Run 4 Da Kidz

Running the Boston Marathon was a personal goal. Now I want to use my passion for running to help others. Continue reading Run 4 Da Kidz

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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

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

What we all can learn from the running community

  No matter where you go, you’re welcomed here… I spent much of this past week in Little Rock, Arkansas visiting family. My week-long trip fell during week five of Boston Marathon training which includes a 17 mile long run. I’ve run shorter distances in downtown Little Rock in the past but decided it would be nice to have some company for this run. I … Continue reading What we all can learn from the running community

Knocking out those miles: When the treadmill struggle gets real

When it comes to running there are typically two types of people – those who prefer running outside and those who like the treadmill. I am NOT the latter. Some of the things I like most about running are exploring the great outdoors, creating new routes and the change of scenery. This is why treadmill runs are a real challenge for people like me. It feels like running in place (which it … Continue reading Knocking out those miles: When the treadmill struggle gets real