Keeping It Real, mental health, substance abuse

My Sober Curious Journey

Have you heard phrases like "sober curious" or "gray area drinking"? Or maybe you've heard of or even participated in something like "Dry January" or "Sober September"? According to Forbes, demand for alcohol free beverage options is projected to increase by 31% by 2024. This comes after we saw an increase in alcohol consumption in… Continue reading My Sober Curious Journey

Running, Training Recap

August, September & October 2021 Training Recap

I haven't done one of these training recaps since AUGUST for June & July. I have not really felt inspired to write a whole lot. My training has gone very well, though. I'm definitely slower than I used to be, but that is definitely to be expected considering everything that has happened and how my… Continue reading August, September & October 2021 Training Recap

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2021, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: 2021 Detroit Free Press Marathon

Katelyn and I arrived in downtown Detroit around 5pm on Saturday and headed straight to the expo. We walked right up to the booth selling old marathon gear and I was pleased to get a 2017 marathon shirt that will actually fit me for only $5! We strolled past other vendors on our way back… Continue reading Race Recap: 2021 Detroit Free Press Marathon

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2021, marathon training, Running, Training Recap

Training for my 6th Marathon: A Recap

Here we are. I can't believe it - tomorrow I will be running my 6th marathon. 20+ weeks of training for this grand finale. I set a lot of goals for my social media in 2021, thinking that this year would have to be a lot better than 2020. In a lot of ways, it… Continue reading Training for my 6th Marathon: A Recap

Keeping It Real, Nutrition, Running

You Can Love Yourself & Change Yourself at the Same Time

Trigger warning: body image, weight gain, weight loss, depression, suicide, death, grief I find myself hesitant to write about certain topics. Topics that could be controversial, topics that may be triggering to readers, topics that I don't know a whole lot about. Okay, let's just say that I am hesitant to write about almost anything… Continue reading You Can Love Yourself & Change Yourself at the Same Time

Goals for 2021, marathon training, Nutrition, Running, Training Recap

June & July 2021 Training Recap

Where has the time gone!? I haven't updated my blog since the end of June and suddenly it is already August. My running mileage has been pretty consistent over the last few months. I have varied back and forth on what kind of cross training I am doing. Recent Garmin badge challenges have helped me… Continue reading June & July 2021 Training Recap

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2021, marathon training, sports nutrition

“What Do I Eat Before and After Running?”

I sat down to eat my pre-long run breakfast this morning and was inspired to write about this topic: "What do I eat before running?" After my run as I prepared my post-run nutrition, I thought, "I should write about what to eat after a run, too." As a dietitian who runs, I get asked… Continue reading “What Do I Eat Before and After Running?”