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Running First, Dodging Rain Drops Later

Since Bill and I were in Blacksurg for the game, we met Meagan for a long run this morning.  When we got to the trail parking area, we noticed a bridge under construction for what we think is part of the Huckleberry Trail extension to the south.  Of course I may be spreading rumors, but […]


Picture This Huckleberry Trail Run

In anticipation of running the Hokie Half Marathon this fall with Meagan on the Huckleberry Trail, I am going to take you on a run on the 5.76-mile trail that runs from Christiansburg to Blacksburg… The Virginia Anthracite Coal and Rail Company tracks were removed and the Huckleberry Trail was built back in 1966. Bill and […]


BEST. NEWS. EVER = Hokie Half Marathon

Last night I got the BEST. NEWS. EVER!  Julie called to tell me that there will be a Hokie Half Marathon on September 15.  I think I will start packing now.  I’m THAT excited!  I only have a maroon VT running shirt so I think I need to buy a white or orange one to […]


Healthy Foundations

I just learned that my alma mater Virginia Tech is ranked at number three in The 25 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S. on  The author Nicole McDermott sites exercise incentive programs and contests where winning students are rewarded with free personal training sessions and exercise passes as one of the reasons VT received this […]


Virginia Tech 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance

Yesterday afternoon we drove to my favorite place on earth, Virginia Tech.  I absolutely loved going to school at Tech, and I even met my husband there!   We were thrilled when Joseph, our oldest son, decided to attend VT; and even more thrilled when he met Julie, ‘the cutest and sweetest girl in the world’ […]

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