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 […]

June Goals Update and a Weekend Update!

June Goals Update: Successfully train for and run a marathon:  DONE .  Raise $1000 for CCFA:  $2100+ raised. Run a sub-30 5k:  Coming this summer? Run a sub-60 10k:  Coming this fall? Run/walk 1500 miles:  66.41 (Jan) + 76.35 (Feb) + 97.34 (Mar) + 94.08 (Apr)  + 67.02 (May) + 53.28 (Jun) = 454.48! It’s […]

#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 […]

February/March Goal Progress

First, congratulations to the winner of yesterday’s Flash Giveaway and fellow Nuunbassador, Shannon! You’ll have to comment on this post and let me know which distance you are planning to run! 🙂  Oops…totally forgot to post a goals update at the end of February. But the good news is that while I neglected to post about it, […]

#GAMEONPGH: It’s a FLASH GIVEAWAY!!

Hi everyone! Registration for the Pittsburgh Marathon closes TOMORROW (3/31/2016) but you can still save $10 off any race registration using code HOPKINS2016.  OR, you can enter below for a chance to win a FREE registration to either the Full or Half Marathon events! This flash giveaway is today (3/30/2016) only so ENTER and share […]

#GameOnPGH: Fuel!

This month, I’m going to talk about fuel! I’m excited to share with you all about some of my favorite running fuel options, for before, during, and after runs!  I’m proud and excited to be a brand ambassador for the official on-course fuel of this year’s Pittsburgh Marathon, Honey Stinger!  I have been using Honey […]

#GameOnPGH: Earn Dick’s Sporting Goods rewards with your Fitbit!

This week’s “News from the Pittsburgh Marathon” included information about a cool feature that I wanted to pass on to all of you: INSIDE THE GEAR WITH DICK’S The amount of time and gear necessary to train -and train correctly- for a marathon rivals any other sport. It’s more than just shoes. It’s the moisture […]

GIVEAWAY! SLS3 Dual Pocket Running Belt

I’m super excited to be hosting my first giveaway here on the blog!  Photo from SLS3’s website – there are different color options I was contacted by SLS3 a few weeks ago asking if I’d be interested in reviewing their dual pocket running belt. I’m currently looking for belt options for the Pittsburgh Marathon, so […]

January’s Goal Progress

Despite traveling for work, obnoxiously cold temperatures, and just overall winter sluggishness, January was a pretty good month in terms of progress towards my goals. Progress: Successfully train for and run a marathon: I completed 16.5 out of 20 scheduled training runs, including 3.5 of my 4 long runs. This is a WIN. Raise $1000 […]