What’s Next?! Countdown to Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

With the entire winter devoted to training for Shamrock I haven’t had much opportunity to talk about what’s coming up next – Pittsburgh Marathon weekend! For the 4th year in a row I am running in my hometown – the UPMC Half Marathon on Sunday, May 3rd and even better I am doing so as an Official Blogger!  Unlike the 12 weeks I spent recapping my weekly training for Shamrock I won’t do the same for Pittsburgh….

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Friday Five: Strawberries in the Spring!

TGIF y’all! I’m pretty sure I said this last week as well but this week absolutely flew. Even though we are expecting snow – again – tomorrow we are officially in spring. It’s time again for Friday Five linking up with my partners in crime, Courtney and Cynthia. I sometimes cringe when we do these food related themes because I’m not exactly a foodie. I don’t generally bake and I’m lucky when I actually have time…

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Currently… Thinking Out Loud v13

Happy Thursday all – just one more day to the weekend. That must mean it’s time to do a little thinking!  Linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons! My life has been a little crazy busy lately and I feel I haven’t gotten to all the things I need to do (personal assistant where are you?!) I finally filed my taxes earlier this week so hurrah for that but then my blender and mini…

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Shamrock Half Marathon Race Recap

Shamrock. Lucky, lucky Shamrock. I had high hopes for this race. A 13 week training plan (which I almost never do) after a long running rest from the marathon and excitement to see so many peeps. I had good training weeks, some bad and some nonexistent. I couldn’t get any consistency going which caused me to adjust my race goals but I was determined to also have fun in the process.   All that said the…

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Weekend Update: Beach = Happy Place

I do not think I need to tell you (again) how much I L-O-V-E the beach! I was happy to make the trek back to Virginia Beach for the Shamrock Half. My initial travel plans had me scheduled to depart on Saturday morning for an overnight trip. Earlier in the week as I reviewed my arrangements I realized the hotel I booked was 2 miles from everything. Um, yeah – I didn’t want to walk 2…

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