Tag Archive: Running

Ramadan Snapshots

On the first day of Ramadan, I get hungry and thirsty. However, that’s not point of fasting. God does not need my hunger or my thirst. Rather, God gives Ramadan to those who… Continue reading

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

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

Last-Minute Marathon Prep

Yesterday I busted my big toe. I was trying to fold a table, and then BAM, I slammed it shut with all my force into my toe. The Baltimore Marathon happens in 5… Continue reading

A Period for a Lady Runner in Ramadan

Islam exempts menstruating women from fasting in Ramadan. This rule makes sense—during a period, we are losing blood, and therefore ought not to refrain from food and water. So most women get about… Continue reading

How to Run in Ramadan

Today on my run, a father pointed at me and shouted “She’s jogging and fasting! Look!” His whole family stared as I struggled up the hill and smiled. I prefer the term running,… Continue reading

The Lifecycle of a Runner’s Toenail

You will lose your toenails, I had been warned a couple years ago when I began to vocalize my interests in marathon running. How could running cause toenail loss? Would they grow back?… Continue reading

Dreaming of Running

My fever is gone and I’m almost no longer biologically explosive (uh, that was probably inappropriate for a Muslim to say, but it would also be inappropriate to specify graphic details). Can’t wait… Continue reading

More Muslim Women Marathon!

At the recent National Marathon in Washington D.C., with sights of The White House, Capitol, Senate, and House buildings; monuments of presidents and visionaries; and the historic river that still partitions this same… Continue reading