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 […]

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. […]

Whole30 Day 28: Undone by Ruby Red

Over the past 28 days of my Whole 30 journey, I have made it through gymnastics field trips, late-night swim meets, long runs, day long doctor’s visits, house guests, an extremely stressful family emergency, family visits, and road trips, all while staying 100 percent Whole 30 compliant. But today, on day 28 – just two […]

2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Training: Week One

If there is one thing that you have probably gathered after reading this blog it is that I really enjoy running marathons. I like visiting new areas and checking out new places on foot. And I absolutely love the camaraderie of meeting fellow runners during training and along the course. Last year was a huge […]

2016: The Year In Review

This morning, I listened the latest podcast from Angie and Trevor with the Marathon Training Academy (a great podcast if you’re interested,) in which the husband/wife team recapped their races for 2016 and it inspired me to take a look back at my own running year. Initially, I didn’t really think I accomplished too much […]

2016 Philadelphia Marathon Race Review

Race Date: November 20, 2016 Time: 4:58:03 Weather: COLD and WINDY! Course: Rolling hills Run Again: Definitely Race Recap I went into the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon with some personal drama swirling in my life (my car broke down in Philly rush hour traffic on Friday before the race and a building blizzard was threatening my […]

2016 Wineglass Marathon Race Review

Race Date: October 2, 2016 Location: Corning, NY Weather: Perfect (50’s and overcast with little to no wind) Course: A few slight inclines but for the most part flat or slightly downhill Run Again? Probably not. Race Recap: I have wanted to run the Wineglass Marathon for years. I have heard such good things about […]

2016 Buffalo Marathon Race Review

Race Date: May 29, 2016 Location: Buffalo, NY Weather: H.O.T.!! Course: Rolling Hills Run Again? Sure! There is just one word that could be used to describe the 2016 Buffalo Marathon. H.O.T. That race was hot, hot, brutally hot. Which is not something that you would expect in Buffalo, New York at any time of […]