Influence and Support

Reflecting on my health journey is pretty complicated.  Picking out influences is even moreso. Read More »

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Grand Rapids Marathon

I just wanted to relay a funny running story from the Grand Rapids half marathon this past weekend.

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The instrumental person in my health journey

I was blessed about 4 years ago with a friend who was also interested in physical exercise and we started walking together regularly. I didn’t know it at first but eventually learned that she had planned a full marathon later that same year. Read More »

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Motivation

I know we’re all motivated by different things, people, etc. Wondering what some of my fellow champions are motivated by lately Read More »

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My “who” in my health journey.

This quarter’s blog assignment is a really tough and interesting question: “Who has been instrumental in your health journey and why?” I could say that it’s been my running tribe from Gazelle Run Camp. My running peeps have been a huge influence in getting me to the finish line so many times in the past two years. Training with this awesome group of people has made a big difference in what I ever thought I could accomplish. If you need a running buddy…join our group!

While my running tribe has been a big part of my journey, my husband Jeff has been the most instrumental. He lit the spark that started this all. There is a part of me that seeks out challenges and adventure, but without Jeff I don’t think I would have ever accomplished what I have in the past few years. He is the reason I found my tribe! With the help of Aleksandra at Gazelle Sports GR, he gave me the gift of Run Camp for Christmas in 2015. My life has never been the same.

I’ve also found myself back on my bike. Jeff had been riding for a few years when our paths crossed in October 2008. He got me back on a bike and now I look forward to all our riding adventures together!

 

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One and done.. no regrets.

Yesterday I ran the Grand Rapids Marathon!  My first marathon!  Then, I abruptly announced my retirement from marathon running on Facebook… Read More »

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Plantar fasciitis

I have never really been that great of runner, but have always ran because I enjoyed the company and satisfaction I

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Highlight of the Year

So, I randomly signed up for the Moonlight Bootlegger 5k on Friday, Sept. 8 just outside of Grand Rapids, MI, Read More »

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MI Adventure Race

Has anyone done a MI Adventure Race?  I highly recommend doing the ArtPrize Edition in Grand Rapids in October.  I just did this one last Saturday and had a blast!  It’s a nice mixture of running, biking, speed, and strategies all in 4 hours.  Read More »

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Feeling 40

I have never been the type of person who has worried about age.  I am a firm believer that you are only as old as you let yourself feel and as long as I stay active, I will always feel young.  Read More »

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