Last week my best friend Paula sent me a post from a girl in her triathlon group on Facebook. Melissa (Instagram: @trirunatlgirl) posted a picture of her riding her tri bike at around 200lbs and another of her riding at her current weight after losing 70+lbs. While the picture was certainly inspiring on its own, … Continue reading The Need for “Right Now”
Today's run is a fine example of why I write my training plans in pencil. I was supposed to run 14 miles today. I didn't. I was supposed to run 4 miles yesterday. I didn't. Have I felt bad about this? Yes. Have I felt like a failure? You betcha. But I'm choosing to re-write … Continue reading Well, that run sucked. So what?
I don't usually talk about the time goals I have for races. For some races I have no time goal in mind. Sometimes it's just that I'd like a PR, but most of the time I just want to have fun. With how often I am racing and with the many different distances I am … Continue reading My Goals for Detroit
July was a very busy and intense month for training! The beginning of the month was full of races, the middle of the month was a little stressful, and the end of the month has me feeling refreshed and refocused. Let's take a look at my stats. Total Miles: 78.57 miles Here’s where I stand with … Continue reading July 2018 Training Recap
It has been a while since I have updated my blog. I haven't really been keeping up with my Facebook page, either. I realized this when a familiar feeling started to wash over me earlier this week. Although when I was going through it I wanted to share it all with the world in the … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Dealing with Burnout
When I ran the Volkslaufe 5k last year, I thought it was hot. The race is infamous for being miserably warm every year, especially the 5k since it starts 2 hours after the other races do. This year lived up to the reputation with temperatures in the 80s at race start combined with high humidity. … Continue reading Race Recap: Volkslaufe 2018
June was another good month for training. My training plan for the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon officially started this month and I have gotten more serious about my duathlon training. Check out the stats... Total Miles: 78.57 miles Here’s where I stand with my “Banking the Miles” challenge for 2018: January 2017: 73.83 miles / … Continue reading June 2018 Training Recap
In 2016, when I was considering doing a triathlon someday, I signed up to be a volunteer at the inaugural TriToFinish Sanford race. I ended up meeting my friend Christine, that I now refer to as my sis, as we were both volunteers on the bike course at the race. It was my first time … Continue reading Race Recap: TriToFinish Sanford Triathlon 2018
Although we planned our trip to Ludington around running a race, no girls' trip would be complete without enjoying some delicious food at local eateries! Going to unique to the area restaurants is one of my favorite things about going out of town. I love experiencing what locations have to offer through their food. And … Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition
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