From getting up for a sunrise at Assateague to making new friends, I had a lot of fun during the second year of the Tour de Salisbury. To complete the Tour de Salisbury, runners use Strava segments to log 12 legs in areas in and around Salisbury during June and July. The legs can be completed in any order, and participants can also re-run legs. … More Tour de Salisbury: 12 courses, 75 miles, and plenty of friends and scenery
It took me a while to get to my first 100-mile month in 2021, but once I did it in May, I did it again in June. There were a lot of miles crammed in at the end, but I made it happen, and I had a good running month with some fun locations for … More June running wrap-up: Another 100-mile month and fun running locations
Disclaimer: I received an entry to eRACE Racism as part of being on the Brooks Run Happy Team. During the month of June, I was running for more than myself. I didn’t want to let my partner down in the Black Girls RUN! eRACE Racism challenge. For eRACE Racism, Powered by Brooks, Supporting Black Girls RUN!, … More My teammate and I completed a 200-mile run through history for Black Girls RUN!’s eRACE Racism virtual challenge
I had a range of dates to choose from to run my virtual Cascade Run Off Redux 15K, but the day I picked was a humid one — which many days have been around here lately. I headed to Crisfield early in the morning (for me) on Saturday, June 26. I am also doing the … More I braved the humidity and supported RRCA programs during the virtual Cascade Run Off Redux 15K
Before Alexi Pappas’ book, “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas,” was released, I watched a New York Times opinion video featuring Pappas. In the video, she asks, “What if we looked at mental health the same way we do physical health?” Since I have struggled with a mental health issue, I think … More Runner Reads: Alexi Pappas dives into mental health and more in “Bravey: Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas.”
I started out the month of May strong, with a virtual relay and an in-person half marathon — 18.41 miles logged in the first two days of the month. This led to my first time hitting 100 miles in a month for 2021. I ran 104.19 miles. May was the first month in which I … More I finally hit 100 miles for a month in 2021, and more about my May running
Although of course I really enjoy running, sometimes it can get boring. For me, some things that help break up potential monotony are running with friends, changing up routes or trying new workouts. This month and last month, I got some extra motivation and entertainment by trying the Run to Escape: Mission Mt. Olympus experience. … More What do you get when you combine running and escape rooms? Run to Escape: Mission Mt. Olympus
I always like to explore new trails or running spots when I’m out of town, and I decided to run on one of the trails at Prettyboy Reservoir last weekend, when I was visiting my family. Although I grew up in Hampstead, which is not far from the Prettyboy Reservoir Cooperative Management Wildlife Area in … More I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails
I chose 10 miles for my run distance for the National Day of Awareness MMIW Virtual Run because Native women in some areas face murder rates of more than 10 times the national average. … More I ran for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on every street in Vienna, Md.
On Sunday, May 2, I headed down to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for my second Run For The Animals Half Marathon within a year. The Run For The Animals is normally held in the spring, but last year’s race was postponed to November because of the pandemic. The race last weekend was the 10th … More Run For The Animals Half Marathon: A taste of warmer weather… and ice cream!