Baltimore 10 Miler: Run with Pride, Hon!

Maryland is known for several things including the best crabcakes (don’t try to argue with me on this), the word “Hon” and the pride Marylanders have for their state flag. That last one brings me to the ” 2018 Baltimore 10 Miler” – this year’s race swag included a Maryland flag beach towel. Score! Being a MD native and an avid runner this was a … Continue reading Baltimore 10 Miler: Run with Pride, Hon!

Running Boston: A dream with a finish line

We.did.it!… That’s what went through my head while crossing the Boston Marathon finish line last week. It was a memorable moment which seemed to go in slow motion as I smiled, gave a thumbs up and soaked in the sounds of thousands of people cheering for runners. I beamed from ear to ear as a volunteer put the finishers medal around my neck and I … Continue reading Running Boston: A dream with a finish line

Age ain’t nothin but a number, miles ain’t nothin but a thang

10 weeks to go until the Boston Marathon…Woohoo! Training is going well despite dealing with achilles tendon pain ( doing lots of R.I.C.E). I’ve spent years trying to qualify for the 26.2 mile race and on April 17th I will finally get the chance to run it. “Man up Buttercup” Training for a race of any distance can be physically and mentally demanding. Years ago I set … Continue reading Age ain’t nothin but a number, miles ain’t nothin but a thang

Ebony and Ivory of the running community

We are like the Ebony and Ivory of the running community, we run together in perfect harmony…   Mark was one of the first people I met when I moved to Roanoke, Virginia. Being new to the area I reached out to a local running club as a way to meet people. I know, I know, there are other ways to meet people like “Meetup” … Continue reading Ebony and Ivory of the running community

It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

I won’t even try to sugar-coat this post. Week Six of Boston Marathon training was bad, real bad, partly because I spent most of the week on vacation. I know you’re thinking vacations should be relaxing and fun, right? As a creature of habit being out-of-town threw my eating, sleeping and exercise routine off which caused me to stress out about running (or lack thereof). … Continue reading It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week