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 2019, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Greater Midland Dow RunWalk 10k 2019

After accomplishing a couple of incredible PRs in the half marathon distance, I decided to "seek discomfort" (as my friend Katelyn puts it) and push to get a 10k PR. The 10k is my least favorite race distance. It is too short to take it easy, and a long distance to go all out. It… Continue reading Race Recap: Greater Midland Dow RunWalk 10k 2019

Goals for 2018, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Dashing Through the Snow & Fire 5k 2018

For the first time in a few years I won't be running our local Christmas 5k. And since I have been keeping my "run a race every month" streak going strong for almost four years now, I wasn't going to let December bring me down! December races are a little challenging to find... apparently not… Continue reading Race Recap: Dashing Through the Snow & Fire 5k 2018

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2018, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Crim 2019

The Crim Festival of Races is one of my favorite running events of the year. From the expo to following the blue line to the bricks for the finish and everything in between (HILLS!) - it is a weekend that I look forward to every year. This year was no different. I was really looking… Continue reading Race Recap: Crim 2019

Keeping It Real, Running

Well, that run sucked. So what?

Today's run is a fine example of why I write my training plans in pencil. I was supposed to run 14 miles today. I didn't. I was supposed to run 4 miles yesterday. I didn't. Have I felt bad about this? Yes. Have I felt like a failure? You betcha. But I'm choosing to re-write… Continue reading Well, that run sucked. So what?

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Running

My Goals for Detroit

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

Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Volkslaufe 2018

When I ran the Volkslaufe 5k last year, I thought it was hot. The race is infamous for being miserably warm every year, especially the 5k since it starts 2 hours after the other races do. This year lived up to the reputation with temperatures in the 80s at race start combined with high humidity.… Continue reading Race Recap: Volkslaufe 2018