PGH Marathon Training Update | Pushing The Limits

I typically don't write stand-alone training updates, but now that I am encountering distances that are new, I have a lot to say. This past Saturday, I set out for 14 miles. This has been my longest run to date. I've run half marathons since 2015, so I forgot the flutters that pop up and … Continue reading PGH Marathon Training Update | Pushing The Limits

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Derailed And Pissed – Handling Unexpected Changes In Training

We are in the heat of spring race training. Today is the last day of February (THANK GOD...also, Punxsutawney Phil, I want my money back), and most of us start ramping up our mileage in mid-march/early-april. As a mom of three living in Northeast Ohio, I'm no stranger to germs and the frustration that comes … Continue reading Derailed And Pissed – Handling Unexpected Changes In Training

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

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

Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia While Running

I have a history of iron deficiency anemia (anemia can be caused by different things, and this was news to me recently...so that's why I'm specifying the cause). When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2014, I almost passed out in the shower and didn't know why. A trip to the OB found the … Continue reading Managing Iron Deficiency Anemia While Running

Running on Weight Watchers Check-in

So many of you have kept up with my journey of running through all 40 weeks of pregnancy, and you've continued to keep up with my journey back to my typical size (lolol that belly I had tho) and my typical pace. I chose Weight Watchers to help me get past my halfway point, and … Continue reading Running on Weight Watchers Check-in

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