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
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.
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?
July was a very busy and intense month for training! The beginning of the month was full of races, the middle of the month was a little stressful, and the end of the month has me feeling refreshed and refocused. Let's take a look at my stats. Total Miles: 78.57 miles Here’s where I stand with … Continue reading July 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
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
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
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
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
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
If you had asked me 8 years ago when I started running if I would ever run a half marathon, I probably would have laughed in your face. At that time, I could barely run a mile. I wasn't even sure about running the 5k that I had signed up for in the fall. That … Continue reading Transformation Tuesday
As I was scrolling through Facebook this afternoon, I saw a friend post that she was doing Couch-2-5k. This overwhelming excitement built up inside of me... and inspired me to write this post. You Know You're a Runner When... (or at least this is how I knew I was a runner) You get overly excited … Continue reading You Know You’re a Runner When…
Last year, this race kicked my butt. This year, I OWNED it. I had both better training and the weather on my side. It was 11 degrees cooler this year compared to last year. I have been running on average about 8-10 miles per week, in June 2013 I was only running 4-5. Oh yeah, … Continue reading Race Recap: The Little Foot Run 5k