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Race Recap

Race Recap: River Bank Run 25k

Race Recap: River Bank Run 25k

After the half marathon in Nashville, I felt very undecided about how to approach the River Bank Run. I registered for the 25k several months ago, maybe as early as January. When I finished the half marathon two weeks prior, I really didn’t know if […]

Race Recap: Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon

Race Recap: Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon

A year ago, I registered for the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon. At the time, I was running less than ten miles a week at most. Apparently, I had high hopes for a comeback because I registered with an expected finish time of 2:15, […]

Race Recap: MSU Gran Fondo 4

Race Recap: MSU Gran Fondo 4

On Saturday, June 25, I participated in the MSU Gran Fondo, a cycling/fundraising event in downtown Grand Rapids. The money raised from this event goes to skin cancer awareness, prevention, and research. I feel fortunate that I don’t have a compelling story to share for […]

Race Recap: Grand Rapids Sprint Triathlon

Race Recap: Grand Rapids Sprint Triathlon

I’ve only done one other triathlon prior to now, a sprint in 2012. I didn’t have the most amazing experience at that one and I think it made me shy away from the sport a bit. But, I’m back in the triathlon game after completing the […]

Race Recap: River Bank Run 5k

Race Recap: River Bank Run 5k

My second 5k ever was at the Fifth Third River Bank Run in 2008 and I finished in what still holds as one of my best times for that distance to date. This race is one of the biggest events in Grand Rapids each year and […]

Race Recap: New York City Marathon

Race Recap: New York City Marathon

To say that I was excited to run the New York City Marathon was an understatement. This was my number one bucket list race. Maybe second, if I am ever fast enough to qualify for Boston, but I’ve got some serious work to do before […]

Race Recap: Bayshore Marathon

Race Recap: Bayshore Marathon

After having a marathon on my bucket list for several years, I finally crossed that glorious finish line! It was perhaps one of the hardest things I have ever experienced, I think second only to my weight loss journey. Grab some wine and settle in, […]

Race Recap: River Bank Run 25k

Race Recap: River Bank Run 25k

This was the fourth year I’ve run this particular race (and seventh time total for the River Bank Run – previous, I’ve run the 5k once and the 10k twice). Still, my anxiety was sky-high for most of the week. Between the hip issues plaguing me […]

Race Recap: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon

Race Recap: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon

Given how the last couple of weeks of marathon have panned out, what with some unexpected hip pains, I was not in a great state of mind going into today’s Gazelle Girl half marathon. The plan before my body started to fall apart was for […]

Race Recap: NYC Half

Race Recap: NYC Half

In a “this really sucks” preface, my water bottle and my iPhone were both in my recovery bag after the race, and the water leaked. My phone is currently sitting under a pile of rice leaving me without access to any and all pictures from […]