A recurring theme in 2017

Without realising it, I have set myself up for a recurring theme for the spring of 2017: hilly marathons. I assure you, this was not intentional. I loathe hills. I cannot train on hills (as we have none in Grand Cayman). I can’t even see a hill. My biggest hill I run over on a…

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…

Thou Shalt Not Run

I have a knack for getting injured doing the most boring, mundane tasks in life. First it was my back (bulging disc while making the bed) in October 2015. Most recently it was another critical to running body part: my knee. The day after the Philadelphia Marathon (November, 2016), I was at my in-law’s house,…

More Epic Sh*t. Or, Millinocket.

Originally posted on sojourningrunner:
(Note:  All of the photos taken on race day were taken by other people.  My phones, and my fake GoPro, all froze.  Many thanks to you who took photos – other runners, and Photography By Mike and Far North Photography – for the beautiful photos.) You know the story of Stone…

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…

Race Recap: Philadelphia Marathon

Fresh off the Richmond Marathon on November 12, 2016, I headed home to Cayman to wash clothes, repack, kiss my cat Mendoza and pick up my husband before heading back to the US for the Philadelphia Marathon on November 20, 2016. For the first time (and likely not the last), I ran marathons in back…

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…

Race Recap: Anthem Richmond Marathon

It’s been a while since I’ve written here, and to be honest, once I started the travels for my last couple races, I just didn’t have the time or the right device to do the few blog posts I planned to do justice. So my apologies for the delay, but I hope you enjoy reading…