It’s a wrap! The biggest takeaway from this convention is that I have a greater sense of how special the Richmond Road Runners Club is. I have a much better appreciation for our size as a club, the number of races we do, and how much of an integral part of the Richmond running communityContinue reading “Road Runners Club of America Convention: Part 3”
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Am I Ready to Satisfy a Bit of Wanderlust?
Part one in my journey to the RRCA Convention 2023 I’m getting ready to fly for the first time in years. I’m the type of person who wants to travel but gets overly anxious about it. Typically, the trip to my destination is nerve-wracking but the trip back seems easier. One of the last timesContinue reading “Am I Ready to Satisfy a Bit of Wanderlust?”
What Does it Mean to Be The GOAT?
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?”
“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”
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?”
What I Learned from Dry January
Resetting my relationship with alcohol I had pegged this as a goal months ago. The last time I tried to do Dry January, I only lasted 10 days. I was a miserable failure. I was determined to complete my goal this time. Even though I had extenuating circumstances that arose after making this promise toContinue reading “What I Learned from Dry January”