I looked back on my Goals for 2021 posts on this blog when I sat down to write this. The first entry I read, I talked about training for the Little Rock Marathon. It felt like I had been slapped in the face. It seems impossible that less than 365 days ago I was planning… Continue reading Goals for 2021 vs. Goals for 2022
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
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
I have had goals in mind for all of the marathons I have run. Typically, my minimal goal is to finish the race within the time limit and not get kicked off the course. After that, my goal has usually been to get a personal best time. For my last marathon, my goal was to… Continue reading Marathon #6: Goals
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
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?”
For the last few years, I have participated in the Still I Run May Run Streak for Mental Health Awareness. Each time I have done it, I have thought that there would be no way I could run or walk at least a mile every single day in May. And every year I have made… Continue reading May 2021 Training Recap
February was a difficult month for me. All of the struggles of 2020 seemed to come to a head and it effected every aspect of my life... including running. Towards the end of the month, however, I got back on track and I started March strong. I owe some of this to the wonderfully motivating… Continue reading March 2021 Training Recap
I was supposed to be running my 6th marathon today. As I start writing this, it is 7am - I’m sure I would be at the race, anticipating the 8am start. The current weather in Little Rock, Arkansas is 36°F, partly cloudy, with barely any wind. By start time it is supposed to already be… Continue reading February 2020 Training Recap
January was filled with ups and downs, successes and opportunities for improvement. My plans and goals changed throughout the month and I adapted to them. Honestly, the month started strong and fizzled out towards the end, and I’m okay with that. (That’s some self-care for my February challenge right there!) I ended the month with… Continue reading January 2020 Training Recap
My challenge to myself for February is to take care of my mind. A lot of the challenges I make for myself involve caring for my body through exercise or eating. This month I want to dedicate a little time each day to taking care of my mind and my spirit. I am challenging myself… Continue reading February’s Challenge: Mindfulness
January is half over already, can you believe it?! I've been tracking my fluid intakes this month and experimenting with hydration during my training. One of the things I have experimented with is using a sports drink on my longer workouts. Over the years I have varied back and forth with whether or not I… Continue reading Hydration Challenge Update #2: Should I Drink Sports Drinks?
I chose to focus on hydration as my first challenge in 2021. My goal is to drink 85oz fluids daily and try to get at least 20oz water as part of my fluids each day. I have been tracking what I drink in my planner and at the end of the day I add up… Continue reading Hydration Challenge Update #1: What’s My Sweat Rate?
As a bariatric dietitian, one of the topics that I cover constantly is adequate hydration. I emphasize to my patients how important staying hydrated is for their recovery after surgery and beyond, for overall health and well being. I teach them how hydration affects so many functions in the body. I also am completely transparent… Continue reading January’s Challenge: Hydration
In 2020 "challenges" were what kept me going. I was part of a challenge group on Facebook that focused on running, but also offered other monthly challenges to support running. For example, there were challenges to complete other forms of movement, to eat fruits and vegetables, to hydrate adequately, to sleep better, etc. Mixed in… Continue reading Bring on the challenges!