If you follow me on social media, you've probably seen my updates about this year's Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon. I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around everything - from the months of training, to race week and the expo, to the race itself and my amazing success, and to recovery… Continue reading 2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 1
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?
Race Recap: TriToFinish Sanford Triathlon 2018
In 2016, when I was considering doing a triathlon someday, I signed up to be a volunteer at the inaugural TriToFinish Sanford race. I ended up meeting my friend Christine, that I now refer to as my sis, as we were both volunteers on the bike course at the race. It was my first time… Continue reading Race Recap: TriToFinish Sanford Triathlon 2018
Race Recap: I Ran the D 5k 2018
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
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
Race Recap: Kensington Marathon 10k & Banking the Miles Update
Over the last couple of months, I have become good friends with a few people in the running group that I am a part of on Facebook. While we have hung out a few times and gotten together for trail running, we haven't been able to run a race together yet. This weekend we remedied… Continue reading Race Recap: Kensington Marathon 10k & Banking the Miles Update
Banking the Miles: April Update
I can't believe that we are already almost a week into April. Time flies when you're having fun! Or in my case, when you fill your life with awesome people and entertaining things to do. While I haven't really kept up on all of my goals for this year, I have been staying active. I… Continue reading Banking the Miles: April Update