Same Mantra. Different Lipstick. 

Monday was a flexible learning day for my junior in high school. This new phenomenon in learning leaves it up to the student and parents to come up with meaningful learning activities on these days. On past flexible learning days, we have visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in downtown Richmond, driven to CharlottesvilleContinue reading “Same Mantra. Different Lipstick. “

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!”

Biking for Newbies

Do you remember the first time you actually rode a bike without training wheels? It’s a rite of passage for kids. Those first few rides which felt a bit dangerous and thus exhilarating at the same time are so freeing! And the sense of independence that comes from being able to travel to a friend’sContinue reading “Biking for Newbies”

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”