covid-19

Adjusting to the New Normal

Two months ago, COVID-19 was barely on my radar. Then, suddenly, it was all I heard about and seemed like all I talked about. I knew things would be changing, but I had no idea how much or in what ways. There were some things that I expected - like concerts and races being postponed… Continue reading Adjusting to the New Normal

Goals for 2020, Keeping It Real

My Alcohol Free Journey

I have been alcohol free for 60 days. It all started with something called "Dry January". A friend of mine had gone one month alcohol free (or "AF" as she called it) earlier in 2019. She decided to start 2020 off sober and posted on her Facebook asking if anyone was interested in joining and… Continue reading My Alcohol Free Journey

Running, Training Recap

July 2019 Training Recap

Here we are, halfway through August, and I am just getting around to writing my July training recap. I also am realizing that I have slacked on updating my blog lately. I haven't done race recaps for any of the races that I ran in July. I haven't shared my thoughts on anything in a… Continue reading July 2019 Training Recap

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 2019

My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019

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

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

2018 Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Race Recap Part 6

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