Tag Archives: Cleveland

Afternoon at the market

11 Feb

I spent the afternoon at the West Side Market this past Saturday to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. Despite the crowds, it was such a relaxing day. We browsed all the amazing vendors, enjoyed delicious crepes (goat cheese on a crepe – yes please) and people watched from the upstairs gallery. And of course we bought cannolis to take home (although mine never made it home).

West Side Market | www.the-wild-child.com #cleveland

West Side Market meat vendor | www.the-wild-child.com #cleveland

West Side Market visit | www.the-wild-child.com #cleveland

West Side Market interior | www.the-wild-child.com #cleveland

West Side Market cannoli | www.the-wild-child.com #cleveland

Afterwards we decided to hop on over to East 4th Street for a stop at CLE Clothing Co. and some coffee at Erie Island. We even ventured into The Arcade for a little stroll.

The Arcade | www.the-wild-child.com #cleveland

I don’t make it to Cleveland nearly enough and should visit more often. It will just have to wait until spring arrives and the weather gets warmer for venturing out.

Running my first 10k

20 May

I’ve always considered myself a runner, mostly because of my love for soccer. Running was, and is, a great way to stay in shape. Over the years, however, it’s become more than that. It’s how I unwind and give myself time to think.

I’m not a fast runner, and I don’t usually do more than 3 to 4 miles at a time, but I run. I love this quote from Fred Lebow, the New York City Marathon co-founder:

“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”

This past weekend, I completed my first 10k at the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and it was awesome. The running community is so supportive, whether you come in first or last, and Cleveland did a great job of organizing the event.

I can’t deny I’m a little sore today, but I feel proud in finishing the race.


Are you a runner? What do you love about the sport?