Race Recap: Newport News One City Half Marathon

Since this race began 5 years ago, I have wanted run it! Initially just offering a marathon, marathon relay, and 8k option, Flat Out Events added a half marathon last year. Since I typically run a winter/spring half every year, I knew this was my race! So when they ran a special for $60 forContinue reading “Race Recap: Newport News One City Half Marathon”

What’s your mantra?

Do you have a mantra? The way you speak to yourself matters. When I first started my fitness journey, my self-talk was typically pretty negative. Even when I lost all the weight I had set out to lose, I felt that I needed to punish myself for eating too many calories. I would do thingsContinue reading “What’s your mantra?”

Are you being slimed?

I know. For those of us who grew up with Nickelodeon, this evokes an image of copious amounts of green goop falling from the sky and enveloping anyone under it! But the type of slime I’m referring to doesn’t look like anything, although it may FEEL like something. So for all of you runners andContinue reading “Are you being slimed?”

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”