A Missed Call From Cervical Cancer

I remember glancing at the pre-op paperwork as I shuffled away from the registration desk. With my purse on one shoulder, hugging my marathon jacket to my chest, I read it more than once. Diagnosis: CARCINOMA IN SITU. I hadn't heard anyone call my condition "carcinoma" before, and I knew what the word "carcinoma" meant. … Continue reading A Missed Call From Cervical Cancer

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My Diet-culture Driven Epiphany

Recently, I spent time briefly discussing "ideal weight" with one of my friends, Meghann. Meghann is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist (also, another BA mother runner, and you can find her here on Instagram and on her website). I was curious: If I sat at the same number on the scale for at least … Continue reading My Diet-culture Driven Epiphany

Post PGH Marathon Update | The Strength Returns

If you haven't read my recap of the race, make sure you read that first! It's been nearly two weeks since my very first marathon - the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. I feel like these first few weeks post-race should be more of a rollercoaster, but they're really not. In fact, they're kind of … Continue reading Post PGH Marathon Update | The Strength Returns

RECAP: The Life Changing 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

Before we get started, I want to sincerely thank the staff and volunteers for the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. Serving as an official blogger has been one of the best experiences I've had. From the community to the referral rewards, the blogger program is top-notch. Special thanks to Event Directors Patrice Matamoros & Troy … Continue reading RECAP: The Life Changing 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

PGH Marathon Update |About that hay that should be in the barn…

On yesterday's Instagram post, you probably imagined a burnt-out Courtney. I'm not talking about well-done...I mean...at this point, I am extra crispy and someone forgot me in the oven. Screw it. Ya girl is CHARRED. The marathon is May 5, and I am starting to get cold feet. I'm nervous. I'm afraid. I'm currently battling … Continue reading PGH Marathon Update |About that hay that should be in the barn…

Dear Britax: This Is Where You Went Wrong With The (Very Serious) BOB Gear Safety Hazard

  This is a photo of me after I finished my first timed 5k in April 2015. I had my little sidekick with me - my daughter, who wasn't even two yet - in the BOB Ironman jogging stroller. We enjoyed the race and many miles in this stroller. I purchased it because this single-child … Continue reading Dear Britax: This Is Where You Went Wrong With The (Very Serious) BOB Gear Safety Hazard

PGH Marathon Training Update | 5 Recovery Must-haves

As many know, I am now in the peak weeks of training for my first full marathon - the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5, 2019. This week, my long run is 18 miles. Next week...it's the dreaded (but necessary) 20 miler. Throughout training, I have made a few mistakes (okay, maybe more … Continue reading PGH Marathon Training Update | 5 Recovery Must-haves