Just run

When my husband turned to me in the final mile of my long run yesterday, asking when my next marathon was, I knew what was coming next. ‘If you don’t have a marathon scheduled for many months, then why are you running 18 miles today?’ Great question. Many people would not be interested in running…

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…

Meeting a Few Meg’s Miles Family Members

Since hearing the story of Meg Menzies in January 2014, I have been involved in one of the most supportive Facebook groups out there—Meg’s Miles. The stories posted on this page are often ones of success and perseverance, the comments are encouraging and supportive. Members have developed virtual relationships through their common experiences as runners…

Getting through 13.1 miles

Anyone else out there wonder how they will make it through a 13.1 mile run (aka a half marathon)? I saw a post from someone in the IR4 Facebook about their strategy, where they dedicate each mile to ‘someone’ and keep a list of these dedications with them during their run. I loved this idea…

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…

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…

Welcome to Robyn Runs the World!

I have been a runner for a bit more than a year. In one year, I have run more than I ever thought I would be interested in doing, somehow come to ‘love’ running and set an incredible goal that has me shaking in my shoes. I hope you enjoy reading more about my motivation,…