A Day in the Life of a Runner

A day in the life of a runner actually starts the day before. I set my alarm with the intention to rise with the sun. If the intention is true, the deed is… Continue reading

Counting Miles

I ran with the Hopkins Marathon Team on Tuesday and met many inspirational runners. One runner told me about how she started logging miles in 2011, and has accumulated over 7,000 miles. That… Continue reading

Public Health: Individual vs. Community

In “No Fries with That,” Desmond Flagg, a PhD student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health tells his story about his journey “From fatty and fried to lean and green: How… Continue reading

Change of Plans

Like a bear in hibernation, I have not ventured far from my den during these frigid winter weeks. The snow, the sleet, the wind, and the rain in temperatures below zero have effectively… Continue reading

Why I Run

I have heard runner friends say things like “If I didn’t run, I would be a bad person/mother/teacher/anything.”  While running works wonders, I don’t believe that negativity is what sustains us. Sure, a… Continue reading

Natural Food Forecast for 2014

In September 2013 I attended Natural Products Expo East, showcasing the latest “natural, organic, and healthy” foods as a reporter for The Muslim Link.  Since then, I’ve noticed many new and coming products… Continue reading

Merry Everyday

The day before Christmas, as I swiped my Charm Card on the city bus, the machine screeched “$0.76. Not Enough Value.” So I tried to add money, and the machine would not take… Continue reading

Date Bread from 1,001 Recipes of Arabia

It’s snowing right now in Baltimore. Once it settles, I want to go outside and play (i.e. run). Right now it’s coming down too hard, so I’ve been doing the next best thing:… Continue reading

I Decided to Get a Garmin

Omar bin Khattab, the second Caliph (head of state) in Islam, known as “Amir al-Mu’minin,” Commander of the Faithful, had only one shirt. During his 10 year rule, Islam spread east and west… Continue reading

The French Quarter of New Orleans

When my flight landed in New Orleans, I made the same prayer I always make when I enter a city: O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and all they overshadow, Lord of… Continue reading