Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Noland Trail 50K Relay

The TLDR version: on 11/5, I ran a 50K relay on the Noland Trail in Virginia with my friends. Our team name was Last Freakin’ Dead, but we didn’t finish Dead Freakin’ Last. We completed the race in 7 hours and 10 minutes. It was the prettiest race I’ve ever run, and the company was… Continue reading Race Recap: Noland Trail 50K Relay

Goals for 2022, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: 2022 Detroit Free Press Marathon Races

The short & sweet version of this race recap: I participated in "The Wonder" Challenge (1 mile and 5k on Saturday, international half marathon on Sunday) at the 2022 Detroit Free Press Marathon races this weekend with my friend Katelyn. My hubby came along for the journey and was an amazing race photographer and cheerleader,… Continue reading Race Recap: 2022 Detroit Free Press Marathon Races

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

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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