"Should I run today?" "Maybe I should take a rest day." "Aqua jogging is probably a good idea." "But I really want to run." "I have a race coming up..." "But if it gets much worse I probably won't even be able to race." "But my training has been going SO WELL!" Have you ever … Continue reading To push through… or shut it down?
A common question come Friday night post dinner. But this last Friday, we decided dinner at Panorama on elmgrove road was going to hit the spot. It's a hidden gem of pretty decent food and great drinks. I myself like to start my night with a cherry vodka/Diet Coke with extra cherries of course. While … Continue reading ‘Rama?
I've been thinking a lot about running. This is nothing new. But lately I've been thinking about it as an answer to "What do you do for fun?"
In April 2016 I tore (partially, but mostly) two ligaments in my left ankle during the infamous Break Neck Point Trail Marathon race. I did the usual silly runner thing: I ignored the pain and continued running on it until mid May of that year, after suffering several other rolls after the initial one. Once … Continue reading What to Wear: #Feet
This past week I was fortunate to spend time in Peru. I was in Lima for a competition, and decided to take some time with my fellow competitors to hike around the Inca trail and Machu Picchu for a few days. Needless to say, the views of this trip were incredible, but I am going … Continue reading Taking a much needed break
Well, not exactly. But a career surrounding running? I'll take that. I grew up wanting to be a doctor. Something with athletes, but I wasn't sure quite what. I shadowed numerous healthcare professionals but just wasn't sure. I went to undergrad on the pre-med track, but it wasn't until the end of my junior year … Continue reading A career in running?
Nestled perfectly on the edge of the public market with no more than 15 tables, it's a gem from bar to table. Earning remarkable reviews on several fronts, I quickly found out why. Our party of 4 easily took seats at the bar before our dinner. A few beer options, a decent selection of wines … Continue reading Oh da bubbles…fiorella
Mom Partner Full time employee Student Taxi Nurse (in all senses of being a part of mom duty) Therapist Maid “Runner” I’m over caffeinated, over scheduled, over committed, sleep deprived, anxious. I can’t recall the last time I DIDN’T say in a day, “Wash your hands you just picked your nose”. “What is that on … Continue reading When chaos is your normal: Motherhood
Porridge by Winter; Muesli by Spring Oats are one of my favorite foods to eat, period. But they are also one of my favorite foods to eat before I run. Oats - Avena sativa - are known to provide numerous health benefits, including improved digestive health, reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, and anti-cancer effects. In … Continue reading Oats: The Perfect Run Fuel
We’ve all been there – the finish line of a terrible race. You’re forcing back tears; hunched over your legs that are ready to buckle beneath you. You likely wanted to walk right off the course on numerous occasions. Maybe you weren’t prepared for the hills or the heat or the cramping of your legs. … Continue reading Turn a bad race into a comeback