When my plans to run the Cedar Point races in June fell through, I asked my friend Paula about doing a girl's weekend in June that also included a race. She was all for it, so we started searching for "destination races". Finally we stumbled upon a relatively small race in Ludington called the Ludington … Continue reading Race Recap: Ludington Lakestride 10k 2018
It has been a while since I have made a "What I Ate Wednesday" post. Lately I've whined about how my diet isn't helping me and I need to eat better, blah blah blah. So last week I tried really hard to eat food made at home, eat more fruits and vegetables, and drink water … Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: A Week of Your RD on the Run’s Eats!
In May I completed my first ever run/walk streak - I participated in the "Still I Run" streak for Mental Health Awareness month, and I walked or ran at least 1 mile every day in the month of May. I came close to breaking my streak a few times but I was determined to accomplish … Continue reading May 2018 Training Recap
This race in Traverse City, MI is so popular that the half marathon sells out within hours. So back on December 1st, 2017, my friend Christine sent me a Snapchat showing her waiting for the countdown to register for the race. I hadn't planned on doing the race but I messaged her back with, "Girls … Continue reading Race Recap: Bayshore 1/2 Marathon 2018
In my first job as a dietitian I worked with clients who had eating disorders. One of the resources I used to help them change their relationship with food was Intuitive Eating. This concept is something that often talk about with my current clients (weight loss surgery patients) and also something that I talk about … Continue reading Finding My Inner Intuitive Eater
No, not the kind of streaking that gets you kicked out of baseball games. I'm doing a run/walk streak in May to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. The streak started on May 1st to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month. I have avoided streaks in the past because I don't really like … Continue reading Streaking for Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month I am dedicating my running to raising awareness about mental illness and suicide. I hope that talking about it and running for it helps to break the stigma surrounding it. The month started on the right foot with me committing to running or walking at least one … Continue reading Race Recap: MOM 5k 2018
April was quite the month for me! Between wrapping up my heaviest training for the Glass City Marathon and heading into taper time, recuperating from an injury and then racing my third marathon... there was a lot going on! I really felt like after coming to terms with the injury (tendinitis on the top of … Continue reading April 2018 Training Recap
My husband Ken has been bugging me to run the "I Ran the D" 5k since its inaugural year last year. He saw signs for it when we went downtown to see The Lion King and said "We gotta do that one!" Unfortunately by the time we got around to actually trying to sign up … Continue reading Race Recap: I Ran the D 5k 2018
Today's blog is a little bit of a change of pace from my usual running talk. If you've been following me for a long time, you might remember my former blog handle - "The Keeping It Real Dietitian". After realizing that my blogs tended to focus more on running than being a dietitian, I became … Continue reading The “RD” in “RD on the Run”
"A marathon is the purest act of faith. It is a long journey made of single steps, with ups, downs and plateaus. Throughout the journey you move forward to finish, to help and to encourage each other along the way. Today you are rooted in your own body, mind and spirit health. On this Earth … Continue reading Race Recap: Glass City Marathon 2018
When I first met Maggie, I had no idea that she was a runner. In fact, I'm not sure if SHE even knew that she was a runner. Or at least, she had no idea what she was capable of. We met in January 2012 when she hired me as a part time dietitian in … Continue reading My Inspiring Mentor
With officially less than 7 days until I run the Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio, I find myself reflecting on the similarities and differences between my training for each of my marathons. I am looking back on my training for this marathon feeling like it flew by and feeling like, did I do enough? … Continue reading One Week To Go…
Last week I was nothing but nerves because after running my 20 miler, the top of my foot was so painful I could hardly walk. I did all kinds of RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation. On Wednesday I went with my friend Christine to a free injury clinic at a local running store. The PT … Continue reading Two Weeks til Marathon #3!
"Redemption" and "redeem" have many definitions. For instance, many people think of being saved from sin, or something otherwise religious when they hear the word. Or they might think of getting something back - like redeeming a coupon. Many of the definitions center around faults, mistakes, guilt or rescue. I have chose REDEMPTION as my … Continue reading Redemption 2018