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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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A Stay at Home Update from RD on the Run

The last time I posted as about my alcohol free journey - I was 60 days alcohol free at that moment, as I write to you today I am 94 days alcohol free. A) I'm pretty freakin' proud of this accomplishment and B) I'm pretty freakin' bummed that I haven't written anything in a month.… Continue reading A Stay at Home Update from RD on the Run

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Race Recap: Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank International Half Marathon 2019

It has been a week since I ran the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank International Half Marathon, and it's about dang time that I write up my race recap. TL;DR - It was a whole lot of fun, with some crazy ups and downs thrown in, and I'm not just talking about the bridge and the… Continue reading Race Recap: Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank International Half Marathon 2019

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October 2018 Training Recap

When I wrote my last training recap, I had just accomplished my highest monthly mileage. September had been a month of ups and downs. I was only two weeks away from running my next marathon. I had no idea what was coming my way, but I knew I felt really good. And I thought maybe,… Continue reading October 2018 Training Recap

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2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 6

Alright guys, I promise - this is the last part of the story of my best marathon yet! After the split, things feel pretty desolate for a while on the course, but this year wasn't so bad. I had quite a few marathoners in my sights, and the girl that had commented "I wish they'd… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 6

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2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 5

I am hoping that by now you are feeling close to the same feeling felt by many as they stand in their corrals on race day. Waiting for their corral to be called and the announcer to hype them up to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles starting in 3... 2... 1... Except this year, when… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 5

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2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 4

Hey guys, welcome back! Thanks for sticking with me as I recap my 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon experience in a multi-part blog series. Today's blog is about the expo, night before the race, and morning of! After working at the information booth with my fellow race ambassadors, Christine and I took off to… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 4

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2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 3

I am so honored and humbled that I was chosen as one of the 16 race ambassadors for this year's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. A lot of people have asked me things like, "How did you become an ambassador? What all were you expected to do? Do you have a discount code? Do I… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 3

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2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 2

Hey readers! Welcome back - thanks for reading the first part of my 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap yesterday. Today I bring you part 2 - getting to all of the pre-race events! Friday night before race weekend was probably the most stressed that I was leading up to the race. My… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 2

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2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 1

If you follow me on social media, you've probably seen my updates about this year's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around everything - from the months of training, to race week and the expo, to the race itself and my amazing success, and to recovery… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 1

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September 2018 Training Recap

I have so many feelings about September 2018. It had some serious highs and some major lows. It started off on a high note with my best friend completing her first olympic triathlon and winning her age group, then a half marathon PR for me a week later, hit a low when a running friend… Continue reading September 2018 Training Recap

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Race Recap: Crim 2019

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

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My Goals for Detroit

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