Running while female.

As I ran on Monday night, I couldn’t stop thinking about this article from Runners World that I came across late last year. I’ve been fortunate enough that amidst the #MeToo movement, in my career and workplaces, I haven’t yet encountered any sexual harassment or incidents that unfortunately so many others have. I have however,…

Marathon Training has begun…

Well on 12/18/2017, I officially started my training for my first marathon, eek! For those who don’t already know, I’m running the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio on 4/22/2018. I’m also an ambassador for this race, so if you have any questions about this race and how you can join me, please…

Base training – Weeks six & seven and NUUN!

And just like that, base training is over. I slacked a bit over weeks six and seven, missing a training run each week, but given the large amounts of snow and subsequent shoveling, I definitely still kept moving. I also received exciting news that I have been selected as an ambassador for Nuun in 2018. I…

Base training – Weeks three, four & five.

I had hoped to get the week three post done weeks ago, but then I got busy with both work and things at home, so needless to say, this is an update on weeks three and four base training. There is nothing like trying to repaint the guest room a week before hosting Thanksgiving, so…

Base training – Week two

Week 2 of base training and the cold weather has officially arrived in Michigan. It was a bit warmer when I woke up on Monday, so I got my 3 miles done outside before work. My Fitbit Blaze has been giving me trouble to I attempted to update it quickly before I headed out the…

Base training – Week one

This week I began base training for the Glass City Marathon. Since it’s a little more than 5 months until race day, April 22, 2018, I’m following a plan in which base training lasts for 7 weeks before officially start my marathon training. I received some exciting mail from Toledo – my GCM Ambassador shirt,…

What’s next.

Now that fall race season has pretty much wrapped up, I’m setting my sights on what to run next. Luckily, that was an easy decision, albeit a scary one to make. I was disappointed not to be able to run my first full marathon in October at the Detroit Free Press race due to injury….

Race day & Cabernet.

18 weeks, a couple hundred training miles, countless early mornings later and just like that another race is in the books.  I’m not new to the half marathon distance or the Detroit Free Press race, but the same nerves always seem to creep in leading up to the starting line. However, this year it felt a…

5 days to race day.

I’ve not been great at writing in this blog lately. I’m an all or nothing type of person, if I don’t feel like I can give something 100% (and this is 100% up to my standards), I’ll keep putting it off. This transcends to all areas of my life – at work, home, running, relationships,…

6 Miles and Sauvignon Blanc.

You know race day is quickly approaching when the the mileage ramps up considerably on the training plan. Today called for 6 miles and it could have been really easy for me to skip these miles. However,  I met up with a running friend, who was running her long (and I mean loooong as in…