I knew it was a good sign when I went out for a casual 5K evening run last week, a couple days before the Mike Sterling 10K, and ran the first mile in 10:54 without expending all my effort. In this summer’s heat and humidity, struggling through 12-, 13- and 14-minute miles has been the … More On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes
The Algonquin 50K seemed to fall on the most brutal day of the winter, and the Naylor Mill 7K fell on what I’m pretty sure was the hottest day of the summer. This fact has not been lost on participants of both events, according to Facebook. The race was last Friday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 … More I completed the Naylor Mill 7K on the hottest day of the summer
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
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
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!
I’m so far away from my personal record times that I am just not in a place to go for PRs right now. However, I did set a goal for 2021 to beat two of my distance times from last year (5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon). I’ve already beaten my fastest 2020 half marathon time with my run at this month’s Salisbury Half Marathon, and I tried to beat my fastest 2020 5K on Saturday, when I ran my virtual Zoo Stampede 5K. … More I challenged myself with the virtual Zoo Stampede 5K
When was the last time you heard a news story about an indigenous woman going missing or being murdered? Support MMIW USA during the National Day of Awareness MMIW Virtual Run. … More I’m running to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Join me for this virtual event.
I went into the Salisbury Half Marathon with a goal of running an average pace of sub-11:00 miles. As I ran, the miles kept going by, and I kept seeing splits faster than 11:00. And, I kept feeling good. So I kept going — with confidence. And when I had about 31 minutes for the … More I crushed my goal at the Salisbury Half Marathon