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.
August and September are peak training months leading up to my marathon. I feel really good about my training this season. It was a tough month for hot and humid weather, but I discovered night time running that I can fit into my schedule without feeling exhausted, and really found my groove this month. Let's … Continue reading August 2018 Training Recap
I had zero confidence going into this race. Confident that I could finish it? Yes. But I had been talking about getting a PR at this race, and I had no confidence in that. I didn't sleep well and I woke up feeling tired and sore. I thought to myself, "Going into a half marathon … Continue reading Race Recap: Run for Your Heart 2018 Half Marathon
The Crim Festival of Races is one of my favorite running events of the year. From the expo to following the blue line to the bricks for the finish and everything in between (HILLS!) - it is a weekend that I look forward to every year. This year was no different. I was really looking … Continue reading Race Recap: Crim 2019
Last week my best friend Paula sent me a post from a girl in her triathlon group on Facebook. Melissa (Instagram: @trirunatlgirl) posted a picture of her riding her tri bike at around 200lbs and another of her riding at her current weight after losing 70+lbs. While the picture was certainly inspiring on its own, … Continue reading The Need for “Right Now”