For The Love Of The Run

I planned to write a blog entry every week of the pregnancy, but…that now seems a little bit excessive. I’d prefer to write when I hit milestones, and I think I have officially hit a running milestone smack dab at the start of week 15 (yesterday) of the pregnancy: I love running again just like I […]

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Running For Two: Entry 2 // 9 WEEKS | Morning Sickness & Running

First off, let’s get something straight: It isn’t morning sickness for most of us. Nah. For many of us, it’s morning sickness in every time zone and it can last all day, by extremely random as far as time-of-day, and sometimes doesn’t even strike until later in the day. For the most part, my sickness […]

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Running For Two: Entry 1 // 8 Weeks | Where It All Began

I still can’t believe I am starting an entire series on running while pregnant. I’m really happy about it now, but as many of my followers know, this was not the plan. I enjoyed having my daughter and my stepson. It was very manageable and while they have their moments, they’re low maintenance. And then one […]

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I’m Getting Faster, And I Think This Is Why

Oh hi there! It’s been way too long with out a blog post, don’t you think? You may have noticed that while my blogging decreased, my speed increased. Many of my followers have been asking what the deal is with that, so I want to take some time to explain my not-so-secret secrets. Hint: NO […]

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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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