The Verdict on Gym Classes

With the start of February, my unlimited gym class membership has expired, and I have decided not to renew. While I enjoyed many of the exercises, and especially the strength and pain that… Continue reading

Coconut Almond Truffles

I’ve been experimenting with portable fuel for my trail runs, and here is a recent favorite.   Recipe crushed almonds shredded coconut raw honey Mix all the ingredients and form into balls.  

Stony Run Trail in the Dark

Fitting in enough miles on weekdays to make it to work by 9am sometimes means running before sunrise, just after Fajr (dawn). Last week, Amy pitched a radical idea that has since become… Continue reading


Although warned of low temperatures and high winds, we were blessed 2 Saturdays ago with a sunny day, perfect for Patuxent, the longest river located entirely in Maryland. The adventure started with… Continue reading

Spinning Class

While training for my upcoming 50K , I’ve realized that I need to cross-train on the non-running days. Conveniently, my friend Sakinah convinced me to join the Hopkins Homewood Gym. I get terribly… Continue reading

Trail Run Pack List*

*adopted from Amy with some modifications Honey (tiny jar to carry on run, and large jar for after) Coconut water Vaseline Watch Tissue in zip lock Extra zip locks Towel Change of clothes,… Continue reading


Located 40 minutes west of Baltimore towards Ellicot City. Ran past fields of tree stumps, chopped down to the ground by beavers, with the precision and shape of freshly sharpened pencils; family of… Continue reading

Ultra-Marathon Intention

InshaAllah (Godwilling), I am running the Seneca Creek 50K on March 2, 2013. For a long time, I have been drawn to the simplicity of trail races–no t-shirts, medals, stickers, plastic cups, or… Continue reading

Free Beer at the Finish

For my 3rd year in a row, I partook in the Baltimore Running Festival last Saturday. Like every year, the course felt like a party all along: runners dressed up in colorful apparel… Continue reading

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