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Exciting News! #GameOnPGH

I am THRILLED to announce that I’ve been selected as an official blogger for the Pittsburgh Marathon! I was selected among an amazing group of runners (shoutout to my friends Chelsea, Brandi, and Lynne in particular!). I’m excited blog about my experience as I train for and run my first marathon! By the way, do […]

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Quest for Redemption

I know, I know, I used to actually blog on here and then…nothing. I’ve been swamped with work and travel (and Alaska!) and I just haven’t had the time. I do intend to blog about my AMAZING trip to Alaska…eventually.  For now, I wanted to let you all know some quick news. As most people […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Coach Jeff and Coach Jeff!

In honor of MY Coach Jeff who is running his first ULTRA MARATHON tomorrow (!!!!!), here are some tips from the other Coach Jeff, Jeff Galloway!  Jeff and I after the St. Barnabas 5k in August 2014 – I PR’d that day thanks to Jeff’s coaching!  Training and Motivation Tips by Olympian Jeff Galloway www.runinjuryfree.com […]

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50 Days!

In only 50 days, I will run my first half marathon! Yikes! Today, I’m in Washington, DC to run the Rock n Roll Series 5k! Chelsea, Steff, and Kelsey are running the half, and Mel and I are doing the 5k! After the race, we’re going to enjoy a girls weekend in DC and meet […]

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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 […]

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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 […]