Goals for 2022, Keeping It Real, mental health, Nutrition, Running

A New Baseline

The last couple of years have been challenging, to say the least. I can't think of many people who can look back on 2020 to now and say, "Oh yeah, no hard times at all, definitely all good." Besides a global pandemic that completely uprooted most of our lives, many folks, me included, had other… Continue reading A New Baseline

146 recipes in 365 days, cooking, Goals for 2022, Nutrition, What I Ate Wednesday

146 Recipes in 365 Days

Last year I came up with an idea to cook through an entire cookbook over the course of the year. Unfortunately, I never came up with a plan to tackle this big goal, nor was I inspired at all to use any particular cookbook to make it happen. This year I shared that I wanted… Continue reading 146 Recipes in 365 Days

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?”

Goals for 2021, Monthly Challenge, Nutrition, Running

Hydration Challenge Update #2: Should I Drink Sports Drinks?

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?

Goals for 2021, Monthly Challenge, Nutrition

January’s Challenge: Hydration

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

Conversations on the Run, covid-19, Goals for 2020, Nutrition

Marathon Training 2020 – What do you wanna know?

ICYMI: I started a vlog on YouTube about my marathon training! For those who don't follow the marathon racing world, fall is a big time for races in the midwest. Some popular races, such as the Chicago Marathon, Detroit Marathon, New York City Marathon and Indy Monumental Marathon happen in October and November. Those big… Continue reading Marathon Training 2020 – What do you wanna know?

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2018, Nutrition, Race Recaps, Running

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

Nutrition, What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition

Although we planned our trip to Ludington around running a race, no girls' trip would be complete without enjoying some delicious food at local eateries! Going to unique to the area restaurants is one of my favorite things about going out of town. I love experiencing what locations have to offer through their food. And… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition

Nutrition, Stuff I Love, What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday: A Week of Your RD on the Run’s Eats!

It has been a while since I have made a "What I Ate Wednesday" post. Lately I've whined about how my diet isn't helping me and I need to eat better, blah blah blah. So last week I tried really hard to eat food made at home, eat more fruits and vegetables, and drink water… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: A Week of Your RD on the Run’s Eats!