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

Nutrition, What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition

Although we planned our trip to Ludington around running a race, no girls' trip would be complete without enjoying some delicious food at local eateries! Going to unique to the area restaurants is one of my favorite things about going out of town. I love experiencing what locations have to offer through their food. And… Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday: Ludington Girls Trip Edition

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

The Road to My First Marathon

If you had asked me 8 years ago when I ran my first 5k if I would ever run a marathon, I would have laughed and said no way. In fact, at that time, even the thought of running a half marathon seemed completely impossible. I wasn't even sure if I'd run anything more than… Continue reading The Road to My First Marathon

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: 2016 Bee Healthy for Life 10k

Every year in June, the hospital that I work for puts on a 5k/10k race. Last year was my first time running the race, and I ran the 5k with my boss... it was his first official 5k race, and I set my own PR that day!¬†When I signed up for the race this year,… Continue reading Race Recap: 2016 Bee Healthy for Life 10k

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