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Pittsburgh Half Marathon Runner of Steel medal

This weekend marks the fourth time my feet will hit the pavement to cover long miles through the city of Pittsburgh and I can’t wait! This is by far one of my favorite places to run a marathon or half marathon because I get to visit family and during the race, the miles are marked […]

Wordless Wednesday: Half Marathon Style

HMRRC half marathon finisher medal

I just finished a long season of training for the fall HMRRC half-marathon. My goal was to achieve a new PR of 2:30. The run was a lot harder than expected. A sentiment shared throughout my running group making me feel a tad better it wasn’t just me. But the dreaded IT band problems plagued every step […]

Claim a Mile & Run With Me!

Claim a Mile Pittsburgh Marathon

Last year at this time, hubs & I were gearing up to run the Pittsburgh Marathon.  I must be a glutton for punishment, because once again, the roads in the ‘Burgh will be treading by under foot in a few weeks. Yes…we are going back… Now, as you may recall, I had horrendous ITB problems - […]

Inspiration for the Marathon Run


I did it. I can’t believe it.  I finished. Business is settled. Take THAT 26.2 miles of pain…you did not win this time. I’m a scrapper. Just when I think I have nothing left, I will dig deeper. And that is exactly what I had to do to get through this. Dig deep. **The following […]

The Long Road to a Marathon

Albany 10 Miler Photo by Donna Davidson

As most of you know, I have signed up with the hubs to run the Pittsburgh Marathon.  According to the countdown clock, I have 14 days. I’m starting to get nervous. 13 years ago, I attempted my first marathon and at the half-way mark (13 miles!) I was pulled off the course. It was cold and […]

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