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!
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
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
My friends and family are wondering who I am, and what did I do with the "real" Megan, because I have started getting up at 4:30 in the morning... for BOOT CAMP. I started a boot camp workout class on Wednesday, and even on my days off from I am getting up no later than … Continue reading Race Recap: Run For Your Heart 5k
I'm running the Crim in less than 2 weeks. To say that I am nervous would be an understatement. This will be the longest race I have ever run... by a whole lot. I haven't even run an official 10k in more than a year... and in less than 2 weeks I will be running … Continue reading Banking the Miles: July/August Update
Well guys, I have really been slacking. I have been slacking on my miles and I have been slacking on my posts! So much has happened in the last few months... a few of my friends and family have gotten engaged, pregnancies have been announced, my best friend moved to another state, and another friend … Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: May Update
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 can't believe that March is almost coming to an end, and this is the first time I am posting about my miles for the year! 2015 has been a busy year so far, and it is only going to get busier. But recently I have really put my mind to keeping active and fueling … Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!
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
It's January. We've all heard it... "new year, new you!" And we've all seen the increase in ads for gyms, weight loss products, etc. Heck, even my own work (I'm a registered dietitian for a bariatric surgery program) seems to have increased their advertising this month. With the onslaught of resolutions, my Facebook timeline has … Continue reading Keeping It Real: Every Body is Beautiful
It is a New Year again, and I have already seen an influx of "Resolutioners" coming to my gym. The aisles of my local grocery store are stocked with protein powders, weight loss shakes, and slimming supplements. I'm even guilty myself of focusing more on fitness in the early months of the year, and of … Continue reading Goals for 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