When my plans to run the Cedar Point races in June fell through, I asked my friend Paula about doing a girl's weekend in June that also included a race. She was all for it, so we started searching for "destination races". Finally we stumbled upon a relatively small race in Ludington called the Ludington … Continue reading Race Recap: Ludington Lakestride 10k 2018
In May I completed my first ever run/walk streak - I participated in the "Still I Run" streak for Mental Health Awareness month, and I walked or ran at least 1 mile every day in the month of May. I came close to breaking my streak a few times but I was determined to accomplish … Continue reading May 2018 Training Recap
I have been racing against myself for the past few years. It is really awesome to see my mileage and speed improve each year. So once again this year I will be "banking the miles" and trying to beat my mileage each month from the previous year. This January was the best January for miles … Continue reading Banking the Miles 2016: First Update
Hello friends. It sure has been a while. I have been really busy - in the beginning of October, I stood up in my best friend's wedding. And just like the last time I stood up in a friend's wedding, my training and eating went :::whoosh!::: right out the window! I hardly ran at all … Continue reading Race Recap: Race for Makueni and Mid-Land 10ks
I wanted to run in a race every month this year, but between schedule conflicts and budget constraints, I wasn't able to register for a race in March. I was determined, though, to run a race. Particularly to run a 10k. So I mapped out a route from my house, set my Endomondo to race … Continue reading Race Recap: A 10k On My Own
I can't believe that March is almost coming to an end, and this is the first time I am posting about my miles for the year! 2015 has been a busy year so far, and it is only going to get busier. But recently I have really put my mind to keeping active and fueling … Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!
"It'll be fun!" she said. "Just a few little hills!" she said. Those were the thoughts going through my head as I climbed the first "little hill" in the 2015 Winterlaufe race and saw rolling hills ahead of me. More than just a few. And not little! As you might recall, one of my goals … Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2015 8k
It is a New Year again, and I have already seen an influx of "Resolutioners" coming to my gym. The aisles of my local grocery store are stocked with protein powders, weight loss shakes, and slimming supplements. I'm even guilty myself of focusing more on fitness in the early months of the year, and of … Continue reading Goals for 2015
So here's my list of goals for 2014, minus the ones that I decided not to accomplish earlier this year. I finished 10/27 of last year's goals, not too shabby! I'm ready to start a new list of goals for 2015. Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else … Continue reading Keeping It Real: My Goals for 2014, Accomplished?
This post will be my go-to for the races I want to run this year. One of my goals is to run one race every month in 2015. My big goal of the year is to run a half marathon! I will probably aim to run the Mid-Land Half in November, but who knows... maybe … Continue reading Ready To Go in 2015!
It has been a while since your "keeping it real" dietitian shared her thoughts with the world. I posted in the beginning of November about how crazy life has been, and it really hasn't stopped. My husband and I have received so many blessings, and at the same time we've been through some really tough … Continue reading Banking the Miles: November & December Update
October and the beginning of November have been a roller coaster for me. I've had some huge ups and even bigger downs, I've experienced every emotion in the last couple of weeks in the most intense form. My diet and my exercise have suffered. I'm starting this week fresh, though. I have lots of reasons … Continue reading Banking the Miles: October Update
I wish I could say that I was starting this month feeling AWESOME about my half marathon training. Unfortunately right around our 2 year wedding anniversary I came down with a nasty bug that kept me from training. Not only did I get sick, but we also got a visit from the state at work … Continue reading Banking the Miles: September Update
It is officially September... my favorite month of the year! The end of summer, beginning of fall... new school year for students and teachers, the start of college football (Fire Up Chips!), Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, leaves start to change, the start of fall weddings (including my own two years ago!), and the temperatures … Continue reading Banking the Miles: August Update
Well, its been a while folks. And as usual, summer fun + hectic work weeks = no motivation to run. Needless to say... I did not meet my mileage goal for June, and probably won't for July either, but I have a feeling I will make up for the miles in the coming months. So … Continue reading Banking the Miles: July Update