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 2018, Running

Redemption 2018

"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

Goals for 2016, Running

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

Goals for 2015, Running

Banking the Miles: July/August Update

I'm running the Crim in less than 2 weeks. To say that I am nervous would be an understatement. This will be the longest race I have ever run... by a whole lot. I haven't even run an official 10k in more than a year... and in less than 2 weeks I will be running… Continue reading Banking the Miles: July/August Update

Goals for 2015, Running

Banking the Miles 2015: June Update

As I finished a hot and sweaty but awesome training run tonight, I realized that tomorrow starts July! Wow. So I logged into my Endomondo to check my miles and got a very nice surprise... I finally reached my goal of 50 miles in a month!!! June 2015 has been an absolutely amazing month. I… Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: June Update

Goals for 2015, Ready to Go, Running

Ready To Go in 2015!

This post will be my go-to for the races I want to run this year.  One of my goals is to run one race every month in 2015.  My big goal of the year is to run a half marathon!  I will probably aim to run the Mid-Land Half in November, but who knows... maybe… Continue reading Ready To Go in 2015!

Goals for 2013, Running

My 5k Races

So remember how I wanted to get into the swing of things and run again?  Yeah, I'm really slacking.  I was doing great at first, but lately I've just been lacking motivation.  When I get home from work I'd rather just be a slug most days than go out to the gym or run around… Continue reading My 5k Races


My Challenge: 6 Weeks to a 5k

I'm not new to running.  I've been a "runner-in-progress" for over 4 years now.  My running started in January 0f 2008 when a friend of mine, Heather, decided to get healthy and lose weight.  We started working out together, which included running.  I remember a huge sense of accomplishment with her when I ran my… Continue reading My Challenge: 6 Weeks to a 5k