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
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
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
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 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
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.
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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