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?

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

A New Decade – Part One

As 2019 is winding down, people have been posting about what they looked like at the beginning of the decade vs. now. Or what things they have accomplished that would have their 2010 selves completely shocked. I posted these comparisons myself, and had many of my friends commenting their own. It made me think -… Continue reading A New Decade – Part One

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

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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!

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

How often have you heard a health provider refer to someone as a "diabetic" or "obese"? You've probably heard that on television, in advertisements for medications, in articles that you have read. When we use those terms, it implies that you are no longer a person but rather you are defined by your disease. And… Continue reading Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone

Let's face it - as human beings, we make assumptions. We judge the book by its cover on a daily basis. Even though we have been taught since we were little that this is not the right thing to do, we still do it. I'm guilty of it! But recently I have been trying very… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian

I typically start my day at 7:30am, but on my later days I start at 9:30am. I'm fortunate enough to work only 4 days per week, which makes for long days, but they go by fast - especially since I used to routinely work 10-12 hour days in long term care. I will check any… Continue reading Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian

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Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday

Tomorrow is Mardi Gras, which is literally translated to "Fat Tuesday" in English.  And Fat Tuesday it will be, with many people indulging in treats such as paczki, a Polish fried doughnut filled with fruit preserves or other sweet fillings.  It is also the end of the Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans.  In general,… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Fat Tuesday

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Keeping It Real: Every Body is Beautiful

It's January.  We've all heard it... "new year, new you!"  And we've all seen the increase in ads for gyms, weight loss products, etc.  Heck, even my own work (I'm a registered dietitian for a bariatric surgery program) seems to have increased their advertising this month.  With the onslaught of resolutions, my Facebook timeline has… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Every Body is Beautiful

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Keeping It Real: Not Getting Matched

Yesterday was matching day for dietetics students applying for internships.  I just happened to notice this pop up on my news feed on Facebook.  It made me realize that I have never really talked about my experience applying for an internship.  In fact, I almost feel like I have hidden it... almost been ashamed of… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Not Getting Matched