Run hard. Eat well.

About Me

Hi everyone! My name is Riva; mother of 4, runner, outdoor enthusiast, amateur photographer, writer, and cook! I am a 3 time Boston marathon qualifier, and my most recent marathon was run last summer in 3:07:11.  Since then, I have endured a bad case of runner’s knee and 2 femoral neck stress fractures, so I’ve spent most of 2016 nursing injuries and cross training.  While I was incredibly disappointed to miss Boston this year, the break in running has opened the door for an opportunity to learn so much more about health, injury prevention, and nutrition.  I have also learned to be patient with my body and to have a sense of humor about it!  I know that one day, I’ll be able to run again.  In the meantime, I’ve got my bike, my camera, and the beautiful Pacific Northwest to explore.  And of course, I’ve got my kitchen and a family of 6 to feed everyday!  

Life is good!

This website features recipes, advice on running and injuries, photography, creative writing, and much, much more.

Much love and take care of yourself,


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Here I am with my sweet doggies, Copper and Leia, who always have to be at the center of attention!  Gotta love them!