Happy Holidays

I wanted to wish all of my wonderful friends and readers a very happy holidays! Tomorrow I will be off to Montana to spend the next 9 days looking something like this: I’ll… Continue reading

Review: Pittsburgh Urban Active and Recipe: Curried Squash Soup

Today I went to the gym. I go to the gym regularly: as a student I get a free gym membership to Pitt’s gym and my condo has a fitness center. Pitt has… Continue reading

40 Under 40 Celebration

Last week was the Pittsburgh 40 Under 40 awards ceremony. In a last-minute turn of events my family decided to drive from DC to help me, Dave and my one of my best… Continue reading

i2P Amazon Expedition Report

On October 19, 2010 I left for a 14-day expedition into the deep Amazon jungle where I would hike 100 semi-supported miles as part of the impossible2Possible (i2P) team. i2P is an organization… Continue reading

Pittsburgh 40 Under 40

I’m back from the Amazon, safe, sound and parasite-free (I think). It was an incredible adventure and I’m working on some thank-yous and getting caught up before I write up a report. With… Continue reading

i2P Amazon Taper

It’s been a busy few weeks getting ready for the Amazon! Two weeks ago The Cyclist and I ran the Great Race 10K. It was my fourth Great Race and The Cyclist’s first… Continue reading

i2P Amazon Training at the YUTC 50K

Today I ran/hiked 50K at the Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic as part of my training for a 200K expedition through the Amazon next month (www.jungle2010.com). It was a beautiful day at one of… Continue reading

Beautiful Bozeman

Last week I met The Cyclist (TC) in Bozeman, Montana for a week of vacation. TC grew up in Montana and has raved about it since we first met. I’ll be honest: when… Continue reading

Cemetery 17

There were several things I knew would happen today: I would wake up early, I  would hike for Amazon training, and I would enjoy it. I did not, however, anticipate spending over 5… Continue reading

Tyke on a Hike

When I was in Ottawa last weekend I stayed with Ray’s brother, John, who gave me so much invaluable training advice. When I proudly told him I recently had a big weekend with… Continue reading