January is half over already, can you believe it?! I've been tracking my fluid intakes this month and experimenting with hydration during my training. One of the things I have experimented with is using a sports drink on my longer workouts. Over the years I have varied back and forth with whether or not I… Continue reading Hydration Challenge Update #2: Should I Drink Sports Drinks?
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It has been well over a year since I did one of these. I guess you could call 2020 sort of a "rebuilding" year for me. With so many races canceled and plans changing constantly, I felt uninspired. I honestly thought, "Why bother with boring my followers with numbers and stats with no fun race… Continue reading November and December 2020 Training Recap
I chose to focus on hydration as my first challenge in 2021. My goal is to drink 85oz fluids daily and try to get at least 20oz water as part of my fluids each day. I have been tracking what I drink in my planner and at the end of the day I add up… Continue reading Hydration Challenge Update #1: What’s My Sweat Rate?
This year in review may not look like many others that I have written, and that is okay. I don't have any awesome running adventures with friends to reminisce about. There aren't many races or personal bests to share. Even though it is different, 2020 was not a waste of a year for running. I… Continue reading 2020 Running Year in Review
As a bariatric dietitian, one of the topics that I cover constantly is adequate hydration. I emphasize to my patients how important staying hydrated is for their recovery after surgery and beyond, for overall health and well being. I teach them how hydration affects so many functions in the body. I also am completely transparent… Continue reading January’s Challenge: Hydration
In 2020 "challenges" were what kept me going. I was part of a challenge group on Facebook that focused on running, but also offered other monthly challenges to support running. For example, there were challenges to complete other forms of movement, to eat fruits and vegetables, to hydrate adequately, to sleep better, etc. Mixed in… Continue reading Bring on the challenges!
Does anyone else feel like this year simultaneously was the longest year ever and also flew by in the blink of an eye? I think I have asked this question at least 10 times in 2020. Right now it feels like a year that went by fast... a month that went by even faster... a… Continue reading The Longest Year Ends in a Blink of an Eye.
On January 1, 2021 at midnight instead of popping a bottle of champagne, I will be logging onto my computer to register for the Detroit Free Press Marathon. Over the last weeks, Detroit Free Press Marathon has been releasing information about their 2021 plan. Up until these announcements, I had sworn off signing up for… Continue reading Reviving a tradition.
I think we can all agree that 2020 was not our year. And I am not hearing anyone saying, "2021 is going to be the best year ever!" I think we are all afraid to jinx ourselves. I know that I am. And part of me is a little superstitious about setting goals because of… Continue reading My Running Goals for 2021
I started writing this post on August 24th, and then decided not to post it. In light of recent events, I came to my blog to share. On this platform when you go to write a blog, you can see how many drafts you have. I noticed that I had 7, so I went to… Continue reading Priorities
Today marks one month since a childhood friend of mine lost her daughter and her husband in a drunk driving accident. My previous post, "I am so angry" was my reaction to this senseless tragedy. It was me putting my grief into words. A few weeks after I wrote that post, I pulled out my… Continue reading Grief.
Thinking ahead to 2021 seems... a little bit silly. Making plans, setting goals, it all seems so pointless. Yeah I'm a little bit pessimistic, but aren't we all after the s***show of a year 2020 has been? I'm just a little gun shy when it comes to planning for the future anymore. In some ways,… Continue reading I got goals, big goals!
[Trigger warning: depression, alcohol, drunk driving, death, murder, motor vehicle accident.] I have always heard about the stages of grief. I had to look them up to remember what they were: DenialAngerBargainingDepressionAcceptance When I looked these up, I found a more descriptive model with 7 stages and was drawn to elaborate on how I have… Continue reading I am so angry.
Today was supposed to be the 43rd running of the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon. It's 6:43am. If it weren't for COVID, I would be in downtown Detroit right now. Specifically I would be on Fort Street, huddled amongst tens of thousands of other runners waiting for the start of the race. The Detroit Marathon… Continue reading Marathon Megan
Today starts a new month. While I truly believe that every moment can be a new beginning, there’s something about flipping the calendar page. A fresh start. I try to set goals for myself each month. A lot of times they are health related - “girl, stay hydrated.” Or run all the miles. For the… Continue reading Grateful for Octobers