Amway River Bank Run 10k Race Recap

Amway River Bank Run 10k Race Recap

Two weeks after running the Rivertown Races 10k, I was back at the starting line for another 10k! This time, I ran the River Bank Run which is always one of my favorite days in Grand Rapids. I registered for the 25k last year, deferred my…

Rivertown Races 10k Race Recap

Rivertown Races 10k Race Recap

Other than pacing my niece during her first 5k last fall, I haven’t participated in a race since the 2017 River Bank Run 25k! I registered fairly last minute for the 10k distance at this year’s Rivertown Races in Grandville, Michigan. I earned my 5k…

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…