Running Overseas: Wherever you run, run with all your heart

During the Christmas holiday, I ran my first overseas race in Chiang Mai, Thailand. You may be wondering, “Why Thailand?”. One of my 2018 New Year’s goals was to run a race in another country and mark my 10th marathon in a memorable way. Thailand had been on my travel bucketlist for years so I figured signing up for the Chiang Mai Marathon would be … Continue reading Running Overseas: Wherever you run, run with all your heart

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