The greatest of all time Who do you think of when you hear The GOAT? Simone Biles is the first person I think of when I hear this. In my mind, she truly is the best athlete ever. She makes the sport of artistic gymnastics look easy, but the sport in this day and ageContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Be The GOAT?”
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When Running Causes Nightmares
But are double-digit runs finally becoming less intimidating? I’m currently training for my 11th marathon. I’m also a person with high anxiety. This is both the reason why I run and why running can be so challenging at times. But it’s not the act of running itself that creates anxiety. That’s simply placing one footContinue reading “When Running Causes Nightmares”
Variety is the Spice of Writing
Why I shall remain nicheless When I started my WordPress blog, I initially kept my focus on wellness. There are so many aspects to wellness, including spiritual health. And for me, wellness includes following a vegan diet and exercising on a regular basis, with my main fitness love as running. The first part of developingContinue reading “Variety is the Spice of Writing”
Sometimes the Universe Knows You Need a Running Partner
A partner makes long-run days so much better! Beep… beep… beep… My alarm rudely awakened me at 7:00AM. My body protested, as this is normally my day to sleep in. “It’s Saturday,” my brain told me. “Why did you wake me up so early?” I had people counting on me to show up to run,Continue reading “Sometimes the Universe Knows You Need a Running Partner”
Blessed Are Those Who Can Choose their Long Run Day
I was cursed with running in the cold rain My first clue that this weekend’s long run would be terrible appeared during our monthly board meeting for the Richmond Road Runners Club. We had a race scheduled for Sunday, my long run day, and the race directors expressed their dismay about the weather forecast. “What?”Continue reading “Blessed Are Those Who Can Choose their Long Run Day”
What Does it Mean to Run Mindfully?
How to utilize your time on your feet in a meditative way Mindfulness, a type of meditation, has been a hot topic lately. It’s no wonder. We all are trying to survive a seemingly never-ending pandemic, deal with an uncertain future beyond our control, and manage everyday anxieties. With all the extra worry on ourContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Run Mindfully?”
I’ve Been Streaking, and It’s Been Great!
Sharing my thoughts about my January run streak. Ah, January. The new year, with a fresh beginning and hopefully with a few aspirational goals to motivate. With the month almost over, I’m taking some time to reflect on my new year’s journey thus far. Personally, I chose to do a run streak for the monthContinue reading “I’ve Been Streaking, and It’s Been Great!”
What’s Your Running Mantra?
Positive self-talk matters in fitness. It’s January. That means gyms are packed with everyone super motivated to pursue new years’ resolutions and streets are a bit more crowded than usual with runners and walkers alike. If you are new to your fitness journey, sometimes it’s challenging to feel like you even belong in these spaces. Continue reading “What’s Your Running Mantra?”
Marathons and Dinosaurs and College Trips, oh, my!
Richmond Marathon Weekend 2022 This isn’t a race recap, exactly. I didn’t race this weekend. I was simply there to support everyone who was! I woke up Sunday feeling sore from hours of walking, running, and standing. My throat hurts a bit from yelling all day. I’m sunburned from spending a couple of hours onContinue reading “Marathons and Dinosaurs and College Trips, oh, my!”
I Ran an Ultra Marathon, but I’m not sure I’m an Ultra Runner
The Conundrum of Facing the Ultra Challenge Again Reflecting on my running journey, the ultra was a test I promised I’d never endure. “I’m not that crazy!” is what I told myself, my husband, and all of my friends. Of course, I also said that about running a marathon, but I was crazy enough toContinue reading “I Ran an Ultra Marathon, but I’m not sure I’m an Ultra Runner”