Chronic Illness, mental health, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

Quarantine & Mental Health

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would right now. In January, I went to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with my boyfriend, Zach. The first of many trips we were planning together. COVID-19 was present in the world, but we were traveling internationally; although the four hour car ride from North Dakota to Canada… Continue reading Quarantine & Mental Health

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

The Journey From a Donut 5K to My First Half Marathon

I've been running road races for almost three years now. To date: I've ran multiple 5Ks and 10Ks, a few half marathons, and in October I'll be running my second marathon. It seems crazy to think that this all started with finding out about a local 5K called Sandy's Donut Run. "It's just a 5K,… Continue reading The Journey From a Donut 5K to My First Half Marathon

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

Will Run Chicago

After my last half marathon in October, I was finished with races until 2020. While I was happy with the effort I had put in all year long, I was ready for a break from training, and I was beginning to think about the upcoming year. I remember mentally planning out all of my races… Continue reading Will Run Chicago

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

Lows & Half Marathons

Last year, I woke up one Saturday morning at 5am and I got ready for my second half marathon of the year. I ate my typical pre-run breakfast, and I mentally prepared for the 13.1 miles that I'd be running in just a few short hours. While I wasn't 100% confident on how this race… Continue reading Lows & Half Marathons

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

How I Get Through Outdoor Runs During the North Dakota Winter

I'm sure many of you know by now that I live in the warm and sunny state of North Dakota. Just kidding. It's the beginning of October and there was a blizzard a few days ago. It's the opposite of warm and sunny here. Despite the fact that I complain about the weather a lot,… Continue reading How I Get Through Outdoor Runs During the North Dakota Winter

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

From Chronically Injured to Chronically Ill

I had no plans to swim in college. That was never something I had planned on when I began applying to college. My initial plan was to move as far away from my hometown as my parents would let me go. In fact, I think it was pretty much fate that lead me to my… Continue reading From Chronically Injured to Chronically Ill

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

Race Transfers

Why I've decided to drop down from the half marathon distance to the 10K distance for my upcoming race, and why it's been the best decision I've made for myself during this summer race season. I had a great start to the year running wise. I ran my first official 10K which was an awesome… Continue reading Race Transfers