“Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.” When I started running, I did not know that this sport would impact me in the ways that it… Continue reading Global Running Day – Reflections
Summertime is quickly approaching and with it many hot, humid days here in Western Pennsylvania. Peaking in the spring makes for a great off-season in the summer. I will be honest: I don’t necessarily like running in the summer. Sure, I will still run to work, early in the morning but, those mid-day runs are… Continue reading Summer Conditioning
I assumed that my recovery after running Boston (my second marathon) would be similar to how I felt after running my first marathon: sore for days, struggling down stairs, crazy hip soreness for weeks, etc. I really did take a long time to recover a year ago. I think that my body has physically grown a lot in… Continue reading The PGH Half: my cool-down after Boston
The months leading up to the Boston Marathon were some of the best training cycles I have ever had. It all started in March of 2016 when I ran the Myrtle Beach Marathon (MBM) with my college teammates Megan and Jamie. I have to start this post with a shout-out to Meg and Jamie because… Continue reading Only One Boston
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon. I knew this quote by Emil Zatopek to be true after running my first marathon in 2016. This time around though, I lived it. That is what Boston does to you: it takes everything that you… Continue reading Boston: A Different Life
In eleven days, on the third Monday in April, the sun will rise over the city of Boston as it does every day. In eleven days, on the third Monday in April, thousands of runners will gather in a little town called Hopkinton, as they have done for 120 years. In eleven days, on the… Continue reading My Road to Boston
People always want to know how I have time to train for a marathon, when I run, etc. What I have learned about marathon training is that it is more about time management than anything else. You have to CREATE time to train and if you don’t, you will not train as effectively as you… Continue reading How Do You Have Time to Train for a Marathon?