Race Recap: Baltimore Marathon

A week later, and I’m now getting around to a recap of the Baltimore Marathon. It wasn’t as solid a run as I had thought I could do: the weather was warmer than normal, and I had an issue with numbness/tingling and pain in my left foot during the race (that I’ve since realized is…

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 Swear it was Uphill the Whole Course!

I didn’t realize the course was all uphill. Even on the downhills, I swear, they were still uphill. So with that, half marathon #5 is in the books! I went to Harpers Ferry, knowing the challenges that awaited, and still took them on over 13.1 mi. This is a small community race, with only one…

Why I Continue to Run

It would have been so easy to stop running after the initial wave of energy after participating in a memorial run in January 2014 in honour of Meg Menzies, a runner who was hit and killed by a drunk driver on a training run for the Boston Marathon, but for some reason I kept going.…

Meeting Running Royalty

I have now been able to get a picture with Bart Yasso on two occasions. I really had no idea who he was at the first race, the Cayman Islands Half Marathon in December 2014, when I heard him speak, although I had a pretty good idea of his importance in the running world after…

The Dreaded Long Run

When I first got ‘serious’ about running last year (basically when I committed to running my first half marathon), I used to absolutely DREAD my weekly long run. There was nothing more torturous in my world than running for more than an hour by myself. Seriously. I think I would rather eat brussel sprouts! I…

Why ‘Robyn Runs the World’?

I named my blog ‘Robyn Runs the World’ because I live in the Cayman Islands. My husband and I like to travel, and with my interest in running, I end up running in most cities I visit. Since I started running a little more than a year ago, I have run in some beautiful places:…