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 […]

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 […]

26 until 26.2!

The countdown is on! It’s the 26th of the month and there are 26 weeks until I run my first 26.2! I’d like to kick off this countdown by reaching 26% of my $1000 fundraising goal! If 21 people donated just $10, I’ll reach my goal!  I appreciate every dollar that is donated and it […]

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 […]

The Last Frontier

In case you’ve missed the news, I’m going to ALASKA in ONE WEEK!  Along with Chelsea and Mike, I’ll be spending time in: Anchorage Seward Kodiak Girdwood Denali Homer We’ve got lots of fun lined up, incluing salmon/halibut fishing, hiking, playing with Husky puppies, a cruise in the Kenai Fjords, ziplining, moose watching, eating, running, […]

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 […]