A look back and ahead, and an ode to the Star-10k

Last May, 2016, I sat in a room full of strong, capable women and really thought hard about what running means to me. I was at Oiselle‘s Southern Bird Camp held at ZAP Fitness, where professional runners sponsored by Reebok among other brands train. I had come to a challenging place with running, and didn’t … More A look back and ahead, and an ode to the Star-10k

Beer Mile 2015 recap

I struggled with my training through late January and February.  Call it winter malaise, or the fact that our family was hit with the flu/colds hard this winter. Either way, it absolutely and completely sucks. The kind of suckiness that had me second guessing my goals and fitness level, and my approach to training. We … More Beer Mile 2015 recap

BRO Cover Shoot: Behind the Scenes with RunAbout Roanoke

A series of fateful occurrences led to my participation in the February 2016 Blue Ridge Outdoors cover shoot.  The fortuitous opportunity went way beyond my talents to trail run, because there are plenty more people in our area that are more experienced, faster, and likely more glamorous looking on a trail. I recently joined the RunAbout … More BRO Cover Shoot: Behind the Scenes with RunAbout Roanoke

Why do we run?

I was having a pretty heavy conversation at work the other day, and one way or another running came up in some form of life analogy. The person with whom I was speaking asked the simple question “why do you do it?” I wavered. Not because I didn’t know what to say, but because a … More Why do we run?