2,015 in 2015 update

Right now I’m feeling like my eyes are bigger than my stomach.

I’m about thirty miles behind where I should be. It makes me nervous. I like to be ahead of the game. I’m updating my mileage on the right side of this page. As I get closer to the 25k in May and when I start marathon training for the fall, my mileage will ramp up and I won’t be as worried about it.

I run because all kids should have hope.

This year, I’ve chosen to run the Fifth Third River Bank run to raise money for a local charity, True North Community Services. They do so much for West Michigan: from helping people purchase and maintain their homes to supporting at-risk child to providing food and necessities to those in need. If you would like to be a part of the solution, please donate here: https://runsignup.com/ejiran

My other running dilemma is choosing a fall marathon. The options are the Oktoberfest marathon (close to home, fun course), Sleeping Bear Marathon (defending my title, free), or something completely new. There is also a race that is flat and fast to help qualify for Boston. I have a Boston qualifying time, but haven’t decided whether to run there next year. Any Midwest marathon suggestions I should check out?


  1. You’ll make it! This nutty weather just needs to even out. I vote for Sleeping Bear…Just because.

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    1. I am so sick of the cold. I ran outside for the first time in two weeks today. I also found out there is a marathon by Whitefish Point in June…


  2. Keep going…So many choices of marathons! There must be a lot of dedicated runners like you. Have fun!


    1. It makes it hard to decide which ones to do. I’m not at the point where I can do one every week. 🙂 That level of crazy may yet be achieved.


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