I’m Finally Ready To Talk About My DNF

Anyone who follows me knows by now that I did not finish my last half marathon. I was side lined completely at little under 10.5 miles. I’ve already beat myself up, consistently, for not just finishing the damn thing when where were less than three miles to go. Anyway. I didn’t blog for a month […]

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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 […]

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Lessons Learned – 2017 Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training

Every training season comes with new experiences, new triumphs, new trials, and of course – new lessons learned. Last year during my Pittsburgh Half training and race, I learned that I was capable of finishing a race with terrible case of ITBS. More importantly, I learned that I was capable of just about anything. This […]

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The Scariest Part of Registering For My First 26.2

So, maybe I haven’t run a full marathon…but I have registered for two of them and have backed down. There. I admit it. I registered for Pittsburgh when I was still in my “new runner honey moon phase” and didn’t understand what the hell I was actually doing, and then I registered for Rock N […]

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That Time I Ran a Half Marathon On A Whim

I’m going to try not to spew word vomit here, but I just have so much to say about my experience at the Rock N Roll D.C. half marathon. Not only was it my first RnR race, but it was also my first time running in D.C. Of course, there’s a bit of a back […]

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#GAMEONPGH Training Update: And Just Like That, I’m Faster

Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have noticed that my pace has picked up a bit. I’ve worked my way out of the 10:42 zone and have been running below 10:30. On my last long run, which was 7 miles, I ran at a pace of 10:16 per mile. I didn’t do […]

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Running Shoes: Meet Kate – @themigrainedrunner

When I began posting about my random migraines, I received so many great questions about running while suffering from those horrid headaches. Thankfully, my migraines were “pop up” headaches and I haven’t had one for weeks. I think it was medication related, and now that I’m not that medication, I haven’t had one since. However, that […]

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The Slump, The Fog, And Whatever Other Names Runners Call Their Low Points

  When you first meet, it’s new and exciting. You’re getting to know each other. You’re figuring out what you like and what you tolerate. You consistently try to take it to the next level and find which buttons to push and which not to push. It’s always fun and it’s always exciting. But then…things start to get “old.” […]

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#FitRunnerProject – TWO WEEK MARK!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to make a positive change in my nutrition, health and fitness. Oh, side note: this post will probably be very loooong. Anyway… I recently spiraled out of control with food. I wasn’t eating a TON of it, but I was eating ALL meals that weren’t really that sustainable […]

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Recap: #GAMEONPGH UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kickoff Training Run

Confession: This was the first time I ran with a group. Realization: I LOVED it. Today I drove into Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh Half Marathon kick-off training run. I thought, what better way to officially start my #GAMEONPGH training than with a huge group of wonderful people who have the same goal as I do? Turns […]

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