covid-19, Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2020, Month of Movement, Running, Running Bucket List

A Stay at Home Update from RD on the Run

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

Goals for 2020, Keeping It Real

My Alcohol Free Journey

I have been alcohol free for 60 days. It all started with something called "Dry January". A friend of mine had gone one month alcohol free (or "AF" as she called it) earlier in 2019. She decided to start 2020 off sober and posted on her Facebook asking if anyone was interested in joining and… Continue reading My Alcohol Free Journey

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, Month of Movement, Running, Training Recap

May 2018 Training Recap

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

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: 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: 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

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: Winterlaufe 8k 2016

When I ran the Winterlaufe last year, I was super┬ánervous going into┬áit 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

Goals for 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: BARC Freeze Your Fanny 5k

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