covid-19

Adjusting to the New Normal

Two months ago, COVID-19 was barely on my radar. Then, suddenly, it was all I heard about and seemed like all I talked about. I knew things would be changing, but I had no idea how much or in what ways. There were some things that I expected - like concerts and races being postponed… Continue reading Adjusting to the New Normal

Goals for 2019

My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019

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

Goals for 2018, Running

Two Weeks til Marathon #3!

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!

Goals for 2017, Running

July 2017 Training Recap

So I'm going to try something new. I rarely talk about my training, just about the end result - races. It's time to talk about the hard work that pays off in the end. Here's my first monthly training recap! Total Running Miles: 70.38 (last year 52.08) Total Miles: 121 (includes swimming & biking) What was I… Continue reading July 2017 Training Recap

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Mid-Land 10k

Non-runners probably won't understand how a particular race can hold so much meaning for someone. Especially a small little race like the Mid-Land Half, 10k and 5k. But this one is more than just a run for me, in so many ways. In fact, it holds so much emotion for me that I didn't even… Continue reading Race Recap: Mid-Land 10k

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Detroit International Marathon 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

Goals for 2016, Running

Ramblings of a Long Run

Today I went out for my last long run before my first marathon - 8 miles on a beautiful day all by myself. About halfway through my run, I had this thought: "I should blog about all of the things that go through my mind during a solo long run!" After all, 8 miles is… Continue reading Ramblings of a Long Run

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: The Crim 2016 / Banking the Miles Update

Since I have officially announced it on my other social media outlets, I might as well make it official on my blog, too... your Keeping It Real Dietitian has been training for her first marathon. Yep, you read that right. I'm training for a full 26.2! And not just training, I'm signed up for the… Continue reading Race Recap: The Crim 2016 / Banking the Miles Update

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Canadian Lakes 5k 2016

It's hard to believe that 4th of July weekend is already upon us. My family is enjoying the holiday weekend up at my parents' house. And once again the association where my parents live put on a 5k fun run/walk! The race followed the same course as last year and wasn't officially timed. Last year… Continue reading Race Recap: Canadian Lakes 5k 2016

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Millennium Force 5k 2016

Once again, leading up to one of my favorite races of the year, I was paranoid about the weather. The weather forecast for Saturday June 11th in Sandusky, OH was severe thunderstorms and 90 degrees. Not ideal for running a 5k in the roller coaster capital of the world... and definitely not idea for riding… Continue reading Race Recap: Millennium Force 5k 2016

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: 5/3rd River Bank Run 5k

One of my closest friends is also a runner and a dietitian like I am. She recently moved to the west side of the state, going from 20 minutes away from me to 2 hours away. I have definitely missed my sushi and wine loving running buddy! So when she was down to run the… Continue reading Race Recap: 5/3rd River Bank Run 5k

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Go the Extra Miles for Covenant Kids Half Marathon

Today I ran my first half marathon. This race has been a few years in the making. I was signed up for a half marathon in November 2014, but due to personal reasons I wasn't able to run. I signed up for the same half a year later, but ended up with a nasty cough… Continue reading Race Recap: Go the Extra Miles for Covenant Kids Half Marathon

Keeping It Real, Nutrition

Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

How often have you heard a health provider refer to someone as a "diabetic" or "obese"? You've probably heard that on television, in advertisements for medications, in articles that you have read. When we use those terms, it implies that you are no longer a person but rather you are defined by your disease. And… Continue reading Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Winterlaufe 8k 2016

When I ran the Winterlaufe last year, I was super nervous going into it because I did not know what to expect, it was my first 8k race, and I had not been training faithfully leading up to the race. I had already done a 10k, so I don't know why I was so unsure of myself.… Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 8k 2016

Recipes, Tried It Tuesday

Tried It Tuesday: Overnight Oatmeal

I will be honest. The first time that I tried overnight oats, I was not impressed. I really wanted to like them because I knew that I could make a batch and have breakfast for a few days, which is huge for someone who likes to sleep in like I do! I don't remember what… Continue reading Tried It Tuesday: Overnight Oatmeal