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

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Running Shoes: Meet Dr. Jason Thomsen, DC – @jason_the_chiro_runner

"My chiropractor kept me injury free during marathon training!" I have heard this quite a bit lately. So many of my running friends swear by their chiropractors, and my husband swears by his to keep him migraine free. Me, on the other hand? I have yet to visit a chiropractor! But...I am most likely going … Continue reading Running Shoes: Meet Dr. Jason Thomsen, DC – @jason_the_chiro_runner

Friday Five: 5 Reasons I Chose To Make Pittsburgh My First 26.2

  Honesty time: I registered for THREE marathons since 2014, and the number I've completed is currently....0. I don't want to say that I felt intimidated or scared of the distance, but as a gal who operates so much on intuition and "gut feelings," I guess it just didn't feel right. When I clicked the … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 Reasons I Chose To Make Pittsburgh My First 26.2

Running Shoes: Meet Elite Runner Anna Weber – @anna_weber413

I'm always amazed at how accessible and awesome elite athletes are. As an athlete who is, quite honestly, far from elite - I just find them so forthcoming with help and advice about running and training. Anna Weber is no exception! Anna is a 2x Olympic Trials marathon qualifier, holds a marathon PR of 2:38:39 … Continue reading Running Shoes: Meet Elite Runner Anna Weber – @anna_weber413

5 Facts About Heel Striking And Correcting Your Foot Strike

My husband recently began going on the treadmill. He walks most of the time, but he'll toss a few tenths of a mile worth of running in there, too. He suffers from shin splints, and this has been an issue for him since he was on the cross country team in school - at least … Continue reading 5 Facts About Heel Striking And Correcting Your Foot Strike

Running Shoes: Meet Heather Larson, RD – @dietitiangoesrunning

I know I said that this post would go up on Wednesday, but with so many posts about weight loss and changes in 2019, I felt like the sooner the better! What you will not find in this post: quick fixes. What you will find in this post: Guidance from a confident, educated woman named … Continue reading Running Shoes: Meet Heather Larson, RD – @dietitiangoesrunning

Elf On The Mom Shame Shelf

It’s true. Elf On The Shelf has become the new “do you breastfeed or use formula” mom-shaming question that comes about just in time for the holidays: “Do you use the elf-on-the-shelf?” I always think cautiously before answer because I know that choosing a side is pretty much the equivalent of choosing a Detroit gang … Continue reading Elf On The Mom Shame Shelf