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2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend – Sunday

On Sunday, May 5th, I participated in the 2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. This was my second Pittsburgh marathon, after running the 2012 race, and my sixth marathon distance overall. Last year, I finished in 5:47:20, my slowest marathon … Continue reading

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2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend – Saturday

On Saturday, May 4th (MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU), I participated in the UPMC Health Plan/UPMC Sports Medicine Pittsburgh 5k. Christ, that is one long sponsor-y name. I signed up forever ago, when the idea of a shakeout run … Continue reading

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2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend – Friday

Instead of writing one obnoxiously gigantic post about my marathon weekend, I’ve decided to break it up into a few. After all, this was a three day affair. I was asked weeks before the marathon if I would be able … Continue reading

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It All Comes Down to This.

Well, here I am. It’s finally race weekend. I’ve spent the last eighteen weeks training for one single goal: a 4:30 marathon. I’m a race and marathon veteran at this point, but I can’t remember ever being this nervous and … Continue reading

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13th Annual Burgh’s 10K/5K Run

On Sunday, April 21, I participated in the 13th Annual Burgh’s 10K/5K Run on the Montour trail. I signed up for both the 5k and 10k forever ago, after hearing nothing but good things from my friend Alicia. This race … Continue reading

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Boston

What can I say about the Boston Marathon attack that hasn’t already been said? There are thousands of blogs and articles out there, far more eloquent than I could hope to be. I feel like I have truly nothing important … Continue reading

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13th Annual Just a Short Run

Last Saturday, I participated in the 13th Annual Just a Short Run 30k on the 30th day of the 3rd month of the 2013th year, 13 days after I turned 30. COULD THERE BE ANY MORE THREES. Maybe, but I’m … Continue reading

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Marine Corps 17.75k

On Saturday, March 23, I participated in the Marine Corps 17.75k event in Prince William Forest Park, Virginia. I had been eyeballing this race ever since December. Why? Well, I can’t remember when I made the decision exactly, but I … Continue reading

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Angry Sinuses and Lessons Learned

I’ve been so careful, since the flu season started, to do everything in my power to avoid illness. I obsessively took multivitamins, washed my hands, didn’t touch doorknobs, Purelled like it was going out of style, and took Emergen-C when … Continue reading

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38th Annual Spring Thaw

Last Saturday was the 38th annual Spring Thaw, which is a 10, 15, and 20 mile race held at North Park. I signed up for the 10 mile race this year, because it fell perfectly in conjunction with my marathon … Continue reading

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