Crushing Personal Records

This past winter, Derek and I focused on racking up the mileage for our half marathon training. We committed to an intermediate plan and diligently increased our long-distance runs, tagging along with our marathoner-in-training, Ed Frutig, along the Maple Heart Trail. 455 more words

Sarah Strong

Mind over Body

Just over a month left until my fourth half marathon in the Lincoln National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon 2016 on May 1, I went on a three-and-a-half-week business trip to South Korea to recruit students for the fall semester of 2016. 869 more words


Getting So Close!

As you may know, I have a goal to hit 50 miles for the month of April. It has been a strange and stressful month, what with the loss of one of our fur babies, two cases of infant flu, my babysitters having the flu and being unable (and unwelcome) to take care of the kiddos (which meant that I had to call out of work), and weird temperature fluctuations. 441 more words


This Is Big (Sur)

“If we were told we could only run one marathon in our lifetime, Big Sur would have to be it.” —Bart Yasso, chief running officer, … 422 more words

Health & Fitness

Active PGH | Pirates Charities 5k

This weekend I participated in my first official 5k race benefitting the Pittsburgh Pirates Charities. It was a beautiful morning for a race, a tad chilly, but the sun rise was so gorgeous to watch. 126 more words


What's Helping Me with My Fitness Post Baby

As I mentioned in my training log on Monday, I already met one of my April goals last week, as well as broke my almost year old 5k PR.   527 more words


The Diversity Of Goals

Last weekend, I ran in the Chicago Shamrock Shuffle, an 8 kilometer race through The Loop. I was very unsure if I would be able to meet my goal. 411 more words

Race Day