#GameOnPGH: That time I ran 26.2 miles and lived to tell the tale – Part One

Leading up to registration and throughout my training, there were many times where I questioned whether or not I would actually be able to pull this off and run a marathon. Do you know how many miles that is? A LOT (well, 26.2 to be exact). SO MUCH RUNNING.  Do I even like running that […]

Big News!

I am returning from my completely unscheduled and unplanned blogging hiatus to announce some news: I am officially registered for the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon! That’s 26.2 miles, folks. EEEK! Once again, I will be participating in the Steel Challenge (by also completing the 5k the day before) and once again, I am participating as a […]

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!

Five Ways to Get Faster (Galloway Tips)

Hey everyone! I know you’re all waiting to hear how my half marathon went – I will hopefully have an update soon. But for now, here’s some tips from Jeff Galloway about how to increase your running pace! Longer Long Runs Increasing the length of the longest long run has produced the greatest amount of […]

Things I Will Do This Week

The week is finally here. It’s Marathon week in Pittsburgh! Here are some things I’ll do this week: 1. I will go for a quick run with some of my fellow CCFA runners and get my CCFA race day shirt! Unfortunately, I think they decided to make these shirts orange, so it will probably be […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

More Tips From Jeff Galloway!

As you’ll recall, I am blogging for Jeff Galloway Productions throughout this training season. I received another set of tips from him and I am excited to share them with all of you!  The training journey for a marathon or half marathon raises your body’s physical performance capability and your sense of what you can […]

A (sort of) Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

I received this book, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami as a Christmas gift (thank you, Amazon Wish Lists – you rock!) and took it on my recent work trip (you know, the one with the bed bugs).  This was a quick read and I really enjoyed the book. I […]