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!
If you've been following me for a while, you remember that my blog used to be titled "Keeping It Real Dietitian" because I like to keep it real. I re-branded the blog to "RD on the Run" because it had become more running focused than nutrition focused, but I still like to "keep it real" … Continue reading March 2018 Training Recap
"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
The same day that the Race Ambassadors for the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon were announced, Runner's World published an article about Stellar St. Patrick's Day Runs - and one of my hometown favorites, the BARC St. Patrick's Day Races, was featured! This year I was chosen as a Brand Ambassador for the title sponsor … Continue reading Race Recap: BARC St. Patrick’s Day Races 2018
On February 28th, I received an email that I was sure couldn't be true. I must have read that email about five times before I replied to it. I just couldn't believe it... but I replied, and then on March 1st got confirmation that it wasn't just a dream, it was real. I had to … Continue reading BIG Announcement!
February was a month of redemption for your RD on the Run. I got back to running at least 3-4 days per week and even started to incorporate some cross training. I ran two races, neither were PRs but both were enjoyable in their own way. I finally managed a couple of double digit runs. … Continue reading February 2018 Training Recap
Training for a marathon is always hard work, but combine that training with tons of snow, icy cold temperatures, and the yucky cold and flu bugs of winter... well, it's just plain tough. For me, add on starting a new second job on Saturdays and you really throw a wrench in the plan! So you … Continue reading Race Recap: Mardi Gras 5k 2018
We are halfway through February and I still have not updated with my January training recap! Whew! A lot has been going on in my life, and unfortunately my training has taken a solid hit, that's for sure. But as for January, the month started off strong, as it usually does. I pretty much stuck … Continue reading January 2018 Training Recap
I have run a lot of races - 59 to be exact - and there are not many races that I have done more than once or twice. Winterlaufe is an exception to that. I have run Winterlaufe every year since 2015. It was my first ever 8k and holds a special place in my … Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 8k 2018
Yesterday was the second race in the BARC Winter Race Series! Just like last year, no fannies were frozen. Unlike last year, we didn't have any guest appearance by the DNF possum. It was another great race with great people, followed by celebrating at a local eatery! My hubby was planning to run this with … Continue reading Race Recap: Freeze Your Fanny 5k 2018
I have debated about whether or not I wanted to post an official "Goals for 2018" list. It seems like in years past although I have posted goals I haven't really kept up with them throughout the year. Then when December comes and I look back, sometimes I'm surprised by what I've accomplished, and sometimes … Continue reading Goals for 2018
It's been a while since I have gotten real and shared about anything other than running on here. I have been wanting to write this post for a while - but haven't known exactly what I wanted to say or share. If you've followed by blog for a bit or if you know me IRL, … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Regain is Real
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that everyone had a great time celebrating the end of 2017 and welcoming 2018. I know a lot of people who finished of 2017 with huge running accomplishments: anywhere from running odd distances to end up with an even number of miles for the year, running 20.17 miles, racing, … Continue reading December 2017 Training Recap