After thinking I had injured myself, I took almost a month off running in December. I went back to physical therapy to work on strengthening, and to find out that my injury was mostly in my head. (Hey, better safe than sorry!) By this time, I had skipped out on my planned December race -… Continue reading Race Recap: Goodbye One Six 5k
At the end of 2015, I wrote my first "Running Year in Review". When I wrote that blog, I made a wish that 2016 would be an even better year than 2015 for running - and boy, did that wish come true. This was the opening line of last year's blog, and it still rings… Continue reading 2016 Running Year in Review
2016 has come to a close. For a lot of people, this was not the best year ever. I had a lot of amazing personal experiences, but towards the end of the year things started to get a little stinky. Here's my recap of how well I did on my goals for 2016! Improve My… Continue reading Goals for 2016: Accomplished?
Wow, it's been a while since I updated my "Banking the Miles" for 2016! For those of you who don't know what this is all about... for the past couple of years I have been making it a goal to try to beat my mileage from the previous year each month. 2016 has been a… Continue reading Banking the Miles & Goals for 2016 – Fall Update!
Non-runners probably won't understand how a particular race can hold so much meaning for someone. Especially a small little race like the Mid-Land Half, 10k and 5k. But this one is more than just a run for me, in so many ways. In fact, it holds so much emotion for me that I didn't even… Continue reading Race Recap: Mid-Land 10k
I woke up before my alarm on marathon morning. It was 3:53am and I decided I might as well get out of bed and start getting ready. I quietly grabbed the pile of clothes and gear I had set out the night before and got dressed. I brushed my teeth, put my hair in a… Continue reading Race Recap: Detroit International Marathon 2016
If you had asked me 8 years ago when I ran my first 5k if I would ever run a marathon, I would have laughed and said no way. In fact, at that time, even the thought of running a half marathon seemed completely impossible. I wasn't even sure if I'd run anything more than… Continue reading The Road to My First Marathon
Today I went out for my last long run before my first marathon - 8 miles on a beautiful day all by myself. About halfway through my run, I had this thought: "I should blog about all of the things that go through my mind during a solo long run!" After all, 8 miles is… Continue reading Ramblings of a Long Run
Since I have officially announced it on my other social media outlets, I might as well make it official on my blog, too... your Keeping It Real Dietitian has been training for her first marathon. Yep, you read that right. I'm training for a full 26.2! And not just training, I'm signed up for the… Continue reading Race Recap: The Crim 2016 / Banking the Miles Update
Over the last couple of months, I have become good friends with a few people in the running group that I am a part of on Facebook. While we have hung out a few times and gotten together for trail running, we haven't been able to run a race together yet. This weekend we remedied… Continue reading Race Recap: Kensington Marathon 10k & Banking the Miles Update
It's hard to believe that 4th of July weekend is already upon us. My family is enjoying the holiday weekend up at my parents' house. And once again the association where my parents live put on a 5k fun run/walk! The race followed the same course as last year and wasn't officially timed. Last year… Continue reading Race Recap: Canadian Lakes 5k 2016
Every year in June, the hospital that I work for puts on a 5k/10k race. Last year was my first time running the race, and I ran the 5k with my boss... it was his first official 5k race, and I set my own PR that day! When I signed up for the race this year,… Continue reading Race Recap: 2016 Bee Healthy for Life 10k
Once again, leading up to one of my favorite races of the year, I was paranoid about the weather. The weather forecast for Saturday June 11th in Sandusky, OH was severe thunderstorms and 90 degrees. Not ideal for running a 5k in the roller coaster capital of the world... and definitely not idea for riding… Continue reading Race Recap: Millennium Force 5k 2016
Since the last time I updated about this, I have run a race every month as planned. I have run my first half marathon. I have (sorta) PR'd my 5k. My next race is two weeks away (the Cedar Point Run & Ride 5k, wooot!) and I'll be running a second race in June at… Continue reading Banking the Miles 2016: Spring into Summer Update
One of my closest friends is also a runner and a dietitian like I am. She recently moved to the west side of the state, going from 20 minutes away from me to 2 hours away. I have definitely missed my sushi and wine loving running buddy! So when she was down to run the… Continue reading Race Recap: 5/3rd River Bank Run 5k