TL;DR: I decided I’m going to start keeping a training diary here and sharing it weekly. This week I ran 16.09 miles - a 7 mile long run, and 3 miles on 3 different days. The weather was awesome, the running company was better. If you want all of the fun details, keep reading! While… Continue reading Weekly Training Diary: 4/9/2023-4/15/2023
I got a rock.
One of the goals I have for myself every year, it seems, is to write more. I feel like I start the year off strong with so many ideas of what I might want to write about. Sometimes I'll write multiple blogs at the same time and save them for later, other times I try… Continue reading I got a rock.
23 Goals for Self-Investment in 2023
My word for 2023 is "Self-Investment". Okay, fine, it's really two words that I'm pretending is just one work because there's a hyphen in it. Investing in myself is the priority for 2023. That doesn't mean being selfish or being lonely. It means nourishing the parts of my life that matter the most to me.… Continue reading 23 Goals for Self-Investment in 2023
Let Life Reveal Itself To You
That was the title of the meditation for January 5th. I didn’t read the meditation that day, of course, but reading it later one line really resonated with me: “Your next step, the answer to the question you’ve been mulling about - the direction for the next stage of your growth, what you need to… Continue reading Let Life Reveal Itself To You
My Word for 2023: Self-Investment
I spent the last few days of 2022 reflecting on the year and thinking about what I wanted out of 2023. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I found an article through a Google search about 23 Goals to Set in 2023: Goal Ideas for Self-Investment. That term - self-investment - really stuck… Continue reading My Word for 2023: Self-Investment
Small Changes Add Up
When you are offered a lot of choices all at once, do you feel overwhelmed? I do, and I think that's why I have and continue to struggle with creating a meal plan to follow. Even though I am a registered dietitian and spent years of my life learning about meal planning, it still feels… Continue reading Small Changes Add Up
My 2022 Running Year in Review
My whole running world changed in 2020. I ran my last in person race right before the start of the COVID-10 pandemic. I didn't run an in-person race again until Crim 2021. In between all of that, I did a lot of virtual races and my own personal challenges, and I also faced a lot… Continue reading My 2022 Running Year in Review
Does anybody really know what time it is?
It is that week between Christmas and New Year's Day, when time doesn't make any sense and you're not exactly sure what day it is. I simultaneously can't believe that 2022 is almost over while also feeling like this was one of the longest years of my life. I'm blaming this feeling on the pandemic.… Continue reading Does anybody really know what time it is?
Making & Breaking Healthful Habits
Many people think that because I am a registered dietitian, I must be a perfect eater. This could not be further from the truth. Being totally honest and transparent, my eating habits need a lot of work. I mentioned in a previous blog post that I want to set new baselines for my running in… Continue reading Making & Breaking Healthful Habits
Race Recap: Noland Trail 50K Relay
The TLDR version: on 11/5, I ran a 50K relay on the Noland Trail in Virginia with my friends. Our team name was Last Freakin’ Dead, but we didn’t finish Dead Freakin’ Last. We completed the race in 7 hours and 10 minutes. It was the prettiest race I’ve ever run, and the company was… Continue reading Race Recap: Noland Trail 50K Relay
Race Recap: 2022 Detroit Free Press Marathon Races
The short & sweet version of this race recap: I participated in "The Wonder" Challenge (1 mile and 5k on Saturday, international half marathon on Sunday) at the 2022 Detroit Free Press Marathon races this weekend with my friend Katelyn. My hubby came along for the journey and was an amazing race photographer and cheerleader,… Continue reading Race Recap: 2022 Detroit Free Press Marathon Races
A New Baseline
The last couple of years have been challenging, to say the least. I can't think of many people who can look back on 2020 to now and say, "Oh yeah, no hard times at all, definitely all good." Besides a global pandemic that completely uprooted most of our lives, many folks, me included, had other… Continue reading A New Baseline
Race Recap: Capital City River Run 2022 Half Marathon Relay
Well, hey there readers! It’s been a while since I posted one of these recaps. One reason is that I have not run quite as many races as I used to. Another has been lack of inspiration. Also, life gets busy and crazy and writing unfortunately takes a back seat. As I mentioned in my… Continue reading Race Recap: Capital City River Run 2022 Half Marathon Relay
Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End
I have not written a blog in over 3 months. The reason for that is a combination of different things. I've been very busy, which I'll get into more in the rest of this entry. I also have not felt super inspired. That could be related to how busy I have been, how tired I… Continue reading Every New Beginning Comes from Some Other Beginning’s End
National Best Friends Day
2020 was a really difficult year. There were floods and windstorms. My husband and dad both spent way too much time in the hospital. Oh yeah, and there was a global pandemic that completely flipped our lives upside down. I went from being a super social person that spent a lot of time with friends… Continue reading National Best Friends Day