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
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!
Non-runners probably won't understand how a particular race can hold so much meaning for someone. Especially a small little race like the Mid-Land Half, 10k and 5k. But this one is more than just a run for me, in so many ways. In fact, it holds so much emotion for me that I didn't even … Continue reading Race Recap: Mid-Land 10k
Since I have officially announced it on my other social media outlets, I might as well make it official on my blog, too... your Keeping It Real Dietitian has been training for her first marathon. Yep, you read that right. I'm training for a full 26.2! And not just training, I'm signed up for the … Continue reading Race Recap: The Crim 2016 / Banking the Miles Update
One of my closest friends is also a runner and a dietitian like I am. She recently moved to the west side of the state, going from 20 minutes away from me to 2 hours away. I have definitely missed my sushi and wine loving running buddy! So when she was down to run the … Continue reading Race Recap: 5/3rd River Bank Run 5k
I will admit, I have been in a funk the last couple of weeks. I have re-gained some of the weight that I worked so hard to lose, I haven't been running or working out so much, and my eating has been crappy. I had been doing great with my training plan (only one month … Continue reading Race Recap: BARC St. Pat’s Races
As I was scrolling through Facebook this afternoon, I saw a friend post that she was doing Couch-2-5k. This overwhelming excitement built up inside of me... and inspired me to write this post. You Know You're a Runner When... (or at least this is how I knew I was a runner) You get overly excited … Continue reading You Know You’re a Runner When…
As promised, I'm giving my running its own post for 2015! This was a big year for me. I ran further than I ever have before. I ran faster than I ever before. I ran races that I never thought I could. I ran after my goals and I crushed them. So first, lets talk … Continue reading 2015 Running Year in Review
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
After my awesome performance at the Cedar Point race, I set my sights on training for a 10 mile race - my goal is to run the Crim this year. I have been super diligent about my training plan, and it is definitely paying off. I have been doing run/walk intervals... I'm sure there's mixed … Continue reading Race Recap: St. Mary’s Bee Healthy for Life 5k
I remember being at Cedar Point one year, when I realized that walking around the park was almost a 3 mile journey, thinking "It would be so cool to run a 5k at Cedar Point!" The next year, the Chris Smith Memorial 5k was started... a 5k race through Cedar Point. Since then, I have … Continue reading Race Recap: Cedar Point Millennium Force 5k
This is my third year running this race, and every year it has been so very different. Not only the course but the conditions. Each year presents its own challenges, but this year... this year was definitely the most challenging. My lack of posts coincides with my lack of training. I have been seriously slacking. … Continue reading Race Recap: The Chip River Run 2015
I wanted to run in a race every month this year, but between schedule conflicts and budget constraints, I wasn't able to register for a race in March. I was determined, though, to run a race. Particularly to run a 10k. So I mapped out a route from my house, set my Endomondo to race … Continue reading Race Recap: A 10k On My Own
I can't believe that March is almost coming to an end, and this is the first time I am posting about my miles for the year! 2015 has been a busy year so far, and it is only going to get busier. But recently I have really put my mind to keeping active and fueling … Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!
I'm 27. Ever since I turned 26, I have been somewhat dreading the big "three-oh". I know that these days 30 is the new 21, but there is just something about that age. It seems so "grown up". Ohh, I know I'm only as old as I feel, but I think society says once you … Continue reading Thirty Things Before 30