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
Alright guys, I promise - this is the last part of the story of my best marathon yet! After the split, things feel pretty desolate for a while on the course, but this year wasn't so bad. I had quite a few marathoners in my sights, and the girl that had commented "I wish they'd … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 6
I am hoping that by now you are feeling close to the same feeling felt by many as they stand in their corrals on race day. Waiting for their corral to be called and the announcer to hype them up to run 13.1 or 26.2 miles starting in 3... 2... 1... Except this year, when … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 5
Hey guys, welcome back! Thanks for sticking with me as I recap my 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon experience in a multi-part blog series. Today's blog is about the expo, night before the race, and morning of! After working at the information booth with my fellow race ambassadors, Christine and I took off to … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 4
I am so honored and humbled that I was chosen as one of the 16 race ambassadors for this year's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. A lot of people have asked me things like, "How did you become an ambassador? What all were you expected to do? Do you have a discount code? Do I … Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 3
I have followed different training plans for each one of my marathons. For the first three marathons that I have run I have done some sort of hybrid of multiple plans or I have adjusted the plans according to my progress. I suffered some sort of injury for my first three marathons. Knock on wood... … Continue reading Marathon Training: The good, the bad, the ugly.
I don't usually talk about the time goals I have for races. For some races I have no time goal in mind. Sometimes it's just that I'd like a PR, but most of the time I just want to have fun. With how often I am racing and with the many different distances I am … Continue reading My Goals for Detroit
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
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
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
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
So I'm going to try something new. I rarely talk about my training, just about the end result - races. It's time to talk about the hard work that pays off in the end. Here's my first monthly training recap! Total Running Miles: 70.38 (last year 52.08) Total Miles: 121 (includes swimming & biking) What was I … Continue reading July 2017 Training Recap
2016 was the best running year of my life so far. I met some amazing people, people who have quickly become my best friends. There were a lot of really awesome running moments in 2016, but I decided to just touch on a few that really stood out to me. Most made me laugh, some … Continue reading Top 10 Running Moments of 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