Taper thoughts

I’m three weeks away from running my next marathon, the Loch Ness Marathon in Inverness, Scotland. This will be my 23rd marathon, and I’ve just wrapped up the crazy training with my taper ahead of me. Taper is traditionally my favourite part of marathon training – well, second to running the actual race itself. It…

I’ve been taking a break

I’m sure it’s no secret that I’m taking a little break from a lot of normal things – everything from running to blogging have taken a back seat for the moment. My mom is battling glioblastoma, an aggressive, terminal brain cancer, and it’s been rough. When I’m in Baltimore to see and help her, I…

Marathon #16: Running to Honour Alex Rach

My Baltimore marathon adventure will take me back home to the city where I was born and grew up. Memories of steamed crabs, snowballs, the Orioles and visits to the Inner Harbour are already bubbling to the surface, reminding me of the good times spent in my home city. Baltimore has its share of problems,…

#LubecPartyOfThree

What started off as an innocent suggestion by my friend Lashell (in September 2016) to run the Adams County Half/Full Marathon in 2017, snowballed into a lobstah and hill-fueled race-cation full of shenanigans in the easternmost point of the US this past June with our ‘#LubecPartyOfThree.’ A girl’s getaway to allow the three of us…

Suffering from Runner’s Brain

When I ran the Chattanooga Marathon, I crossed the finish line, got my water, beer and a bite to eat, then I decided to buy a couple items from the event store. It was a bit chilly, and I’ve been in need of a new sweatshirt, so I found the the correct size but realized…

One Word 2017

As is typical on New Year’s Eve, people start getting philosophical in anticipation of the new year ahead. I mean, a blank calendar filled with 365 days of possibilities stretching ahead, waiting for us to fill them with activity, meaning and purpose. If you are like the majority of people, you probably make a resolution…

Where will running take me in 2017?

I confess: I’ve been planning my 2017 running calendar for the last six months or so. Yes, I know that means 2016 wasn’t even half over before thoughts were focused on the new year and the future. This is nothing new for me, though. I am a planner; I enjoy researching, anticipating, looking forward to…

I run because I get to

A couple months ago, a company called Fellow Flowers had a special ‘flower it forward’ promotion, where participants would order their flowers to give to someone else as a way to promote the unity and community that is seen in the running circles. I posted the question on my Facebook page, asking people which flower…