PGH Marathon Training Update | Pushing The Limits

PGH Marathon Training Update | Pushing The Limits

I typically don't write stand-alone training updates, but now that I am encountering distances that are new, I have a lot to say. This past Saturday, I set out for 14 miles. This has been my longest run to date. I've run half marathons since 2015, so I forgot the flutters that pop up and [...]

PGH Marathon Training Update | The Revelation: Running Is Legit The Only Thing I Haven’t Quit Since 2014

PGH Marathon Training Update | The Revelation: Running Is Legit The Only Thing I Haven’t Quit Since 2014

"I think [your best friend] would agree with me. You've quit a lot of things." The words of my husband. I remember when he said this. We were sitting at the dining room table among a landmine of crumbs that the baby left scattered along the floor and the top of the dining room table. [...]

It’s Official: DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Needs A Spot On Your Spring Race Calendar

It’s Official: DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Needs A Spot On Your Spring Race Calendar

The bad news: Pittsburgh is full of hills as well as bridges that have just enough uphill grade to force you out of breath... The good news: You will likely never find a more family-friendly, supportive race out there. I am a first time marathoner, and I am asked quite a bit why I didn't [...]

Lessons Learned – 2017 Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training

Lessons Learned – 2017 Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training

Every training season comes with new experiences, new triumphs, new trials, and of course - new lessons learned. Last year during my Pittsburgh Half training and race, I learned that I was capable of finishing a race with terrible case of ITBS. More importantly, I learned that I was capable of just about anything. This [...]