I started 2018 with a few running goals in mind. I wanted to run my third marathon and I wanted to run it in less than 6 hours. I wanted to run/walk 1000 miles total in the year, which was a pretty lofty goal considering I had done just 835 in 2017. I wanted to… Continue reading My 2018 Running Year in Review
I had a lot of goals at the beginning of November. I wanted to participate in the 30 Day November Challenge for as long as I could, hopefully into the double digits, but instead I made it to day 5. I was more focused on my T25 workouts at that point, and I was okay… Continue reading November 2018 Training Recap
After reaching a big goal today (1000 miles in a year, yeah!) and seeing my 2018 Year in Review Video on Facebook, I decided to look back on my goals post for this year. It took me a minute to find because last year I didn't post anything until halfway through January. Let's see how… Continue reading Goals for 2018… Accomplished??
For the first time in a few years I won't be running our local Christmas 5k. And since I have been keeping my "run a race every month" streak going strong for almost four years now, I wasn't going to let December bring me down! December races are a little challenging to find... apparently not… Continue reading Race Recap: Dashing Through the Snow & Fire 5k 2018
I stumbled upon this race back in August and signed up right away to get the special pricing - $35 got you a 5k with a cinnamon roll at the finish and a long sleeved quarter zip! Plus I needed a November race to continue my "run a race every month" streak. Win win win!… Continue reading Race Recap: Hungry Turkey 5k at the Detroit Zoo 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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