Running With Locals

Shopping Local Matters (and not just to The Levinsons)

Shopping Local Matters (and not just to The Levinsons)

A year ago, my middle kid Lucy (14) was campaigning hard for an after-dinner ice cream at The Charmery in Hampden.  Like any responsible family, we are always trying to monitor our dessert intake with little success.  When she noticed me wavering, she grabbed the dagger and went for the jugular.  “Come on dad, it’s local!”

While this is a poor example of the importance of shopping local, it does reflect on the “local” zealots the Levinsons are.  Why?  Certainly, shopping local is not always easy or convenient.  

Insider’s Guide to the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure

Insider’s Guide to the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure

The 25th Annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure has a new location this year at Baltimore’s McHenry Row on October 15. Through events like the Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland has invested $38 million in local community breast health programsand national research.

But our work is not over. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 5,250 women in Maryland will be diagnosed this year. Maryland has the 6th highest breast cancer death rate in the country.

Please join us and turn awareness into action at www.raceforthecure.org/baltimore

The Race for the Cure is much more than a 5K! It’s a morning to celebrate survivors, honor those living with breast cancer and remember those we have lost to the disease. It’s a day filled with inspiration, emotion and fun.

Active Kids, Healthy Life: The case for bringing back the fun

Active Kids, Healthy Life: The case for bringing back the fun

This guest post was written by our good friend Josh Billings, PT, MPT, and the Medstar Sports Medicine Running Program Coordinator and Regional Director.

As a healthcare leader in the Baltimore/DC region, MedStar Sports Medicine proudly makes significant investments in programs that help build stronger and healthier communities.  Many people recognize MedStar Sports Medicine as the medical team of the pros (Ravens, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards, DC United) as well as the majority of our local college athletic programs (UMBC, Towson U., Loyola U., Morgan State, Coppin State, Stevenson, Goucher, CCBC), but the grand majority of athletes we work with are adult recreational athletes (weekend warriors) and kids.  

15 Years of Charm City Run Memories

15 Years of Charm City Run Memories

Its been a great first 15 years filled with lots of memories...some funny, some sentimental but all filled with sole. There's never a boring day at Charm City Run and that makes for a lot of memorable moments. Thank you for being a part of this amazing community that we have created together. Cheers to the next 15 years!

Mother's Day Wish List from MRTT

Mother's Day Wish List from MRTT

Earlier this week, my husband asked my 3 year old, Zoe, what she was going to get me for Mother's Day. Without any hesitation, she announced I was getting a BRAND NEW fishing pole. Zoe loves fishing. For me, fishing ranks up there with mornings without coffee or going to the dentist, but, based on her excitement, I think my fate is sealed.   

You, unlike Zoe, may not be prepared with the most perfect gift for Mom, but, don't worry, we're here to fix that.  I asked the Catonsville Moms Run This Town group (700+ members strong!) what was on their Mother's Day wish list and here are the top 5 answers:

Running with the Garage Girls

Running with the Garage Girls

About five years ago I was looking for a running group to train with for a half marathon. I stumbled upon a new running store in Annapolis, MD, Charm City Run.  At the time, I was simply excited to have a focused group to train with for a particular race.  Little did I know that what I had signed up for would lead to the creation of amazing friendships!