A Glimmer of Hope Post-Covid

Finally, I felt like I had a decent run. Seven weeks post-Covid, I’m still having some issues. I would say about 90% of the time, I have some kind of annoying chest discomfort. On the pain scale, I’d give it a one or two. But I’ve had times when it’s a three. And that’s justContinue reading “A Glimmer of Hope Post-Covid”

Richmond VegFest 2022

I had planned to attend this year’s VegFest in Richmond. What I didn’t plan for was to be asked to speak at the event! But speak, I did. I was really honored when the event organizers reached out to me!  This happened sometime in June. They actually contacted me through Sports Backers, which is theContinue reading “Richmond VegFest 2022”

Ashland Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap

Running this race 3 weeks post-Covid, I had unrealistic expectations that I’d be pleasantly surprised by my performance. However, my only unexpected blessings came in the form of support from my friends on the course. This race went about how I thought it would. It sucked. I took the entire 3.5 hours, and I wasContinue reading “Ashland Half Marathon 2022: Race Recap”

Bruster’s Ice Cream: Vegan Restaurant Review

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… Did someone say vegan ice cream?  As a kid, my brother and I would always look forward to our occasional trips to High’s Ice Cream, our neighborhood ice cream parlor back in the 80’s. I still remember the way it smelled, the twirling bar stools, and theContinue reading “Bruster’s Ice Cream: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Hurley’s Tavern: Vegan Restaurant Review

This unassuming pub is nestled in a strip mall in Innsbrook on the West End of Henrico. I first heard about it on the RVA Vegans Facebook page, so I decided I needed to check it out at some point. Last weekend, my daughter wanted to go out for lunch, so we hit up Hurley’sContinue reading “Hurley’s Tavern: Vegan Restaurant Review”

An Evening with Michelle Obama

An evening over 2 years in the making, I originally purchased tickets for this night with the Richmond Forum as a Christmas gift for my daughters in 2019. She was scheduled to speak in March of 2020, but as the news of the Covid pandemic percolated and cases began to skyrocket, this night was indefinitelyContinue reading “An Evening with Michelle Obama”

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”