Tag: Travel

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: 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: 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: 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…

Race Recap: Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

Race Recap: Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon

I really had low expectations going into today’s half marathon, the Rock n Roll in Chicago.  I went in after a few weeks of not training nearly the way I should have been for various reasons, and it was about a million and ten degrees…

Race Recap: Bayshore 10k

Race Recap: Bayshore 10k

Already this month, I’ve run two races:  the Tulip Time 10k and the River Bank Run 25k; this morning marked May’s third and final run:  the Bayshore 10k in Traverse City, Michigan. I was up a little before 6 am to start getting ready; I…

Race Recap: National Half Marathon

Race Recap: National Half Marathon

It seems like just yesterday, I saw everyone signing up for the National Half Marathon and decided to join in the fun.  Perhaps a spur of the moment decision, but I signed up.  It’s crazy to believe race day was finally here!! The race started…