Running Friends

I’ve talked about this before, but anyone who thinks running is a solo sport is doing it wrong. Running is a team sport, whether your team is Olympics-bound, sponsored by a major shoe company, a local running club, or simply a group of friends who run.  More than I’ve ever actually loved the physical act […]

Helping her helped me.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that Desiree Linden won the Boston Marathon yesterday, in arguably some of the worst weather conditions a runner can compete in (thank you, 5439238672265th day of winter…).  Des decided early on that yesterday wasn’t her day (spoiler: it was SO her day). She thought […]

Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and true to form, it snowed here today. Personally, I’m pretty much over winter and ready for spring time (or at the very least, temperatures above 25F on a regular basis).  It’s Groundhog Day, and while I’m not stuck in a time warp like Bill Murray, I am going to […]

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

In honor of #GivingTuesday, I’ve got a big announcement to make: I’m running the Pittsburgh Marathon again in 2018! This is the 10th anniversary of the return of the Pittsburgh Marathon, and it will be my 3rd full marathon (2nd in Pittsburgh). Once again, I will be raising funds for the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia chapter […]

26.2 #2: What Worked, What Didn’t, and What Happens Next?

It’s official. I’m a two-time marathoner. For someone who spent a long time saying I had no desire to run even one marathon, this is a big deal. Heck, this is a big deal for anyone. Less than 1% of the population will ever run a marathon at all.  This training cycle was pretty different […]

Trying that 26.2 thing out again…

I’m officially registered for my second marathon! I will be participating in the 15th Anniversary of the Akron Marathon! I participated on a relay team (hey, Ohana!) a few years ago and really like the race experience. It’s well organized and the swag is awesome. I also like that’s not terribly far from home and […]

Five Things Friday: October 28

I’ve got five awesome things to share this week!  1. I completed the Monster’s Mash Half Marathon this weekend and earned a medal the size of my face! #MedalMonday: I completed my 6th half marathon on Saturday! The race begins with a lap around the Dover International Speedway and ends next to the Miles the […]

Training Update, and a Belt Review!

Training for my second marathon has been even more all over the place than training for my first. Between a busy summer and some nagging achilles tendinitis, there hasn’t been as much running lately as I’d like.  But, some of the running has been fun and productive!  My first race after running the Pittsburgh Marathon […]