Race Recap

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 in Grand Rapids. The plan before my body started to fall apart […]

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 […]

Race Recap: Eastgate 5k

Race Recap: Eastgate 5k

I wasn’t planning to write a race recap, but just include it into my next last week’s workouts post, but this race felt like such a turning point that I couldn’t help but reflect! This summer, I took a running hiatus while recovering from an […]

Race Recap: Skyrise Chicago

Race Recap: Skyrise Chicago

A few months back, my sister called and asked if I wanted to do a fundraising event she had learned about from a friend at her gym. It was for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with her, and we would walk up the Willis (Sears) […]

Race Recap: Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon

Race Recap: Indianapolis Women’s Half Marathon

On October 20, I will be running my first marathon with one of my childhood friends, Emily. Awhile back, I suggested it might be worthwhile to run a shorter race together in the days leading up to the marathon, just to get used to running […]

Race Recap: Zooma Chicago Half Marathon.

Race Recap: Zooma Chicago Half Marathon.

As I was working out my marathon training plan, I saw I needed a half marathon the weekend of August 10-11. I knew there weren’t any around West Michigan, but after a quick Google search, I saw that the ZOOMA women’s race series had an […]

Girls on the Run 5k

Girls on the Run 5k

This spring, my youngest niece, Emma, joined Girls on the Run for the first time.  I’ve done a little volunteering with my local chapter (remember when I met the GOTR founder, Molly Barker?), but this is the first time I’ve actually run one of their […]

Race Recap: River Bank Run 25k

Race Recap: River Bank Run 25k

In lieu of a 25k Monday training post, today is all about the 25k race recap!  It was an unbelievably emotional, challenging (mentally and physically) day and I’ve got lots to share, so buckle your seat belts! After work on Friday, I walked over to […]

Race Recap: Rivertown Races Half Marathon

Race Recap: Rivertown Races Half Marathon

When I registered for the Rivertown Races Half Marathon, the plan was to treat it as a training run rather than a race.  Only six days after the Lansing Half Marathon, where I was gunning for (and got!) a PR, I knew my legs would […]

Race Recap: Lansing Half Marathon

Race Recap: Lansing Half Marathon

Today was my first big, goal race for the year:  the Lansing Half Marathon in Lansing, MI.  The start time was 8am with about an hour drive, so it was an early morning.  There is truly not much that I like about getting up at […]