When I first joined CityStrides in September 2019, my map showed that I had only run 18.51 percent of the streets in Salisbury, where I live. Now, with some extra effort during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been able to get that percentage up to 71.33 percent. … More Four reasons why running new roads and filling in my map of Salisbury was a fun pandemic activity
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Global 24 Hour Relay as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Global Running Day came at an odd time this year. Of course, since March, our country has been drastically affected by the … More I celebrated Global Running Day as part of a virtual relay event
Ever wondered what speed you could get a speed camera up to by running past it? I did that during May. Read on to see how fast I went and what else I did during another month affected by COVID-19. … More Running past a speed camera, and other things I did during May
It’s important to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day, and wear blue: run to remember is making sure that the lives of those who have died serving the United States of America — including 7,030 people since 9/11/01 — are not forgotten. … More Today, remember Memorial Day’s true meaning. I honored the day with a run.
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Global 24 Hour Relay as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! For the past few years, I’ve celebrated Global Running Day — the first Wednesday in June — with a big group run … More Celebrate Global Running Day virtually with the Global 24 Hour Relay
I listened to Andrea Barber’s book, “Full Circle: From Hollywood to Real Life and Back Again,” back in January, and I enjoyed it so much I really wanted to share it with my blog readers, even though it isn’t the typical running book. It isn’t a book about running, but it was written by a … More Runner Reads: If you’re looking for an honest dive into mental illness, read “Full Circle” by Andrea Barber
Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. I had a range of days to pick from for my virtual St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, but I decided I wanted to run on the day the race was originally scheduled — today, May 16. It was the first day … More Virtual St. Michaels Half: The heat is here!
My state, Maryland, was under a stay-at-home order during all of April because of the coronavirus, but thankfully, we were able to leave the house for exercise, so I could still run. However, keeping the stay-at-home order in mind, I did do all of my runs in April starting from my house, rather than driving … More April Wrap-Up: 100 miles in another odd month
Content warning: Mental health and suicide When I started reading “Running with Sherman,” I knew it would be about a donkey. There’s a donkey on the cover. But I enjoyed the other stories the book explored, too. I received “Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero” as a Secret Santa gift … More Runner Reads: “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall (and a Zoom book club)
It looks like virtual races are all we will be able to have for a while, and on Saturday, April 25, the day that the Zoo Stampede was supposed to take place here in Salisbury, I ran the Virtual Zoo Stampede 5K Self Challenge. I hadn’t signed up for this race. I likely would have … More I improved my virtual 5K time at the Zoo Stampede