The next challenge

It has been a few days since I posted last, and while I may not have been writing, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been running.I did rest my legs and body for a few days after the marathon, but jumped back in last Thursday with a nice and easy 4-miler, followed by 10 miles…

Running Safety

Since I’ve started running, I’ve thought a lot about safety. When you run outside, there are so many things that you should be aware of–and prepare for–as precautionary steps. Maybe I’m more cognizant of safety because I started running when I heard the story of Meg Cross Menzies. My awareness has continued as I have…

Uh oh–this just happened

So I haven’t even run one marathon, and yet I am already signed up for another one. Somehow, it just ‘happened’ that I have chosen to take on the challenge of the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on November 22nd. It will be only 4 weeks removed from the Marine Corps Marathon, which means…

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.…

The Reason I Started Running

Never in a million years would I have expected a Facebook post to change my life in such a profound way. In January 2014, a high school friend posted a story from her local paper in Richmond, VA, about her doctor, who was driving drunk TO work one morning when he hit and killed a…