3 Tips for Starting a New Adventure: Writing, Teaching, and Running

Starting over or starting something new can be scary, whether it’s writing, teaching, or running. While these things seem disparate, I’ve noticed several commonalities. What can I say? I see synchronicity everywhere! Here are 3 tips for starting a writing career, transitioning to teaching online, and running.

Why I Love Running with Friends: 3 Benefits and Best Practices

Running is certainly a solo sport when you get down to it, just like writing, and I love my solo miles, but running with friends certainly has its positives, just like writing groups do. There's such a benefit to community alone, but we can also get that online. Seeing people in person is certainly different. In this post, I’ll go over three benefits to running with friends and some best practices on running with others during COVID-19.

Why I Love Running in Cemeteries and How You Can Too

Heaven grows to a bird
With pretty wings
Her flight is like a question
Searching the South
For someone.
"Untitled Poem," In the Dark Before Dawn: New and Selected Poems of Thomas Merton, Thomas Merton Normally, I run the majority of my miles on trails, but the influx of people into our park systems has made me leery. I had … Continue reading Why I Love Running in Cemeteries and How You Can Too

2 Ways to Embrace Constraint in Running During COVID-19

Runners are used to being constrained only by their own physical limitations, how long we can stay on their feet, how much ground we can cover, and how quickly our legs turn over, just as writers are constrained only by their own limitations with language. We runners are used to being able to head out … Continue reading 2 Ways to Embrace Constraint in Running During COVID-19

4 Lessons from the Forest: Trail Running, Writing, and Life

I discovered trail running about a year and half into my running journey, joining my sister-in-law, an ultrarunner, at dawn on Black Friday morning in 2018 at Jefferson Memorial Forest (JMF), which many describe as “beautifully brutal.”  Between grueling climbs, valleys with fairy tale vegetation, and breathtaking views from ridges, I definitely didn’t start with an easy … Continue reading 4 Lessons from the Forest: Trail Running, Writing, and Life