The Power of Art

Have you ever visited an art museum and were simply blown away by a piece on display? We are lucky that in Richmond, we have the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which has an amazing collection to explore. Plus, admission is free! It has been a favorite place to take my girls. The last timeContinue reading “The Power of Art”

The Mystery of the Challenging Drop Back Week Run…

This is marathon training season cycle #8. One of the mysteries of training is why drop back weeks suck so much. Seriously.  What’s a drop back week, you ask? In traditional full or half marathon training plans, the goal is to ramp up in miles for 1-2 weeks for your weekend long run, then returnContinue reading “The Mystery of the Challenging Drop Back Week Run…”

A Seed of Progress in a Time of Regression

“Richmond is no longer the Capital of the Confederacy.” – Mayor Levar Stoney The deed is done, folks. Richmond once had a deep history of pride in its Confederate roots, despite the Confederate army setting our city on fire. We even have museums about our city’s role in the Confederacy. But one thing we noContinue reading “A Seed of Progress in a Time of Regression”

I’m Published!

A few months ago, the editor of Miles and Minutes, the quarterly magazine of the Richmond Road Runners Club, reached out to their members for content. They were specifically looking for race recaps, etc. to wax nostalgic about what running a race in person was like. I volunteered my blog post about my last inContinue reading “I’m Published!”

Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review

Thai Top Ten is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in our area. Located in The Creeks shopping center in an unassuming strip mall across the street from Virginia Center Commons in north Henrico, they serve omni friendly fare, but they do have vegan options as well. The key here is to let your serverContinue reading “Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review”

The Silver Diner: Vegan Restaurant Review

One of my vegan friends clued me into the fact that the Silver Diner has recently upped its vegan game. Since the Innsbrook location is not too far from home, my husband and I ventured there for dinner for the first time in a couple of years.  Known regionally for seeking locally sourced items forContinue reading “The Silver Diner: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Ukrop’s Monument 10k 2021: Race Recap!

Once again, Sports Backers has managed to pivot a traditional race due to the pandemic and turn it into something awesome. Normally held in downtown Richmond, starting and ending in Monroe Park adjacent to the VCU campus in late March/early April, this year’s race was delayed a bit. That’s OK, though, because it coincided nicelyContinue reading “Ukrop’s Monument 10k 2021: Race Recap!”

WPA Bakery Review!

My husband and I took a trip to Richmond for pizza, and then he had a craving for something sweet. Looking up places that were vegan friendly for dessert, WPA bakery popped up! Pretty famous on the local Vegan scene as a great place for vegan wedding cakes, I was certain they would have somethingContinue reading “WPA Bakery Review!”

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

That’s right, fellow runners. We are about to enter fall marathon training season! And if you’re lucky, you are part of a marathon training team like mine. There is absolutely no way I could have run any of them without the help of the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team.  Meeting with my team again eachContinue reading “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

Vegan Restaurant Review: 821 Cafe

Near the bustling campus of VCU on Cary Street in downtown Richmond is 821 Cafe. It’s a small restaurant with an eclectic feel. In other words, just the kind of funky place you’d hope to find near an artsy school like VCU!  I’ve eaten there a few times now, and I’ve always received great serviceContinue reading “Vegan Restaurant Review: 821 Cafe”