Summer Camp for Grownups is Almost Here!

I don’t feel like I really had an off season this year. With running the Freight Train 50k in December and 3 spring half marathons, I’ve been running quite a bit. It will be fun to get back to the rituals of marathon training, though. We start in 2 weeks! I can’t believe it’s hereContinue reading “Summer Camp for Grownups is Almost Here!”

And This is Why I’m Grateful for Virtual Races…

Here’s the thing: healthcare providers who work in a hospital have to work weekends. Oftentimes, the managers who work on scheduling these weekend shifts have to plan months in advance, which means their staff do, too. It’s impossible to avoid the inevitable disappointment of not being able to participate in something fun because of work. Continue reading “And This is Why I’m Grateful for Virtual Races…”

Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia: Vegan Restaurant Review

My daughter needed new shoes. Like, seriously. Her feet were on fire from standing up all day at a robotics competition the day before, where she was co-lead for building and driving the bot. (They won, by the way, for the first time in her school’s history!) But her poor feet just needed something withContinue reading “Pho 95 Hai Ky Mi Gia: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Sports Backers Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap

Who doesn’t love a hometown race? I mean, you get to sleep in your own bed, you typically see lots of friends on the course, and you are also usually familiar with the organization putting on the race! And another bonus: if you are a procrastinator signing up for races like me, there’s far lessContinue reading “Sports Backers Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap”

Sunday Runday!

Last week was a light running week. As I was adding a new pair of shoes to my Garmin app, I was trying to figure out why I had such a low mileage week and only ran twice. And then I remembered my day and a half dealing with my body’s rather robust immune responseContinue reading “Sunday Runday!”

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!”