I am a runner. It’s a big part of my identity and it keeps me fit, healthy, and sane. I’ve been running for almost 10 years, since the summer before my last year of high school — I decided I wanted to “get in shape” cardiovascularly and more than just volleyball- or horseback riding-specific shape. Since that painful summer of learning how to run (thanks in large part to my mom teaching me her tricks of the trade), I’ve done road races, dabbled in track and field (in college — sprints, mid-distance, 400m hurdles), and have recently added cross country to my repertoire.

(I’ve also run away from dogs in rural Ukraine while hefting stones and shouting “іди!”.)

I’m not an amazing runner but I love how it makes me feel. I love competing against myself (and my teammates, in a friendly way) and pushing myself to get better and faster. These days, I’m a member of London Heathside AC — perks include coached track and hill workouts and group runs around lovely north London. This page serves as a place to collect all of my running-related posts — see below for more. Enjoy!


Finishing the Kyiv Half Marathon 2012

Road Race Recaps


Cross country, Feb 2017. Photo credit: Tom Hosking.

Cross Country and Trail Race Recaps

Running in Ukraine (where I served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer for 26 months)

Miscellaneous Musings & Multisport (i.e., anything that doesn’t fit into the above categories)

4 thoughts on “Running

  1. Pingback: Recipe: Almond-Coconut Pancakes | Wherever I am, you are there also

  2. Pingback: Birthday Wisdom 2014 | Wherever I am, you are there also

  3. Pingback: “Reflections in Lifelong Lifewide Learner Journeys”: RaPAL Conference 2015 | Wherever I am, you are there also

  4. Pingback: Race Recap: Return to Cross Country! Met League #1 (Claybury) | Wherever I am, you are there also

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.