For the first time in a few years I won't be running our local Christmas 5k. And since I have been keeping my "run a race every month" streak going strong for almost four years now, I wasn't going to let December bring me down! December races are a little challenging to find... apparently not … Continue reading Race Recap: Dashing Through the Snow & Fire 5k 2018
I stumbled upon this race back in August and signed up right away to get the special pricing - $35 got you a 5k with a cinnamon roll at the finish and a long sleeved quarter zip! Plus I needed a November race to continue my "run a race every month" streak. Win win win! … Continue reading Race Recap: Hungry Turkey 5k at the Detroit Zoo 2018
This year, I am thankful for my health and the health of those around me. A year ago we were shaving my mom's head as her hair was falling out from chemo. This year we celebrate her getting her getting her port removed a few days ago and being cancer free! 6 years ago I … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
When I wrote my last training recap, I had just accomplished my highest monthly mileage. September had been a month of ups and downs. I was only two weeks away from running my next marathon. I had no idea what was coming my way, but I knew I felt really good. And I thought maybe, … Continue reading October 2018 Training Recap
Alright guys, I promise - this is the last part of the story of my best marathon yet! After the split, things feel pretty desolate for a while on the course, but this year wasn't so bad. I had quite a few marathoners in my sights, and the girl that had commented "I wish they'd … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 6
I am hoping that by now you are feeling close to the same feeling felt by many as they stand in their corrals on race day. Waiting for their corral to be called and the announcer to hype them up to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles starting in 3... 2... 1... Except this year, when … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 5
Hey guys, welcome back! Thanks for sticking with me as I recap my 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon experience in a multi-part blog series. Today's blog is about the expo, night before the race, and morning of! After working at the information booth with my fellow race ambassadors, Christine and I took off to … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 4
I am so honored and humbled that I was chosen as one of the 16 race ambassadors for this year's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. A lot of people have asked me things like, "How did you become an ambassador? What all were you expected to do? Do you have a discount code? Do I … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 3
Hey readers! Welcome back - thanks for reading the first part of my 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap yesterday. Today I bring you part 2 - getting to all of the pre-race events! Friday night before race weekend was probably the most stressed that I was leading up to the race. My … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 2
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
I have so many feelings about September 2018. It had some serious highs and some major lows. It started off on a high note with my best friend completing her first olympic triathlon and winning her age group, then a half marathon PR for me a week later, hit a low when a running friend … Continue reading September 2018 Training Recap
One of my worst habits prior to races is checking the weather forecast incessantly for days... even weeks... before the race. I do this even though I live in Michigan and I know that the weather is likely to change about 800 times from the first time I look until race day. The forecast for … Continue reading Race Recap: Bruckelaufe 5k 2018
I have followed different training plans for each one of my marathons. For the first three marathons that I have run I have done some sort of hybrid of multiple plans or I have adjusted the plans according to my progress. I suffered some sort of injury for my first three marathons. Knock on wood... … Continue reading Marathon Training: The good, the bad, the ugly.
This weekend I did two things I had never done before: ran as part of a relay team and ran a race in a tutu. The Capital City River Run was not really on my radar this year, since I had already planned to run a half marathon at Run For Your Heart and I … Continue reading Race Recap: Capital City River Run Half Marathon Relay 2018
2018 is my 10th year of running. It was in January of 2018 that my friend Heather first suggested running as a way to get healthy and fit. It started as part of my workout routine and a way to lose weight. It was a way to pass time between classes. We made a goal … Continue reading Keeping It Real: From the past, to the present, to the future… running goals.