Category: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Half Marathon

Pittsburgh Half Marathon

Congratulations to all those who became a Runner of Steel on Sunday! Runner of Steel is the title awarded all runners who complete the Pittsburgh Marathon and half marathon. It is a well-deserved title – the course is tough. Several of my friends and I became Runners of Steel on Sunday, running the Pittsburgh half…

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Will Run for Donuts

Will Run for Donuts

Yesterday, we kicked off the month of March with Team Challenge training on the track at Chatham’s AFC.   We have no idea how far we ran because keeping track of 13 laps to get to a mile requires more focus on number of laps than we were willing to give. Beth visited so we…

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Training, let’s begin again

Training, let’s begin again

Saturday, I went on my first non-race Team Challenge training run for 2014. We took it easy, since most of us haven’t been doing much running in the cold. (I haven’t run since the Frigid Five Miler kick-off run. Thanks Polar Vortex.) It was wonderful to be back out with the Team Challenge friends! Beth…

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Frigid 5 Miler, Pittsburgh, PA

Frigid 5 Miler, Pittsburgh, PA

Yesterday, Kevin and I kicked off our half marathon training* season at the Frigid Five Miler in North Park. It was pretty chilly with temperatures hovering right around freezing. But after the days below freezing last week, we can’t complain. Dressed in a three layers on top (short sleeve shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, light running…

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Guts and Glory 5k

Guts and Glory 5k

Running in Pittsburgh, PA This is the most fun race that I’ve done this year. It’s a virtual race run by my friend Becky, but since she lives in Pittsburgh, we decided to get together for the race and Beth came out from Cleveland to run, too. It was really great to run with these…

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Gatorade Steelers 5k, Pittsburgh, PA

Gatorade Steelers 5k, Pittsburgh, PA

On Saturday, we said hello to football season by running the Gatorade Steelers 5k right here in Pittsburgh. The race starts just outside Heinz Field runs past PNC Park out to the Sixteenth Street Bridge before looping back to end on the warming track at Heinz Field. We’d heard it was going to be crowded…

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Knit the Bridge: An Explosion of Yarn in Pittsburgh, PA

Knit the Bridge: An Explosion of Yarn in Pittsburgh, PA

Last Saturday, I finally got around to helping out with one of the most captivating projects in Pittsburgh right now: Knit the Bridge, a community-arts yarn-bombing project to cover the Warhol Bridge in handmade afghans. The afghans were put up by volunteers working all day on August 10th and 11th. Last Saturday and Sunday, black…

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