I started 2018 with a few running goals in mind. I wanted to run my third marathon and I wanted to run it in less than 6 hours. I wanted to run/walk 1000 miles total in the year, which was a pretty lofty goal considering I had done just 835 in 2017. I wanted to … Continue reading My 2018 Running Year in Review
Every year I set goals for myself... and although I find that putting it in writing makes a goal real, sometimes I'm too hard on myself when I don't hit them. So instead I'm going to write down ideas... some may really be goals, maybe they're just wishes and dreams... for what may come in … Continue reading My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019
In 2018, I completed my 4th year of running a race every month. My total races reached 76. In 2019, although I do want to keep my tradition going, I will be trying to keep my racing to a minimum, as I will be doing some bigger "vacation races" and have more specific goals that … Continue reading Ready to Go 2019
I had a lot of goals at the beginning of November. I wanted to participate in the 30 Day November Challenge for as long as I could, hopefully into the double digits, but instead I made it to day 5. I was more focused on my T25 workouts at that point, and I was okay … Continue reading November 2018 Training Recap
After reaching a big goal today (1000 miles in a year, yeah!) and seeing my 2018 Year in Review Video on Facebook, I decided to look back on my goals post for this year. It took me a minute to find because last year I didn't post anything until halfway through January. Let's see how … Continue reading Goals for 2018… Accomplished??
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