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

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#FreeHugs: Review Of The Mizuno Wave Horizon 3

Anyone who follows my running journey knows that I have a lot to say about shoes. Pain in your IT band? Change shoes. Achilles tendon giving you issues? Change shoes. Not meeting your PR goals? Change shoes. You get the point... So, by the time I reached year four in my running journey, I was … Continue reading #FreeHugs: Review Of The Mizuno Wave Horizon 3

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

The Power of 48-72 Hours

Ah, runners. We can be undoubtedly dedicated to our sport and our training (I'm trying to say that nicely, but what I really mean is that we don't know when to quit). Running long distances requires the mental stamina to push through physical pain, so we are used to working through pain vs. stopping to … Continue reading The Power of 48-72 Hours

Running For Two: Entry 1 // 8 Weeks | Where It All Began

I still can't believe I am starting an entire series on running while pregnant. I'm really happy about it now, but as many of my followers know, this was not the plan. I enjoyed having my daughter and my stepson. It was very manageable and while they have their moments, they're low maintenance. And then one … Continue reading Running For Two: Entry 1 // 8 Weeks | Where It All Began

The Eight Commandments of Tapering

If I haven't told you already, tapering is hard for me. Not only do I get off track with my schedule, but I also just don't like that I can't run as much (or as hard) as I would like to. However, tapering is necessary for many reasons, so I put up with it. And by … Continue reading The Eight Commandments of Tapering