“Running While Black” by Alison Mariella Desir

Book Review I was eager to read this book, and I ordered it as soon as it was available.  In my research and writing for Miles and Minutes, my local run club’s quarterly magazine, I have discussed multiple aspects of inclusivity in our Richmond running community. A part of this discussion needs to include racialContinue reading ““Running While Black” by Alison Mariella Desir”

Want to Inspire a Runner in Your Life this Holiday Season?

Try gifting a great book about running! Buying gifts for a runner can be challenging. Really, they may have already bought all the things they need. Between new shoes and gear, free race shirts, and all the gels and salt tabs, it may seem like they need nothing! Sometimes a great book about running orContinue reading “Want to Inspire a Runner in Your Life this Holiday Season?”

For the Love of Books

I was a ravenous reader as a kid. I, of course, loved all of the Judy Blume books as a girl who grew up in the 80’s. I think I wore out my copy of Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, which not only tackled the mysteries of puberty, but also of spirituality andContinue reading “For the Love of Books”

Banning Books Closes Minds

It’s 5:00 on a Friday afternoon. I’m wrapping up my documentation for the day, and I’m running later than anticipated. But before my frustration gets to me, I’m calmed by a welcome, yet unexpected sound. Over the loudspeaker of the nursing facility where I work, the cantor sings a song in Hebrew, welcoming the beginningContinue reading “Banning Books Closes Minds”

Book Review: Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer

Book Review Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports By Kathrine Switzer Da Capo Books 2007 I first met Kathrine Switzer a few years ago. She was in Richmond for a speaking engagement and was the special guest to the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team pasta dinner, and I thought she was amazing.Continue reading “Book Review: Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer”