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2015 in Review

2015 was a pretty good year.  1. I ran my first half marathon! (And then ran 2 more as well) 2. I went to Alaska Riding ATVs on the beach on Kodiak! Whale watching in the Kenai Fjords and the Gulf of Alaska The gate of Denali National Park 3. I visited 5 states for […]

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Currently…

Sorry…I’ve been busy with work and life and truthfully, didn’t have much I wanted to write about. I stole this post idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Kym over at Our Fox Tales. Planning… I am currently planning all my summer travel! The biggest trip is 14 days away, and we are going to […]

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I ran a Half Marathon!

I ran a half-marathon. I did it! It wasn’t a great run, or even a fun one, but crossing that finish line was the best! Sorry this is coming so late, and that there’s not much of a recap, but here’s some pictures!  Race day outfit! Steel Challenge Completed!

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The Training Plan That Wasn’t…

Remember back in January when I picked out a training plan for my upcoming half marathon? Then the universe said LOL and the next few months did not go according to ANY plan, training or otherwise. January brought 22 days of travel for work and volunteer obligations, a sinus infection, and bed bugs.  February brought […]

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Running in New Orleans! (I’m back!)

I had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans last week a few weeks ago to attend the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education – their alphabet soup doesn’t match) Annual Conference. It was my first trip to New Orleans and I can’t wait to go back and visit again! New Orleans a beautiful city, […]

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30 Days to go!

I can’t believe that in only 30 days, I will run my first half marathon! I can’t believe it – the time is going by so fast! To continue with preparations, here are some more tips from Jeff Galloway! Training and Motivation Tips by Olympian Jeff Gallowaywww.runinjuryfree.com PROMOTIONAL NEWS! Register now for the Jeff Galloway […]

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#tbt

Instagram users love #tbt, or Throwback Thursday.  Every week, it’s fun to see the pictures people post from years past – sometimes it’s spring break photos, or wedding candids, baby pictures!  Others use the #tbt hashtag to show off weight loss success or other dramatic transformations in their appearance.  Today, I’m going to share a […]

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75 Days!

The UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon is 75 days away!!!  At the RSG1 Valentine’s Day 10k – Thanks to Coach Jeff for this photo and all your encouragement!  As you all know, I am fundraising for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Western PA/West Virginia chapter!  Can I count on your donation […]

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Bed Bugs: A Survival Guide

As of January 27, 2015, I can cross BED BUGS off my travel bucket list (no, they certainly weren’t on my list to begin with). I’m also hoping this means I can cross “Grossest Thing to Ever Happen To Me While Traveling EVER” off the list as well. In case you were wondering, this is […]

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Fitness Challenges

My half-marathon training plan doesn’t begin until February 9, so I’m spending the month of January and first part of February working on building my mileage back up (due to not running for most of the month of December due to shin splints) as well as working on incorporating cross-training and other exercises that will […]