“I’ll meet you at the cow!” This is one phrase you may not typically hear from your running partner during a marathon. But we did encounter quite a few of these majestic creatures during the race. They were mostly curious and/or unbothered by our presence. The cow patties, on the other hand, were not soContinue reading “Chessie Trail Marathon 2022: Race Recap”
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Back to the 1950’s?
“All Longwood girls are loose and stupid!” my professor exclaimed on our first day of class. Did he know I was a Longwood girl? Surely not. And although my personal sex life was none of his business, I did make it my business to prove to him that I was, in fact, pretty smart. IContinue reading “Back to the 1950’s?”
North Street Press Club: Vegan Restaurant Review
While Farmville, Virginia may not be on anyone’s top 10 list of vegan friendly communities, it is the home of Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College. With my older daughter at Longwood, I have found a few places with vegan options in town, the North Street Press Club being one example. My younger daughter and IContinue reading “North Street Press Club: Vegan Restaurant Review”
This is how it feels when your kids grow into young adults. I can honestly say that there’s been something to enjoy during each stage of raising my girls. But we are quickly approaching a time where they will no longer need me or my husband, and that makes me feel both happy and sadContinue reading “Bittersweet…”
Race Recap: The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon 2022
I can barely walk today. That about sums up how my body appreciates what I did on Saturday. I returned to Roanoke, VA to run the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon. Aptly dubbed America’s Toughest Road Race, the half course navigates over 2 mountains. Just like last year, I am more sore than IContinue reading “Race Recap: The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Half Marathon 2022”
Religious Freedom? Or Freedom from Religion?
I think I’ve discussed a bit about the goings on in my county, especially in regard to our school board. They recently voted 4-3 to allow a Christian group known for discriminatory practices to review our equity policy in our public schools. The only member to reply to my initial email with concerns was excitedContinue reading “Religious Freedom? Or Freedom from Religion?”
Same Mantra. Different Lipstick.
Monday was a flexible learning day for my junior in high school. This new phenomenon in learning leaves it up to the student and parents to come up with meaningful learning activities on these days. On past flexible learning days, we have visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in downtown Richmond, driven to CharlottesvilleContinue reading “Same Mantra. Different Lipstick. “
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”
To Mask or Not to Mask?
The question continues. As the CDC has updated its guidelines, how do you feel about their new recommendations? Essentially, if you are fully vaccinated, your life can return to normal, with exceptions for following rules for businesses and your localities. Our governor in Virginia has lifted the mask mandate except for businesses and healthcare settingsContinue reading “To Mask or Not to Mask?”
Garden Chronicles 2021: Part 2
So I mentioned in my last gardening post that my daughters really wanted a butterfly garden this year. We did a little research about what plants would welcome pollinators in our area, especially butterflies, and I bought a few plants that fit the bill. (The photo above is of a wild mountain laurel now blooming inContinue reading “Garden Chronicles 2021: Part 2”