Note: This was originally intended to be a newspaper article. Some of the tour deals with sensitive subject matter, mainly slavery in the South. EDENTON, North Carolina -- The Harriet Jacobs tour is offered through the Edenton State Historic Site. Tickets cost $2.50 per person and can be purchased at the agency's Visitor’s Center, 108 … Continue reading Historic adventure: Harriet Jacobs
I noticed it before, he slowly lumbered down the stairs. When we picked him up, he let out a yelp in pain. But it wasn't until after celebrated his Gotcha Day recently that I realized -- my running buddy, Blue, and I are getting older. Up until a year ago, I made various attempts to … Continue reading Training recap: We’re getting old, Blue
COROLLA, North Carolina -- Twice a year, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse hosts a free lighthouse climb. For no cost, or a small donation, you can climb all 11 stories -- 220 steps and nine landings -- of the lighthouse. Once at the top, you can see the Atlantic Ocean, the Currituck Sound and Virginia, depending … Continue reading Family adventure: Lighthouse climb
Author's note: I originally wrote a version of this for the Chowan Herald, a weekly newspaper in northeastern North Carolina. Since this is a blog about all of my adventures, I have added this mental adventure. It happened the day before the Pinehurst 10K, which I recap here. PINEHURST GOLF COURSE, North Carolina — Friday … Continue reading A learning adventure in positivity
The start line of the Pinehurst half marathon, 10K and 5K at Race: Pinehurst Resort 10K When: Feb. 23, 2019 Where: Pinehurst, North Carolina Website: Resort Races Collection Course: Hills with a maximum elevation gain 540 feet, asphalt roads and sand paths. It had rained all week and rained on race day, so the sandy … Continue reading Race Recap: Pinehurst Resort 10K
In my last post, I was very "woe-is-me." I had some race plans squished by work and almost squished by other things. But we worked something out -- I have another half marathon to train for. This one is a few weeks after the one I originally wanted to do. The course is flat and … Continue reading New race, newish plans
What's the point of training for a half marathon in which you won't be able to race? I took a few days off my training to figure out why I need to keep going.