tempering “taper madness” is to read inspirational books about running. This one topsContinue reading “Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor”