Category Archive: Adventure

Spring Fling

Dear running, I love you. You keep me healthy and strong. I eat better and am more balanced when I am with you. Together we have traveled the world and I am a… Continue reading

RR: Shamrock Marathon

In a very last minute decision I decided to run the Shamrock marathon. I needed to get out of Pittsburgh and Isaac, Michelle and Mike made the stars align. I’ve never run two… Continue reading

RR: The Antarctica Marathon

  “When you see someone putting on his running shoes, you can be pretty sure that an adventure is about to happen.”  ~Winnie the Pooh Pre-Race I awaken to Rupert, our German expedition… Continue reading

Charity: The Final Pre-Antarctica Update

  It is with great nervousness and excitement that I begin the last blog post before I run the Antarctica Marathon. My bags are packed, my cat is in his temporary new home,… Continue reading

An Open Letter to the City of Pittsburgh

  Dear Pittsburgh,   I have been a resident for two and a half years. You have helped me attain an education in affiliation with one of the best psychiatric hospitals in the… Continue reading

RR: Marine Corps Marathon 2008

  On Sunday I ran my second marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon. After a summer full of strong and consistent training, quality cross-training and finally feeling like I had this marathoning thing down,… Continue reading

RR: The Great Race 10K

  Yesterday I ran Pittsburgh’s The Great Race. It is one of the largest road races in America and the largest 10K in PA. Last year I had my PR (51:15) on the… Continue reading

20 Miles at Elorapalooza

  Today I was up at 5:30 to run 20 miles around the lake at beautiful North Park. Pre-20 I get to the boathouse around 7 (it’s at least a half an hour… Continue reading

RR: Ikea Montour Half Marathon

On Saturday I ran the Ikea Montour Trail Half Marathon. As always,  I wasn’t sure how the race was going to go. I haven’t run a half marathon since a disastrous Baltimore Half… Continue reading

Super Sweet 17

  Today I ran my 17 miles in North Park which has a 5-mile paved running/biking loop around a beautiful lake about 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh. The course has rolling hills which… Continue reading