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
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
Wow, it's been a while since I updated my "Banking the Miles" for 2016! For those of you who don't know what this is all about... for the past couple of years I have been making it a goal to try to beat my mileage from the previous year each month. 2016 has been a… Continue reading Banking the Miles & Goals for 2016 – Fall Update!
It is that time of year again! The New Year, and with it comes the resolutions. Something that I teach my patients about as a dietitian is setting SMART goals. So what is a SMART goal? Here's what I learned from an aritcle put out by MSU Extension: SPECIFIC. A SMART goal focuses on answering… Continue reading Goals for 2016
I wanted to run in a race every month this year, but between schedule conflicts and budget constraints, I wasn't able to register for a race in March. I was determined, though, to run a race. Particularly to run a 10k. So I mapped out a route from my house, set my Endomondo to race… Continue reading Race Recap: A 10k On My Own
Wednesdays for some reason always seem to be my hectic days. With my new job I work 10 hour days, and on Wednesdays I usually work a late day - so I work from 9:30am-8pm. Long days, and slightly awkward as far as eating throughout the day. Also, with my new job, I have started… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday # 8
I'm 27. Ever since I turned 26, I have been somewhat dreading the big "three-oh". I know that these days 30 is the new 21, but there is just something about that age. It seems so "grown up". Ohh, I know I'm only as old as I feel, but I think society says once you… Continue reading Thirty Things Before 30
"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
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