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

Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Capital City River Run 2022 Half Marathon Relay

Well, hey there readers! It’s been a while since I posted one of these recaps. One reason is that I have not run quite as many races as I used to. Another has been lack of inspiration. Also, life gets busy and crazy and writing unfortunately takes a back seat. As I mentioned in my… Continue reading Race Recap: Capital City River Run 2022 Half Marathon Relay

Goals for 2022, Keeping It Real, mental health, Race Recaps, Running, substance abuse

Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2022

100 races. Back in 2008, when I ran my first three 5k races, the idea of running 100 races was not even on my radar. In fact, I took a break from running after those first three races, a break that lasted from 2008 until 2012. Even then, I had no goals of running streaks… Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2022

Running, Training Recap

August, September & October 2021 Training Recap

I haven't done one of these training recaps since AUGUST for June & July. I have not really felt inspired to write a whole lot. My training has gone very well, though. I'm definitely slower than I used to be, but that is definitely to be expected considering everything that has happened and how my… Continue reading August, September & October 2021 Training Recap

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2021, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: 2021 Detroit Free Press Marathon

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

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2021, marathon training, Running, Training Recap

Training for my 6th Marathon: A Recap

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

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?”