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Marathon Megan

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

Goals for 2020, Keeping It Real, Running

Grateful for Octobers

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

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Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.

I deleted my Facebook and Snapchat apps from my phone at the beginning of this month. I don’t miss them at all... well, okay, I kinda miss the silly filters on Snapchat. I definitely don’t miss the feeling of being constantly connected. I haven’t written a blog since the beginning of this month. I have… Continue reading Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.

covid-19, Goals for 2020, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Martian Invasion of Races Virtual Half Marathon 2020

People ask me all the time about my best race experiences. I have too many great races to talk about that I usually have to lump them in different categories. I don't often get asked about my least favorite races, or my worst races. Now I can confidently say that the virtual half marathon I… Continue reading Race Recap: Martian Invasion of Races Virtual Half Marathon 2020

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Marathon Training 2020 – Another one bites the dust…

I don't think that anyone is surprised anymore when a running event gets canceled. I know I'm not surprised - I'm expecting it at this point - but it doesn't take away from the fact that every time it happens, there's still some let down. It is still disappointing. It is a reminder of the… Continue reading Marathon Training 2020 – Another one bites the dust…

Conversations on the Run, covid-19, Goals for 2020, Nutrition

Marathon Training 2020 – What do you wanna know?

ICYMI: I started a vlog on YouTube about my marathon training! For those who don't follow the marathon racing world, fall is a big time for races in the midwest. Some popular races, such as the Chicago Marathon, Detroit Marathon, New York City Marathon and Indy Monumental Marathon happen in October and November. Those big… Continue reading Marathon Training 2020 – What do you wanna know?

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Marathon Training 2020 – Finding Inspiration

If you've been keeping up with my posts, you know that I have been making "lemonade out of lemons" (foreshadowing... stay tuned) with this COVID, stay at home, quarantine situation we have going on. I have taken the time to figure out what type of training, what type of running works best for me without… Continue reading Marathon Training 2020 – Finding Inspiration

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What are you training for?

Depending on how you ask that question, what word you emphasize, it can elicit different meanings. What are YOU training for? Emphasizing the "you", maybe the question is being directed at a specific person versus a group, or distinguishing from one person to another. Or, if asked with a snarky, sarcastic tone, it could be… Continue reading What are you training for?

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I’m going streaking… run streaking for mental health!

In 2018 and 2019, I participated in the Still I Run May Run Streak to break the stigma surrounding mental health. The world is a very different place in May 2020, and the need to raise awareness about mental health, the need for mental health care, and suicide prevention may be more important than ever.… Continue reading I’m going streaking… run streaking for mental health!

covid-19

Adjusting to the New Normal

Two months ago, COVID-19 was barely on my radar. Then, suddenly, it was all I heard about and seemed like all I talked about. I knew things would be changing, but I had no idea how much or in what ways. There were some things that I expected - like concerts and races being postponed… Continue reading Adjusting to the New Normal