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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Guest Blog: “Run Free” by Daniel Zanatta

The nature around me is all I could ask for. My breath gets heavier at every step, but I know I cannot give up. The fight against failure is the only thing that keeps my body moving hours after hours and takes me to another level of perception. When I am running on trails, I […]

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Think About Your Legacy – It’s What People Actually Remember

I recently started reading a wonderful book by Stephanie Melish titled Bank Your Mistakes. It’s a great read, and it’s part of my personal/professional development reading. While there are often parallels between business development and running (goals, success, long term vision, etc.), the first chapter in this book truly connects in a way that nearly startled […]

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Running Shoes: Another Mile with Australia’s @TheWoundedPelicans

You may remember my interview from 2016 with the one of a kind Wounded Pelicans from Australia. In that interview, Tofes & Ant – distance runners among many other athletic titles – aimed to run several, several endurance events to raise 20,000 AUD for the Queensland Cancer Council. They may have seemed crazy at the […]

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Handling Minor Injuries During Training

A question I am asked a lot as a running coach is What do I do when I am injured? Usually, runners are on two completely opposite sides of the spectrum: Run through the pain to stop all together. As someone with a minor injury at the moment, you’ll be happy to know that there is an […]

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Shin Splints & Brain Splints Just Rollin’ With It

A couple of weeks ago, I began to notice a strange, not so much pain but more like getting the wind knocked out of my lower leg, feeling. When I got up from sitting, it felt like if I put weight on it, my whole lower leg would give out (hence the family foam rolling, […]

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2017 #GAMEONPGH Training Plan – 2:10

Ah, the time has come – the time to climb back into half marathon shape! I ran a 5k this weekend and my legs are sore (loling). I mean, I think part of that was because I ran faster than I have been lately. But the other part is that I just haven’t gotten as […]

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