Need to find motivation?

On fitness motivation… We are officially done with January 2020. Our New Year’s Resolutions are surely being tested at this point. Did you make any? Chances are you made a resolution to take better care of your body, whether that was to lose weight, exercise more, or just to eat healthier. How are things going?Continue reading “Need to find motivation?”

Trails in the RVA

Trails in the RVA: A Call to Action Those of us in the Metro Richmond area are so lucky to live in a region with so much access to trails! Richmond and the surrounding areas have much to offer for outdoor adventure, whether you are biking, running, hiking, or dog walking. Personally, I am inContinue reading “Trails in the RVA”

Southern Tour Ultra 50 Mile Relay

Race Recap! The Southern Tour Ultra 50 mile relay. This was an event that I almost didn’t attend! But I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Wilmington with my running crew. I think it’s been about 2 years since we’ve all been together on a runcation. The Southern TourContinue reading “Southern Tour Ultra 50 Mile Relay”

About Electrolytes…

Do you need to supplement with electrolytes when you exercise? Well, that depends. In general, if you will be exercising heavily, say, doing a long Metcon like Murph, challenging yourself with a group HIIT workout, or running for over an hour, or if you are exercising in hot, humid conditions, you should probably be takingContinue reading “About Electrolytes…”

History in the RVA

History in the RVA One of the wonderful things about living in the Richmond area is our rich variety of museums. Not only is it fun to run in the Museum District, it’s great to visit, too! If you love art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is free for general admission, and they’ve gotContinue reading “History in the RVA”

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”

Race Recap! Richmond Marathon

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer This is the truth. Admittedly, there was a tiny sense of grief about not actually running Richmond this year. I’ve now run 3 different marathon courses: Chicago, Marine Corps, and Richmond, and Richmond is still my favorite. MaybeContinue reading “Race Recap! Richmond Marathon”

Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor

Book Review Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton Three Rivers Press 2018/2019 It’s taper time for my running team as they prepare for the Richmond Marathon this weekend. One of the suggestions we give our team members for tempering “taper madness” is to read inspirational books about running. This one topsContinue reading “Book Review: Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor”

Race Recap!

The 44th Marine Corps Marathon is over. My 7th, and perhaps toughest marathon. I’m grateful to Team Safe House Project for the opportunity to run for them, raise awareness, and support their organization. I’m really, really happy that I finished. That’s the short story. Here’s the long one: As I wrote last week, I didn’tContinue reading “Race Recap!”

Let’s talk running gear…

Let’s talk about running gear. You’ve already heard about my affection for the Hoka Cliftons and the importance of working with a good, local running store to find your perfect shoes. Now let’s talk about running shorts and leggings! Once upon a time, I could run in cute running shorts and skirts. That was beforeContinue reading “Let’s talk running gear…”