Watch Party

A fan of Ice Cube, Tiger Woods, the James Madison University Dukes, Running, Ironman and all things Yoga, it was a good day. Running It wasn’t good just because I ran 7+ miles with my Iron-mommas and tri-babies plus one Navy Seal in the making. A display to admire, this guy upped his fitness gameContinue reading “Watch Party”

I came in last. Truth.

I have never been fast and I am okay with that. My best marathon time is 4:20. In 2014 I added in swimming and biking and became an age-grouper triathlete with realistic expectations. I can hang on the slow side of the middle of the pack on a good day. I do it for this:Continue reading “I came in last. Truth.”

3 Shots of Tennessee Whiskey

I had every intention of practicing yoga on my recent trip to Nashville. I researched studios in a trendy ‘hood called the Gulch, a dynamic area of urban development and redevelopment located between Music Row and Downtown. The Gulch is an exciting combination of the old, the adapted, and the cutting edge. It pulsates with opportunities for theContinue reading “3 Shots of Tennessee Whiskey”

5 Lessons From a Juice Cleanse

Recently some friends and I did a 3-day juice cleanse offered by the cool folks at Bikram Yoga Richmond where, besides offering mind-blowing, sweaty yoga, they sell amazing fresh made juices for post practice pick-up on a regular basis. From time to time they do a full-on cleansing program where the daily diet includes 3 juices, oneContinue reading “5 Lessons From a Juice Cleanse”

Yes, bartender I’ll have another!

Have you heard of Kombucha?  The Chinese call it the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.  (Source:  The Food Renegade) I tried my first bottle this past week. The ingredient listContinue reading “Yes, bartender I’ll have another!”

5 Favorite Things and My Weekend at an Ashram

The Ashram Experience – Yogaville I am still in la-la land over my weekend with 10 powerhouse beauties at Yoga Camp – This term we coined to describe dorm life of the Om genre.  Complete with covert happy hours, coffee contraband and making fun of the die-hards we experienced: “A little bit of weird andContinue reading “5 Favorite Things and My Weekend at an Ashram”

I am dilated to about 4

Like birth stories, I never tire of race stories.  Ever.  I love your gory details of sweat and push and finish.  I want all of it – how was the labor, the big day prep and your spouse?  How did your body and its functions feel?  Take your time, tell me all of it – IContinue reading “I am dilated to about 4”

Pacing the Cage with Jimmy Buffett

Eleven months ago I wrote this post about running the ING Miami Marathon. It started as a healthy tribute to my parents whom I lost too soon.  My siblings and I (below, I am second from the right) are the lucky souls fated to be raised by 2 of the best people to grace ourContinue reading “Pacing the Cage with Jimmy Buffett”

Privates and having tea with a suffragist

Today’s headline is a reflection of my homebound day caused by an East Coast ice storm: random and (hopefully) curious.  This post is 2 parts. I hope you like them both.  Please let me know.  I live just to the right of the red circle. The Private Part Due to a gap in federal funding,Continue reading “Privates and having tea with a suffragist”

I need your input

I have an idea to run by you – but first, the set up. So I am laying in bed early this morning unable to sleep (nothing new).  This wasn’t working. It usually does.  My random thoughts include: grocery shopping today will be a nightmare.  i need to fit my run in before the girlsContinue reading “I need your input”