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I’ll be running the 10 mile CRIM.  I’m super excited/nervous!


I can’t believe it’s AUGUST already.  Where has this year went to?  Let’s recap the month:

I ran my first 5k

I officially signed up for the CRIM and Brooksie Way

Made some yummy Orange Pop Cupcakes….

….and an even yummier Pineapple Upside Down Cake 


It’s been pretty nice here in Michigan.  Hot, but nice

I love instagram


Half Marathon Training

Today was day 9.  It was a 3 mile run.  Every Tuesdays are 3 milers.  I wanted to see what I could do without dying and I maintained an 8:49/mile pretty much the whole three miles.  For me, that was flying.  This is what I felt like after flying for 3 miles

That’s my “hurry up and take a picture before people come in and think I’m weird” picture.  Not that I really care though. 🙂


I’m actually home a little early, so I’m going to do some work on the blog


Question of the night:

How has the summer been so far where you are at?  <—-Here in the mitten, we had rain all spring and it’s pretty much been 185* degrees ever since.


After yesterday’s ridiculous heat, it’s actually not too bad today.  I got to the gym first thing this morning and completed 15 minutes on the stairmaster and 25 on the bike.  Note to self:  when on said stairmaster, pay attention to the machine, not the iPhone.  I almost killed myself when it switched to a higher level. 

While on the bike, I caught up on some very educational reading.


After that, it was work time.  I stopped at the gas station and got some essential fuel.

Ahhh….Diet Mountain Dew.  There really are no words.  I try not to drink pop through the week.  Come Friday though, all bets are off and I will practically bathe in the stuff.

Coffee with French Vanilla creamer.  That’s a morning staple. 


Since it’s Friday, you know what that means.  Five facts about yours truly.

1.) I always read the last page of a book first.  I started doing it years ago and still do it. 

2.) My poor iPhone deserves a better owner.  Really.  I am knock down drag out IN LOVE with my phone, but I drop it all the time.  So sad.

3.) I hate the word “panty.”  It’s dirty.  Yuck

4.) I am insane about spelling.  Please learn how to spell.  Thank you

5.) Punctuation not so much though.  Do I really have to use another comma??


So to really  hold myself accountable, this is my work out plan for the week.

Saturday- 5 mile Run

Sunday- Weights

Monday- Off

Tuesday- 3 Mile Run

Wednesday- Weights

Thursday- 4 Miles

Friday- Eliptical

Saturday- 6 Miles

Sunday- Weights


Have a good night everyone!! 

Question of the night:

What is one thing you hate doing at the gym?

I hate the stairmaster, but I know it’s giving me a killer workout, so I put on my big girl pants and tough it out!!



More on that in a bit


Well hello July.  Sneaky little thing snuck right up on me.  That also means we are over half way to Christmas 🙂 

So, I got this idea from Julie’s page and thought I’d include it:  June Highlights!!

I started zee ole blog

Celebrated Father’s Day

Got a Bondi Band

Since I just started this blog, those are the highlights right now 😉

As I’m looking at my calendar, the weekends this month are pretty jam-packed.  Including my first official race next weekend!!  I’m nervous/excited/ frightened.


Yesterday was like any other Friday.  Had pizza for dinner (I LOVE pizza Fridays), and then it happened again….

Dang you Rollo McFlurry. You are so GGGGOOOODDDD

I can’t help myself when it comes to these things.  I’m also bummed that they are only a limited edition thing.  That’s a sin.

Before I knew it, that thing was gone


Now, onto my post title.  Today I woke up with every intention to do a 10 mile run.  I’ve been getting a cramp at mile 6ish on my long runs, so I wanted to try running on a completely empty stomach.  Let me sum that up for you in one simple word: FAIL

I made it 5.75 miles before I said “forget it.”  Ya live and learn right?  As soon as I was done I needed something in this empty stomach and fast

I know people have different opinions on Gatorade, but I love the stuff!!  It was exactly what I needed after that not so good run.  I’m pretty bummed, but there’s always next time.


Well, we broke a record here in the mitten state: 98 degrees today.  This is what Diesel thinks of that

“Mom, how much longer until that cold white stuff comes back?”

In honor of the nasty heat today, I’m totally rockin’ a french braid.  I totally feel like an 8-year-old too, but I love french braids.  My hair is finally long enough again to do them.

Well, I’m going to try to not melt
Question of the night:  Is 26 too old for a french braid?  🙂  You can be totally honest, I can take it!!

This was my view on my way home today!! Whoa!! Those of us here in the mitten state are used to ALL kinds of crazy weather, but today was A DAY!!

While at work, we had to take cover and a tree fell in the parking lot. Crazy Stuff

What better way to end a day with some crazy storms?

A snack size Rolo McFlurry from McDonalds and I ate every. last. stinking. bite. It was delicious.

So yesterday, I was feeling under the weather and had been for the last few days. I usually weight lift on Tuesdays, but I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I told myself I would just walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes. After sitting in the locker room for 20 minutes (I might have been playing on my iPhone), I finally made it to the treadmill. I made it exactly 58 seconds before I hopped right off and ended up right back in the locker room.

This is exactly how I felt yesterday

I felt awful about not actually being able to work out, but a nice 3 mile run this morning made up for it!!

Question of the night:

Does it bother you if something comes up and you can’t work out?

For me, I don’t let it bother me too much but I like my routine and I like the way working out makes me feel

Hey there!! I'm April. I'm the writer here at Motor City Runner. I'm 26 years old and have a passion for running, all things fitness, healthy eating (most of the time), and everything sweet!! I am also training for my first half marathon. Feel free to stick around and watch as I make the journey to 13.1 miles!!


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