I’ve already thought about my running goals for this year, but I finally have some time to sit down and put them out there to all of you blog readers as the first month of 2023 comes to an end. Anyone have any similar goals for 2023? Good luck!
Another busy year of running has come to an end! The biggest highlight of the year was finally figuring out what was causing my problem of coughing while running. My running immediately started looking up after I was able to get a diagnosis of irritable larynx syndrome and work on new breathing strategies. Running is … More Running Year in Review 2022: A problem resolved, two new states, a new role with ESRC, a Zestie and more
We’re halfway through January, so it’s time to wrap up my November and December running. Next up will be my 2022 year-in-review post.
I’ve always found the running community to be extremely welcoming. If you’re white, like I am, that may be your experience, too. But that isn’t the case for everyone. I thought Alison Mariella Désir’s new book, “Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us,” was an insightful read that gave … More Runner Reads: “Running While Black” by Alison Mariella Désir
I signed up for the Turkey Trek 5K six days before the race, unsure whether I’d be needed to work. It turned out I didn’t need to work, so I decided to run the annual Thanksgiving race that my work, Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, puts on. I’ve been at this race for several years, … More The Turkey Trek 5K was a fun way to start Thanksgiving
After not making the second-to-last cutoff at the Algonquin 50K in February, I had my sights set on making the cutoffs at the Tuckahoe 25K, which was held Nov. 19 at Tuckahoe State Park on the Upper Eastern Shore. Participants had gotten an email with the cutoff times, and they were also listed on a … More I had a strong return to long-distance trail racing at my first Tuckahoe 25K
I knew the incline of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge would be a challenge during The Bay Bridge Run, but I also knew from the previous year that even if I had a slower mile in the beginning, all hope would not be lost. I could make up time on the downhill. I’ve done this race … More The Bay Bridge Run: Despite the incline, I ran my fastest 10K of the year
Last Friday, I headed to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with my friend Veronica for one of my favorite race weekends of the year — the Rehoboth Seashore Marathon and Half Marathon. This was my ninth time participating in the event and my fifth year pacing the half. … More I paced a successful 2:45 finish at the Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon
It has been a busy few months, and now that I am in the midst of four days off in a row, I am catching up on the blog. It’s now time to recap my September and October running. With all this going on, you can probably see why it’s taken me a little while … More Many miles and more during a busy September and October
This year’s Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance Media Marketplace took me to somewhere I’d never been before —State College, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding regions. So, of course, I had to run. Our schedules are always pretty packed during the MATPRA Media Marketplace, but I always find time to get in a run. This year, I … More I Ran Happy in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania