Lessons learned & silver linings. Sometimes it seems like March 11th was another lifetime ago. The reality is that it was a little over 100 days ago, which really isn't long in the grand scheme of things. It feels like a lifetime ago because so much is different now. What used to be normal feels… Continue reading Living in a Pandemic
When 2020 started, or as my sister would say "in the before times", my goal for this year was to see if I could run a marathon in 5 hours or less. It was a steep, but not unreasonable goal for me. My current best marathon was at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in November 2019… Continue reading Race Recap: Covid 25k
In 2018 and 2019, I participated in the Still I Run May Run Streak to break the stigma surrounding mental health. The world is a very different place in May 2020, and the need to raise awareness about mental health, the need for mental health care, and suicide prevention may be more important than ever.… Continue reading I’m going streaking… run streaking for mental health!
Two months ago, COVID-19 was barely on my radar. Then, suddenly, it was all I heard about and seemed like all I talked about. I knew things would be changing, but I had no idea how much or in what ways. There were some things that I expected - like concerts and races being postponed… Continue reading Adjusting to the New Normal
The last time I posted as about my alcohol free journey - I was 60 days alcohol free at that moment, as I write to you today I am 94 days alcohol free. A) I'm pretty freakin' proud of this accomplishment and B) I'm pretty freakin' bummed that I haven't written anything in a month.… Continue reading A Stay at Home Update from RD on the Run
I have been alcohol free for 60 days. It all started with something called "Dry January". A friend of mine had gone one month alcohol free (or "AF" as she called it) earlier in 2019. She decided to start 2020 off sober and posted on her Facebook asking if anyone was interested in joining and… Continue reading My Alcohol Free Journey
*You can always refer to an updated version of this blog on the http://www.rdontherun.com main page! I started the “Ready to Go” race streak back in 2014. At the end of each year, I would start planning races that I was going to do. This turned into trying to run a race every month. And… Continue reading Ready to Go 2020
For a few years now, I make a list of the races I plan on doing in the upcoming year. This was really helpful when I was on a streak of running at least one race per month. Sadly that streak came to an end in 2019 when I did not run my planned race… Continue reading My Running Year in Review
It is officially 2020. Y2K was 20 years ago, and the 90s started 30 years ago. People are reflecting on the last decade and I am one of those people. I've already looked back on how my career and my love life has evolved in the last 10 years. This next installment will be about… Continue reading A New Decade – Part Three
My life from 2010 to now has been quite the roller coaster. As I wrote in my last blog, I successfully completed college and started my career. It took me to places I never thought I would ever be. One of the constants throughout this decade, though, has been my relationship with my husband. We… Continue reading A New Decade – Part Two
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
I am usually one of those people who absolutely refuses to get into the Christmas spirit any sooner than December 1. This year, Mother Nature gifted us with snow the second week of November that sparked an early Christmas spirit fire in my heart. My husband and I bought a new Christmas tree before Thanksgiving… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
We are more than halfway through November, and here I am finally writing a recap of my October training. I’m going to do things a little differently this month. Rather than copy and paste my usual format, spewing out stats and numbers, I’m just gonna write what’s on my mind and on my heart. You’ve… Continue reading October 2019 Training Recap
“There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.” In the weeks and days leading up to the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, I had a lot of moments where I was not sure if I could run a marathon. Even the day of the… Continue reading Race Recap: Indianapolis Monumental Marathon 2019
It has been a week since I ran the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank International Half Marathon, and it's about dang time that I write up my race recap. TL;DR - It was a whole lot of fun, with some crazy ups and downs thrown in, and I'm not just talking about the bridge and the… Continue reading Race Recap: Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank International Half Marathon 2019