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!”

I Broke Down and Cried on my 10 Mile Run Yesterday

Sometimes runs are necessarily cathartic. I’d kind of been dreading this run: the first double-digit run of my first ever spring marathon training cycle. I’m used to training for a fall marathon, leading a very organized team of runners with a very prominent non-profit and with lots of support.  This run was lonely. I wasContinue reading “I Broke Down and Cried on my 10 Mile Run Yesterday”

Frostbite 15k 2023 Race Recap

Richmond Road Runners Club Well, well, well. If it isn’t another race that I said I’d never run again, and yet peer pressure made me sign up to run it this year. Why did I swear I’d avoid this race? I’ll tell you. I ran this race 3 years in a row: 2014, 2015, andContinue reading “Frostbite 15k 2023 Race Recap”

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!”

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

Running through post-COVID symptoms and grief My current mantra. The law of inertia: a body in motion stays in motion, and a body at rest stays at rest until another force acts upon it.  These last few weeks have been extremely challenging. I’m now 12 weeks post-COVID and am still not back to normal. Sure,Continue reading “A Body in Motion Stays in Motion”

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”

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”

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?”

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:”