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

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

5 Podcasts That Will Literally Make You Forget You’re On A Treadmill

Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by cold weather... But really. The past two weeks or so, I've seen so many of my runner friends going insane because they're on the treadmill AGAIN! I don't mind the treadmill, but even I am beginning to get a bit of cabin fever. I've turned … Continue reading 5 Podcasts That Will Literally Make You Forget You’re On A Treadmill

PGH Marathon Update | Mental Training

This week has been mentally challenging as far as marathon training goes (I know; I know - it's nothing compared to late April when I am logging 20 milers and all that...). Regardless of what's to come, it was just tough. I was extremely hard on myself. I didn't have very nice things to say to … Continue reading PGH Marathon Update | Mental Training

Running Shoes: Meet Breast Cancer Survivors + Distance Runners Sarah & Julie

"It was Wednesday, March 8, 2017 around 2:30 p.m. I was on break from our weekly staff meeting at work when my phone rang. I had [sic] been [semi]-expecting the call since I was waiting news on the results of my biopsy that I had on Monday of that week," explained Sarah. "I found the … Continue reading Running Shoes: Meet Breast Cancer Survivors + Distance Runners Sarah & Julie

Running Shoes, Special Edition: Proper Skincare For Runners feat. Marenda Zeronas, Esthetician

This week, Running Shoes is taking a break from chronicling runners. At age 32, I've started thinking more about my skin and how I take care of it as an athlete. I'm always outside running in the sun. I rarely wear sunscreen (oops...). I used to tan a lot. Oh, and I leave sweat caked … Continue reading Running Shoes, Special Edition: Proper Skincare For Runners feat. Marenda Zeronas, Esthetician

Pittsburgh Marathon Training Update: Dealing With Annoying Setbacks

I knew going into marathon training that I'd deal with some setbacks. I mean...I have three children (8, 4, and 10m) and they all have birthdays in March (hello party planning); my husband sometimes travels unexpectedly for work, and I have my own projects on deck that need my attention + my teaching job. So, … Continue reading Pittsburgh Marathon Training Update: Dealing With Annoying Setbacks