Thirty Before 30

Thirty Things Before 30

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

Goals for 2015, Month of Movement, Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2015 8k

"It'll be fun!" she said.  "Just a few little hills!" she said.  Those were the thoughts going through my head as I climbed the first "little hill" in the 2015 Winterlaufe race and saw rolling hills ahead of me.  More than just a few.  And not little! As you might recall, one of my goals… Continue reading Race Recap: Winterlaufe 2015 8k

Goals for 2015, Month of Movement, Race Recaps

Race Recap: The Snowman’s 5k

We are more than a month into the New Year, and I have gotten a great start to my Goals for 2015.  Although a bout of the stomach flu derailed some of my momentum at the beginning of January, I did follow through on my goal of running a race, even though I did not… Continue reading Race Recap: The Snowman’s 5k

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love: The Couch-2-5k Training Plan

Your "Keeping It Real" dietitian is changing things up a bit - instead of posting about a food product that I love, I'm going to post about a workout that I love! With New Years resolutions in full force, many people that I know have decided that they want to take up running or get… Continue reading Stuff I Love: The Couch-2-5k Training Plan

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 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: November & December Update

It has been a while since your "keeping it real" dietitian shared her thoughts with the world.  I posted in the beginning of November about how crazy life has been, and it really hasn't stopped.  My husband and I have received so many blessings, and at the same time we've been through some really tough… Continue reading Banking the Miles: November & December Update

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: October Update

October and the beginning of November have been a roller coaster for me.  I've had some huge ups and even bigger downs, I've experienced every emotion in the last couple of weeks in the most intense form.  My diet and my exercise have suffered. I'm starting this week fresh, though.  I have lots of reasons… Continue reading Banking the Miles: October Update

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: September Update

I wish I could say that I was starting this month feeling AWESOME about my half marathon training.  Unfortunately right around our 2 year wedding anniversary I came down with a nasty bug that kept me from training.  Not only did I get sick, but we also got a visit from the state at work… Continue reading Banking the Miles: September Update

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: August Update

It is officially September... my favorite month of the year!  The end of summer, beginning of fall... new school year for students and teachers, the start of college football (Fire Up Chips!), Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, leaves start to change, the start of fall weddings (including my own two years ago!), and the temperatures… Continue reading Banking the Miles: August Update

Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: The Panda Bear Night Run

This year so far I have participated in 3 out of 4 of the Michigan Half Marathon Series races - The Chip River Run, The LittleFoot Run, and last night's Panda Bear Night Run.  (Click the links to see my other race recaps!)  Last night's 5k wasn't my best by any means, but it was… Continue reading Race Recap: The Panda Bear Night Run

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: July Update

Well, its been a while folks.  And as usual, summer fun + hectic work weeks = no motivation to run.  Needless to say... I did not meet my mileage goal for June, and probably won't for July either, but I have a feeling I will make up for the miles in the coming months. So… Continue reading Banking the Miles: July Update

Goals for 2014

My Goals for 2014: June Update

Cancel my membership at my current gym and get a new membership somewhere else (the new place has an indoor track and fitness classes that I hope will motivate me to be more active). DONE before the New Year even started! :) Buy a fitness class punch card for 10 classes each month and attend 10… Continue reading My Goals for 2014: June Update

Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: The Little Foot Run 5k

Last year, this race kicked my butt.  This year, I OWNED it.  I had both better training and the weather on my side.  It was 11 degrees cooler this year compared to last year.  I have been running on average about 8-10 miles per week, in June 2013 I was only running 4-5.  Oh yeah,… Continue reading Race Recap: The Little Foot Run 5k

Goals for 2014, Running

Banking the Miles: It’s All Downhill From Here!

May was an awesome month for running.  I averaged about 10 miles per week, which is the best I have ever done.  In the past it's been like... oooh, this week I ran about 14 miles and the next week I manage 6 if I am lucky.  But I have been more consistent in my… Continue reading Banking the Miles: It’s All Downhill From Here!

Race Recaps, Running

Race Recap: Chip River Run 2014

Yesterday I ran my first race since my 10k back in March.  In the meantime, I have really been "banking the miles" (I'll post an update on that later!) and staying very active.  There were a few races in between that I could have done, but because we are trying to save money to fix… Continue reading Race Recap: Chip River Run 2014