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

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

You can’t outrun a bad diet…I’ve tried

Two down…16 weeks to go. Week two of Boston Marathon training is in the books. This week, the weather was nice (50’s) so I was able to avoid running indoors on the treadmill. Woohoo! The training program is still in the “base building” phase so the runs were similar to last week – sprints, a mid-week aerobic run (10 miles) and a long run on the … Continue reading You can’t outrun a bad diet…I’ve tried

Devil’s Bathtub: Take a serene dip

(VIRGINIA) -Hidden in the woods near Ft. Blackmore, Virginia sits a little piece of hiker’s heaven called Devil’s Bathtub. The spectacular swimming hole is a highlight of the Devil’s Fork Loop Trail in Scott County, not far from the Virginia/Tennessee border. My friend and I drove three hours from my place in Roanoke, Va to experience one of the Commonwealth’s best kept secrets.   Getting there was a bit … Continue reading Devil’s Bathtub: Take a serene dip