2018 is my 10th year of running. It was in January of 2018 that my friend Heather first suggested running as a way to get healthy and fit. It started as part of my workout routine and a way to lose weight. It was a way to pass time between classes. We made a goal … Continue reading Keeping It Real: From the past, to the present, to the future… running goals.
August and September are peak training months leading up to my marathon. I feel really good about my training this season. It was a tough month for hot and humid weather, but I discovered night time running that I can fit into my schedule without feeling exhausted, and really found my groove this month. Let's … Continue reading August 2018 Training Recap
I had zero confidence going into this race. Confident that I could finish it? Yes. But I had been talking about getting a PR at this race, and I had no confidence in that. I didn't sleep well and I woke up feeling tired and sore. I thought to myself, "Going into a half marathon … Continue reading Race Recap: Run for Your Heart 2018 Half Marathon
The Crim Festival of Races is one of my favorite running events of the year. From the expo to following the blue line to the bricks for the finish and everything in between (HILLS!) - it is a weekend that I look forward to every year. This year was no different. I was really looking … Continue reading Race Recap: Crim 2019
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!