My Running Valentines: Jason Fitzgerald

Shortly after I started running, I came down with a case of the too’s. Too much Too soon Too fast Not surprisingly, I was soon injured. I ramped up the training for my second marathon way too quickly and after the race (the 2013 Shamrock Marathon) I am not kidding when I say that I […]

My Running Valentines: Dorothy Beal

Last fall, I had the idea to write a post each day of November dedicated to the runners for whom I am most grateful. Sort of like all of those November “gratitude” posts you see on Facebook but this would be focused on runners. Because I know without a doubt that it is the runners […]

#Goals

Earlier this year, I wrote about my hopes and dreams for 2018. Specifically, my goals to Break 4 in the marathon and Break 2 in the half-marathon. I had a vague notion of how I wanted to achieve these goals…train my butt off to hit my marathon goal at Grandma’s Marathon in June and then […]

A (late) look back at 2017

I realize that it may seem odd for me to write a “Looking Back” since I’ve already written about my “Goals for 2018.” But hey, I’ve never been one to follow the usual order of operations and with all of the hecticness surrounding the holidays (including all of my kids’ sporting events,) I feel like […]

Looking ahead for 2018

One thing that I love about a new year is that it gives you the opportunity to reflect on what’s working and make changes to what’s not. In my running life, I try to do smaller versions of this after each training cycle but at the start of a new year it’s like one big […]

I’m going Pro! (BibRave Pro!)

Big Announcement! I recently learned that I have been accepted to be part of the 2018 BibRave Pro team! A few months ago, I was talking with a running friend and we both agreed that if we could just run races and talk about running races for the rest of our lives, we would be […]

What’s next?

I’m about 2.5 weeks post-marathon and ready to start thinking about my next race. I am still riding that high from my 11-minute PR in Ridgway and trying to decide if I should jump right back onto a marathon training plan and shoot for another PR in the early spring or wait, do some base […]

2017 Harrisburg Marathon Race Review

Ooops I did it again! I ran another marathon a week after my last one but I promise I had a (sort of) good reason! More on that in a minute… But first, the race recap. Race Date: November 12, 2017 Time: 5:02:59 Weather: COLD! 20s-30s but partly sunny and no wind Course: Mostly flat with a […]