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.”
The more I read, scroll through Instagram and watch TikTok videos, the more I see I’m not alone when it comes to mental illness. I’ve been doing well for a while, but there’s something validating about realizing just how common it is. I recently listened to Katie Arnold’s book, “Running Home: A Memoir,” in which … More Runner Reads: Katie Arnold’s “Running Home: A Memoir” a look into grief and mental health
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
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)
The Eastern Shore Running Club came out to last Saturday’s eRace the Stigma 5K in force. We had our new singlets available for purchase in time for the Salisbury Marathon, but we got them the day before the race. Since the eRace the Stigma 5K was May 11, more people had time to get a … More ESRC rocked eRace the Stigma and supported an important cause
Follow @vanessajunkin Although I run the 5K distance very often, it’s not as frequent that I race a 5K. So, when I headed to eRace the Stigma on Saturday, May 12, it was my first 5K race since the Run, White & Blue 5K back in September. I was hoping for a time that started with … More eRace the Stigma: Fun race, important cause
This book is about a suicide, and so this post will discuss suicide. If you are suicidal or are in need of help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” I’ve seen this quote before, related to it, and … More Runner Reads: “What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen”
I didn’t hold onto my first place female title at the eRACE the Stigma, but that wasn’t really what the race was about for me.
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You can be part of eRACE-ing the Stigma of mental illnesses by participating in the eRACE the Stigma 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk this Saturday, May 13, in Salisbury.
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Follow @VanessaJunkin I started out the eRace the Stigma 5K this morning right at the starting line, and I was able to maintain my spot as the first female the entire time. This kept me going throughout the race, which began at Salisbury Bible Fellowship and went through the neighborhood near Salisbury University before coming … More eRace the Stigma a race victory