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”

Ashland Half Marathon Race Recap

Formerly the Patrick Henry Half Marathon, this annual event hosted jointly by Sports Backers and the Richmond Road Runners Club is notorious for the brutal weather conditions that are August in Virginia. One year, they ran as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene struck Richmond! As its name indicates, this race is run in Ashland,Continue reading “Ashland Half Marathon Race Recap”

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”

Pho Que Huong: Vegan Restaurant Review

Pho Que Huong is a Vietnamese restaurant in the Virginia Center Commons area of north Henrico County outside of Richmond. They took over the old Famous Dave’s location, and have slowly been adding decor to make it look less like a BBQ joint! But much of the old seating, etc. remains. It’s what one wouldContinue reading “Pho Que Huong: 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”

The Hop Craft Pizza and Beer: Vegan Restaurant Review

When I went vegan in 2017, one of the things I missed most was pizza. I simply couldn’t find a vegan one that really stacked up to their non-vegan counterparts. It was easier just to not eat pizza. (I know. Sad, right?) That is, until I discovered Hop Craft RVA, which has quickly become aContinue reading “The Hop Craft Pizza and Beer: 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!”