The last time I posted as about my alcohol free journey - I was 60 days alcohol free at that moment, as I write to you today I am 94 days alcohol free. A) I'm pretty freakin' proud of this accomplishment and B) I'm pretty freakin' bummed that I haven't written anything in a month.… Continue reading A Stay at Home Update from RD on the Run
I don't usually talk about the time goals I have for races. For some races I have no time goal in mind. Sometimes it's just that I'd like a PR, but most of the time I just want to have fun. With how often I am racing and with the many different distances I am… Continue reading My Goals for Detroit
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
My husband Ken has been bugging me to run the "I Ran the D" 5k since its inaugural year last year. He saw signs for it when we went downtown to see The Lion King and said "We gotta do that one!" Unfortunately by the time we got around to actually trying to sign up… Continue reading Race Recap: I Ran the D 5k 2018
Last week I was nothing but nerves because after running my 20 miler, the top of my foot was so painful I could hardly walk. I did all kinds of RICE: rest, ice, compression, elevation. On Wednesday I went with my friend Christine to a free injury clinic at a local running store. The PT… Continue reading Two Weeks til Marathon #3!
"Redemption" and "redeem" have many definitions. For instance, many people think of being saved from sin, or something otherwise religious when they hear the word. Or they might think of getting something back - like redeeming a coupon. Many of the definitions center around faults, mistakes, guilt or rescue. I have chose REDEMPTION as my… Continue reading Redemption 2018
On February 28th, I received an email that I was sure couldn't be true. I must have read that email about five times before I replied to it. I just couldn't believe it... but I replied, and then on March 1st got confirmation that it wasn't just a dream, it was real. I had to… Continue reading BIG Announcement!
I signed up for my second marathon on January 1st, 2017 to get the early bird rate. I can't believe that was just a little over 10 months ago, and I can't believe how much my life has changed since then. So many things have happened to me - good and bad. A lot of… Continue reading Race Recap: Detroit Free Press International Marathon 2017
2016 was the best running year of my life so far. I met some amazing people, people who have quickly become my best friends. There were a lot of really awesome running moments in 2016, but I decided to just touch on a few that really stood out to me. Most made me laugh, some… Continue reading Top 10 Running Moments of 2016
I woke up before my alarm on marathon morning. It was 3:53am and I decided I might as well get out of bed and start getting ready. I quietly grabbed the pile of clothes and gear I had set out the night before and got dressed. I brushed my teeth, put my hair in a… Continue reading Race Recap: Detroit International Marathon 2016
If you had asked me 8 years ago when I ran my first 5k if I would ever run a marathon, I would have laughed and said no way. In fact, at that time, even the thought of running a half marathon seemed completely impossible. I wasn't even sure if I'd run anything more than… Continue reading The Road to My First Marathon