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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 […]

My Fall Race Goal

My Fall Race Goal

A few years ago, I ran races with a fervor. I think I got a little burned out and I know it wore on my body. Let’s be honest, it didn’t do my bank account any favors either. Races are not cheap, my friends! After […]

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

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: Irish Jig

Race Recap: Irish Jig

This morning, I ran my first race of 2013 at the Spectrum Health Irish Jig in Grand Rapids. In March 2011, I earned my 5k PR at the Irish Jig with a time of 29:34.  In 2012, I got one of my slowest 5k times at […]

Race Recap: Resolution Run

Race Recap: Resolution Run

On the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, I ran the Resolution Run for the third year in a row (2010, 2011).  It has become one of my favorite races of the year, although all signs point to the fact that I really shouldn’t love it. […]