Here we are, halfway through August, and I am just getting around to writing my July training recap. I also am realizing that I have slacked on updating my blog lately. I haven't done race recaps for any of the races that I ran in July. I haven't shared my thoughts on anything in a… Continue reading July 2019 Training Recap
2016 is off to a great start for running! Although I have not exactly stuck to my training plan, I have been running 3-4 days per week. I find myself going to the gym thinking there's no way I can run 3 miles... and then I not only do 3 miles, but I do negative… Continue reading Race Recap: BARC Freeze Your Fanny 5k
Happy Independence Day everyone! Today I participated in a "Fun Run" put on by the association where my parents live. My parents bought our "cottage" (it is more like a second home) when I was in middle school, and I've had many summer memories here. I lived here while I was going to school at… Continue reading Race Recap: Canadian Lakes 5k Fun Run
I remember being at Cedar Point one year, when I realized that walking around the park was almost a 3 mile journey, thinking "It would be so cool to run a 5k at Cedar Point!" The next year, the Chris Smith Memorial 5k was started... a 5k race through Cedar Point. Since then, I have… Continue reading Race Recap: Cedar Point Millennium Force 5k
This is my third year running this race, and every year it has been so very different. Not only the course but the conditions. Each year presents its own challenges, but this year... this year was definitely the most challenging. My lack of posts coincides with my lack of training. I have been seriously slacking.… Continue reading Race Recap: The Chip River Run 2015
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
We are more than a month into the New Year, and I have gotten a great start to my Goals for 2015. Although a bout of the stomach flu derailed some of my momentum at the beginning of January, I did follow through on my goal of running a race, even though I did not… Continue reading Race Recap: The Snowman’s 5k
Your "Keeping It Real" dietitian is changing things up a bit - instead of posting about a food product that I love, I'm going to post about a workout that I love! With New Years resolutions in full force, many people that I know have decided that they want to take up running or get… Continue reading Stuff I Love: The Couch-2-5k Training Plan
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