Showing posts from September, 2018

Bring On the Fall Running

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In a little over a week, I will be running the Bellin Women's Half Marathon in Green Bay, Wisconsin and I am so looking forward to a nice, fall run.

I participated in the Detroit Women's Half a couple of weekends ago, but I am ready for a real fall half!  Please do not misunderstand, the half was a wonderful event, but it was hot and I am ready for a crisp fall morning half, which is what I am hoping for in Green Bay in a week(ish).

I convinced a friend to fly to Wisconsin with me and run the Bellin Women's Half.  I am so excited for her as it will be her first half marathon and she has been training (completely without me) like a champ.  Her name is Becky and you should know that she, like me, was not a runner, growing up.  She starte…

Review: The Great Pumpkin Run Lansing

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to The Great Pumpkin Run (Lansing) as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming aBibRave Pro (ambassador), and check to review, find and write race reviews.

It was an absolutely beautiful and cool fall morning, on September 8, 2018, when I ran the Great Pumpkin 5K at Uncle John's Cider Mill in St. John's, Michigan. The cider mill offered a nice cross country style route over grassy areas through apple orchards, cornfields, pumpkin patches, woods and across the finish line. 

As a result of peer pressure, I decide that I would join my fellow BibRave Pros and run the Tough Pumpkin, which was the Great Pumpkin 5K with the additional challenge of carrying a pumpkin, during the run. Online registration was smooth ( and packet pick up was a breeze, because I arrived the suggested two hours before the start. The race email indicated that lines would get long an hour before the race so participants were en…