Marathons and Birthdays!


My beautiful mother is celebrating her birthday today and I’m so lucky that she is spending it in Detroit, MI on the eve of her daughter’s marathon! Thanks Mom for always supporting me, believing in me and cheering me on no matter what. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without you. I love you.

I’m very excited that today is my massive carb loading day!! I already went out for breakfast and had a huge plate of pancakes. I’ll be very sad when this Marathon training is over and I can no longer eat whatever the heck I want to.

I have exciting news! For those that want to, you can track my race progress tomorrow online. Go to on race day (THAT’S TOMORROW!!) and click on the link to track your runner. This link will be active after the start of the race (7:15am). You will need my last name (which is Rutherford…just in case.)

Tomorrow I will be a MARATHON RUNNER! YAY!!