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

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

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Goals for 2018, Running, Training Recap

September 2018 Training Recap

I have so many feelings about September 2018. It had some serious highs and some major lows. It started off on a high note with my best friend completing her first olympic triathlon and winning her age group, then a half marathon PR for me a week later, hit a low when a running friend… Continue reading September 2018 Training Recap

Running

Marathon Training: The good, the bad, the ugly.

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.

Keeping It Real

The Need for “Right Now”

Last week my best friend Paula sent me a post from a girl in her triathlon group on Facebook. Melissa (Instagram: @trirunatlgirl) posted a picture of her riding her tri bike at around 200lbs and another of her riding at her current weight after losing 70+lbs. While the picture was certainly inspiring on its own,… Continue reading The Need for “Right Now”

Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Running

My Goals for Detroit

I don't usually talk about the time goals I have for races. For some races I have no time goal in mind. Sometimes it's just that I'd like a PR, but most of the time I just want to have fun. With how often I am racing and with the many different distances I am… Continue reading My Goals for Detroit

Keeping It Real, Running

Keeping It Real: Dealing with Burnout

It has been a while since I have updated my blog. I haven't really been keeping up with my Facebook page, either. I realized this when a familiar feeling started to wash over me earlier this week. Although when I was going through it I wanted to share it all with the world in the… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Dealing with Burnout

Goals for 2018, Running, Training Recap

June 2018 Training Recap

June was another good month for training. My training plan for the Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon officially started this month and I have gotten more serious about my duathlon training. Check out the stats... Total Miles: 78.57 miles Here’s where I stand with my “Banking the Miles” challenge for 2018: January 2017: 73.83 miles /… Continue reading June 2018 Training Recap

Goals for 2018, Running

Two Weeks til Marathon #3!

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!

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 2017, Running

July 2017 Training Recap

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

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 2016, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: 2016 Bee Healthy for Life 10k

Every year in June, the hospital that I work for puts on a 5k/10k race. Last year was my first time running the race, and I ran the 5k with my boss... it was his first official 5k race, and I set my own PR that day! When I signed up for the race this year,… Continue reading Race Recap: 2016 Bee Healthy for Life 10k