Meet Nutritionist Cheyenne Richards!

Charleston holds a ranking as one of America’s Top 25 Healthiest Cities. With communities like ours, it’s easy to see why. Our insane outdoor culture lends itself to making healthy living fun. In addition, we have access to some of the freshest foods (e.g., seafood from our own coast and lovely fruits from nearby states such as Florida).

If you’re looking to add to our state’s healthy reputation, leverage an expert like Cheyenne Richards with Nutrition Rites. Cheyenne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who focuses on nutrition counseling for long term results. She is located in Mount Pleasant and specializes in weight management, sports nutrition and eating disorders. Check out Nutrition Rites’ February Newsletter.  Contact Cheyenne today by email: IMG_7974Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 2.54.55 PM.png


Meet Dawn Blackstone of Blackstone Fit!

Dawn Blackstone, owner/trainer with Blackstone Fit, recently relocated from Seattle to Mount Pleasant. Dawn is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist. She has run Blackstone Fit for 10+ years.   She is available for one on training, small group training, and currently offers a Sunday outdoor class (9-10am) at either Pitt St Bridge or Alhambra Hall open field.


All classes are a full body functional fitness workout with intervals of cardio mixed in!  All levels are welcome and your first class is free, then $10 per class.
To learn more about Dawn, check her out at or come join a class!

Happenings Around Town

Some great events are right around the corner, including my fave… the Cooper River Bridge Run!  When you live in the Old Village, you might as well get up and run the bridge.  We all know we cannot sleep through the sounds of the 40,000 people as they start their journey down Coleman Blvd!  See you there!


Southeastern Wildlife Exposition :: February 17-19 

SEWE is a 3-day celebration of wildlife and nature. It is the largest event of its kind in the country. How lucky for us that it makes Charleston its home!

Click here  for more information and to see all the events that will be going on around town. This is such a fun weekend for the entire family!




Charleston Food + Wine Festival :: March 1-5, 2017

Charleston Wine + Food Festival is a non-profit organization that celebrates the incredible food culture we have here in Charleston. It is a 5-day festival offering more than 100 events featuring the country’s top chefs, winemakers, beverage experts, storytellers, artisans, and more!

Click here for details!



Cooper River Bridge Run :: April 1, 2017

This event needs no introduction!  With up to 40,000 participants, The Cooper River Bridge Run is the 3rd largest 10K race in the country! The race starts at 8am on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and ends at Marion Square in downtown Charleston.

Join me for 40th annual Bridge Run!

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Click here for more information!

Shem Creek Park

I find that getting out and exercising during the Dog Days of Summer is less grueling if I have something pretty to look at. There is nothing like a good view to make the time pass! I have thoroughly been enjoying the new access to the Shem Creek Park from the Shem Creek Bridge. It has quickly become the highlight of my runs!


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38th Annual Turkey Day Run



Join me, Thursday, Nov 26th for the 38th Annual Turkey Day Run, which is the largest 5K in the country and starts at 9am Thanksgiving morning.  It’s a super fun race and it’s all for a good cause – the mission is to raise money for local charities. You can give back while giving thanks.

The race starts at Marion Square and takes participants through historic downtown Charleston and Battery. The race ends back at Marion Square where the post-race party begins – including free food and beverages, live music, and an awards ceremony.

This race is a fun event for all ages – it even includes a Children’s Fun Run!  It’s a great way to get prepped for all of the eating you will do the rest of the day!  See you there!

Check out their website for more information:   38th Annual Turkey Day Run

25th Annual Reindeer Run

Reindeer Run

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to participate in a FUN family-oriented and pet-friendly event that is also for a good cause?

On Saturday, December 12, the 25th Annual Reindeer Run will take place. This is a 5K run/walk that takes you through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston. The race starts and finishes in front of Southend Brewery on East Bay Street.

There will be an after party and awards ceremony after the race and will include free music, food, and drinks for all participants.

Proceeds from the race are split between MUSC Children’s Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston.

Check out the race website for registering information and additional details.  So fun, hope to see you there and Happy Holidays!

25th Annual Reindeer Run

Happy Holidays!

16th Annual Old Village 5K Harbor Run! Sooo Fun!! Nov 14 at 8:30am

My favorite run of the season!  There is no better way to tour the OV, than on foot, and in my case… very, very slowly!  I love this fun run because it is laid back and actually one of the few to welcome dogs and strollers!

The race starts and finishes at Alhambra Hall. And the route is beautiful, as you wind your way down Pitt Street to the Old Bridge.   After the race stay for a while and relax with family and friends enjoying the after party with music and refreshments.  There will be raffles and awards shortly follwing the conclusion of the race.  Awesome!   

This year, the Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is once again teaming up with to help with the race management and event production. Also, the event will have a USATF Certified course with clearly marked mile markers and a clearly marked course. 

And who could forget about this year’s featured artist, Tate Nation, who is returning for his 14th year to provide his iconic Old Village prints for the race winners!

Click here to register and I will see you there! 

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