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
With only a few days left in 2017, let's look back and see how I did on my goals. Improve My Health Exceed my run/walk mileage for 9/12 months from 2016, even if it is just by a tenth of a mile. My ultimate goal is to make 2017 a 730 mile year! CRUSHED IT! I … Continue reading Goals for 2017: Accomplished?
2017 was another great year for running. I am not sure if any year will top 2016 - running my first marathon and meeting some amazing running friends is very hard to beat! But this was still an awesome year. Check out my recap! They aren't listed in any particular order, just as they came … Continue reading Top Ten Running Moments of 2017
I love winter running. I love snow. And this year, the BARC Christmas 5k did not disappoint! As my hubby and I were driving to the race, the snowflakes were falling softly. I was glad that I brought my YakTrax with me, because I knew we were in for a slippery day. We arrived … Continue reading Race Recap: BARC Christmas 5k 2017
It's that time of year again - time to think ahead and plan for races in the new year! This year I plan to keep things mostly local, with a couple of potential exceptions.This will be my fourth year in a row of running a race every month! Let's keep the streak alive! January 1/6/18 … Continue reading Ready to Go 2018
We have reached the final month of 2017 so it is time to recap my November training. In summary: it kinda sucked. I started off strong and then completely fizzled out towards the end. I do not plan on letting that happen in December! I want to finish the year off strong. Here's my recap … Continue reading November 2017 Training Recap