As if tapering isn’t hard enough…

It’s hard enough to manage the nerves and tension during tapering but now I am also dealing with the fact that everyone in my house is sick and I feel like I am just one snotty tissue from going down in flames. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the weather. Predicted weather for […]

Peak Week: Am I Dead Yet?

<Yawn> Sorry about that. I am knee-deep in week 15 of an 18-week training plan and the cumulative fatigue has become an all-encompassing, bone-deep, I can barely move my limbs kind of tired. Week 15 is peak week in my current training plan, which is a cobbled together plan that takes all of the favorite […]

Ragnar Adirondacks here I come!

A few weeks ago, I entered a contest in the hopes of winning an entry onto a team of mother runners to run a Ragnar race. Spoiler alert: I won! And now I am frantically making lists and packing and unpacking bags while I count down the days to go-time. Let me back up. The […]

My Running #BucketList

All of this race selection waffling has me pondering big questions when it comes to what I am trying to get out of a marathon. Sure, I’ve got that big goal out there to run 50 marathons by my 50th birthday. But I don’t really want to just “accumulate” marathons along the way. Those race […]

I’m sick, tired, and waffling.

A few months ago, I confidently embarked on a training plan to break 4:00:00 at the Steamtown Marathon on October 8. Since then, that plan has fallen apart piece by piece and I’m not sure how to get myself back on track. As I’ve mentioned before, I love the Steamtown Marathon. It’s easily my favorite […]

The Wild Savedges take on the Kinzua Country Tango

When we first moved to Warren, PA, we learned that the town is home to a rather unique race – the Kinzua Country Tango. The Tango is it’s known in these parts is part triathlon, part adventure race, and part bada$$ fun. This year, my husband, 14-year-old daughter, and I decided to take it on. […]

Breaking 4: What’s next on the horizon

After I finished the Pittsburgh Marathon, I was left with a conundrum. I love to run marathons, and when I run them just for fun – with n time goals or other pressure – it seems as though I am lucky enough to be able to run several a year without worrying about injury. I love […]

2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Race Review

Race Date: May 7, 2017 Time: 4:31:12 Weather: mid-upper 40s and SUNNY Course: One mega-hill; several rolling hills Run Again: Yes. Maybe. Race Recap: In the week leading up to this race, I have to admit I was dreading it. And questioning my own sanity. The weather forecast for Sunday was grim – low 40’s and rain, rain, rain. […]