Race Recap: The Sports Backers Half Marathon

Yesterday, I ran the Sports Backers Half Marathon. We had beautiful weather! My best friend Patty convinced me to sign up a while ago, and, although our winter training did have a few hiccups, we managed to comfortably finish the half in about 3 hours. My PR is 2:21, but I haven’t been training nearlyContinue reading “Race Recap: The Sports Backers Half Marathon”

Is it spring yet? Winter running update…

Yesterday’s run was warm enough to wear shorts and a singlet! 70 degrees at noon. It was beautiful, but I got hot! And the bugs are already out. It’s way too early to be shooing flies. I’m sure we will have a couple more winter revivals before Virginia decides it’s actually spring. She’s fickle likeContinue reading “Is it spring yet? Winter running update…”

Exciting News!

I’m thrilled to tell you that I’ve been selected as an ambassador for the 2021 Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon! The Blue Ridge Marathon is held in Roanoke, Virginia, and is dubbed the world’s toughest road marathon. It is featured by Race Raves as one of the toughest road races in North America. Like mostContinue reading “Exciting News!”

We had a snow day! (Tips for winter running.)

For the first time since 2018, the Richmond area had an appreciable amount of snow! Now, I follow the meteorologist DT from WxRisk (you can find him on Facebook), and he is usually on point with forecasting, often calling it correctly days before the local meteorologists. Well, this go-round for the east coast Nor’easter, heContinue reading “We had a snow day! (Tips for winter running.)”

My 2020 in Running and Biking!

Totals:  Running: 772.5 miles Biking: 372.8 miles Races:  Southern Tour Ultra team relay in Wilmington, NC on January 18th One City Half Marathon in Newport News, VA on March 1st Taco Trot Virtual 5k Monument 10k virtual  Marine Corps Marathon virtual Longest run: 26.2 Longest ride: 23.8 That’s it!  The year began in splendid fashionContinue reading “My 2020 in Running and Biking!”

Run Streak Complete!

What did my run streak teach me? For the first time in my life, I have successfully completed a run streak of more than 30 days. Starting on Thanksgiving day, I have run at least one mile, finishing today, New Year’s Day. I averaged almost 17 miles per week. I’ve certainly had weeks with moreContinue reading “Run Streak Complete!”

Merry Christmas!

I hope this year’s celebration was enjoyable, even if it had to be modified for the pandemic and all of the many circumstances that marked the year 2020. Since my in-laws live next door, they are a part of our quarantine cluster, so the morning was spent per usual for Christmas: breakfast and present openingContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”

I’m Going Streaking…

No, not that kind of streaking. My days of partying and doing something stupid like running across campus in fewer clothes than are publicly acceptable are over. I’m talking about a running streak! In my quest for improving my pace and staying motivated, I decided to join the Runner’s World run streak, running every dayContinue reading “I’m Going Streaking…”

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday! We are on the Outer Banks of NC still, but leaving tomorrow. This is a trip that almost didn’t happen. Maybe it shouldn’t have happened. But we’re here. Just our immediate family in our quarantine cluster, and we traveled by car. It’s been our tradition for over 30 years,Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

When You Feel Like a Slug…

Lately, my runs have felt anything other than easy. In fact, since I got sick in August, running has felt slow and laborious. It’s my new normal, so it seems. The first week in August, I developed Covid symptoms. I was sick for 2 weeks. The first few days, I couldn’t tell you which symptomContinue reading “When You Feel Like a Slug…”