Goals for 2015, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: The Chip River Run 2015

This is my third year running this race, and every year it has been so very different. Not only the course but the conditions. Each year presents its own challenges, but this year... this year was definitely the most challenging. My lack of posts coincides with my lack of training. I have been seriously slacking.… Continue reading Race Recap: The Chip River Run 2015

Goals for 2015, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: A 10k On My Own

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

What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate Wednesday # 8

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

Goals for 2015, Running

Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!

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!

Keeping It Real

Becoming Catholic: The Man Born Blind

When most people think of Lent, if they know anything about it, they think of "Oh, that's when you give up something for 40 days."  While this is partially true - part of Lent is abstinence and penance, which goes along with giving up something - the biggest part of Lent for me, especially this… Continue reading Becoming Catholic: The Man Born Blind

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love: Pure Protein Bars

As a bariatric dietitian, I am always trying out protein supplements - from bars, to powders, to pre-made drinks, I attempt to try anything and everything that my clients are using or that I suggest to them.  I have always had a hard time with protein bars.  Most of them make my stomach feel funny,… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Pure Protein Bars

Thirty Before 30

Thirty Things Before 30

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

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love: Dannon Light & Fit® Greek

As a registered dietitian working with clients that are trying to lose weight and getting ready for bariatric surgery, I am always looking for products for my patients that taste good and give them the best bang for their buck!  Greek yogurt is definitely one of those items - you can't go wrong when you… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Dannon Light & Fit® Greek

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: November & December Update

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

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: October 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

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: September 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

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: August Update

It is officially September... my favorite month of the year!  The end of summer, beginning of fall... new school year for students and teachers, the start of college football (Fire Up Chips!), Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, leaves start to change, the start of fall weddings (including my own two years ago!), and the temperatures… Continue reading Banking the Miles: August Update

Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: The Panda Bear Night Run

This year so far I have participated in 3 out of 4 of the Michigan Half Marathon Series races - The Chip River Run, The LittleFoot Run, and last night's Panda Bear Night Run.  (Click the links to see my other race recaps!)  Last night's 5k wasn't my best by any means, but it was… Continue reading Race Recap: The Panda Bear Night Run

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: July Update

Well, its been a while folks.  And as usual, summer fun + hectic work weeks = no motivation to run.  Needless to say... I did not meet my mileage goal for June, and probably won't for July either, but I have a feeling I will make up for the miles in the coming months. So… Continue reading Banking the Miles: July Update

Goals for 2014

My Goals for 2014: June Update

Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else (the new place has an indoor track and fitness classes that I hope will motivate me to be more active). DONE before the New Year even started! :) Buy a fitness class punch card for 10 classes each month and attend 10… Continue reading My Goals for 2014: June Update