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

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: I Ran the D 5k 2018

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

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 2018, Running

Redemption 2018

"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

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2017, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Detroit Free Press International Marathon 2017

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

Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Grand Rapids Marathon 2016

This is my first recap about a race that I didn't actually run. I was looking forward to this race almost as much as races I have run, to be honest, because it was a big day for a lot of my friends. Not to mention it was a fun get away with my friends… Continue reading Race Recap: Grand Rapids Marathon 2016

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: 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

Running

Transformation Tuesday

If you had asked me 8 years ago when I started running if I would ever run a half marathon, I probably would have laughed in your face. At that time, I could barely run a mile. I wasn't even sure about running the 5k that I had signed up for in the fall. That… Continue reading Transformation Tuesday

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

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: BARC St. Pat’s Races

I will admit, I have been in a funk the last couple of weeks. I have re-gained some of the weight that I worked so hard to lose, I haven't been running or working out so much, and my eating has been crappy. I had been doing great with my training plan (only one month… Continue reading Race Recap: BARC St. Pat’s Races