May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month I am dedicating my running to raising awareness about mental illness and suicide. I hope that talking about it and running for it helps to break the stigma surrounding it. The month started on the right foot with me committing to running or walking at least one … Continue reading Race Recap: MOM 5k 2018
April was quite the month for me! Between wrapping up my heaviest training for the Glass City Marathon and heading into taper time, recuperating from an injury and then racing my third marathon... there was a lot going on! I really felt like after coming to terms with the injury (tendinitis on the top of … Continue reading April 2018 Training Recap
My husband Ken has been bugging me to run the "I Ran the D" 5k since its inaugural year last year. He saw signs for it when we went downtown to see The Lion King and said "We gotta do that one!" Unfortunately by the time we got around to actually trying to sign up … Continue reading Race Recap: I Ran the D 5k 2018
Today's blog is a little bit of a change of pace from my usual running talk. If you've been following me for a long time, you might remember my former blog handle - "The Keeping It Real Dietitian". After realizing that my blogs tended to focus more on running than being a dietitian, I became … Continue reading The “RD” in “RD on the Run”
"A marathon is the purest act of faith. It is a long journey made of single steps, with ups, downs and plateaus. Throughout the journey you move forward to finish, to help and to encourage each other along the way. Today you are rooted in your own body, mind and spirit health. On this Earth … Continue reading Race Recap: Glass City Marathon 2018
When I first met Maggie, I had no idea that she was a runner. In fact, I'm not sure if SHE even knew that she was a runner. Or at least, she had no idea what she was capable of. We met in January 2012 when she hired me as a part time dietitian in … Continue reading My Inspiring Mentor
With officially less than 7 days until I run the Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio, I find myself reflecting on the similarities and differences between my training for each of my marathons. I am looking back on my training for this marathon feeling like it flew by and feeling like, did I do enough? … Continue reading One Week To Go…
Last week I was nothing but nerves because after running my 20 miler, the top of my foot was so painful I could hardly walk. I did all kinds of RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation. On Wednesday I went with my friend Christine to a free injury clinic at a local running store. The PT … Continue reading Two Weeks til Marathon #3!
"Redemption" and "redeem" have many definitions. For instance, many people think of being saved from sin, or something otherwise religious when they hear the word. Or they might think of getting something back - like redeeming a coupon. Many of the definitions center around faults, mistakes, guilt or rescue. I have chose REDEMPTION as my … Continue reading Redemption 2018
The same day that the Race Ambassadors for the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon were announced, Runner's World published an article about Stellar St. Patrick's Day Runs - and one of my hometown favorites, the BARC St. Patrick's Day Races, was featured! This year I was chosen as a Brand Ambassador for the title sponsor … Continue reading Race Recap: BARC St. Patrick’s Day Races 2018
On February 28th, I received an email that I was sure couldn't be true. I must have read that email about five times before I replied to it. I just couldn't believe it... but I replied, and then on March 1st got confirmation that it wasn't just a dream, it was real. I had to … Continue reading BIG Announcement!
February was a month of redemption for your RD on the Run. I got back to running at least 3-4 days per week and even started to incorporate some cross training. I ran two races, neither were PRs but both were enjoyable in their own way. I finally managed a couple of double digit runs. … Continue reading February 2018 Training Recap
Training for a marathon is always hard work, but combine that training with tons of snow, icy cold temperatures, and the yucky cold and flu bugs of winter... well, it's just plain tough. For me, add on starting a new second job on Saturdays and you really throw a wrench in the plan! So you … Continue reading Race Recap: Mardi Gras 5k 2018
We are halfway through February and I still have not updated with my January training recap! Whew! A lot has been going on in my life, and unfortunately my training has taken a solid hit, that's for sure. But as for January, the month started off strong, as it usually does. I pretty much stuck … Continue reading January 2018 Training Recap
I have run a lot of races - 59 to be exact - and there are not many races that I have done more than once or twice. Winterlaufe is an exception to that. I have run Winterlaufe every year since 2015. It was my first ever 8k and holds a special place in my … Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 8k 2018