#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

#AskCoachCourtney: Can I run outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The short answer: Yes... ...with caution. I’ve been giving my athletes five tips to follow as they embark on outdoor running during this challenging time. Here are my top five tips! TIP #1: Avoid crowded areas, parks, and trails. I know this is tough for a lot of us. I was looking forward to logging [...]

Running As Reinvention

Running As Reinvention

For many of us, 2020 has not gone as planned. Some of us have jobs that haven’t changed much and some of us were already homeschooling, but it’s safe to say that the coronavirus pandemic has uprooted our daily lives in ways we could not have anticipated. Running, you ask? It’s impossible to say running [...]

#RunCleanAndGreen: Join me for the FIRST P3R Heineken 0.0 Earth Day 5K!

#RunCleanAndGreen: Join me for the FIRST P3R Heineken 0.0 Earth Day 5K!

According to a recent article published by Runners World, The New York City Marathon blows through 2.3 million cups during race day. Read that again: 2.3 MILLION cups -- on race day alone! Don't worry -- race organizers don't plan to eliminate water on courses or anything crazy like that. Now more than ever, though, [...]

February Training Update: 2020 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

February Training Update: 2020 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

When early registration for the 2020 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon opened, I immediately registered for the full. I ran it last year, and I was determined to do it again AND beat my time. And then the whole house came down with hand, foot, and mouth disease. The kids got better, but mine lovingly [...]

#WHYIRUN | The DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

#WHYIRUN | The DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

I feel like I just "became a runner" yesterday, and here I am running my fourth DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events (2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 -- had a surprise baby in March 2018, so I skipped that year). Sometimes, other ask, "Why don't you try a different race?" I've tried different races, [...]