I have to let y’all know that my favorite way to see a new city is to walk around. The problem is that normally I only see the downtown area by doing this. Enter a local race, like the Pittsburgh Marathon. Even with a new course this year, the marathon in Pittsburgh, PA will take… Continue reading Pittsburgh Marathon
Last May the full marathon in Pittsburgh was my first of two full marathons in the month of May. This year, I am not being nearly as daring. I am running the half in both of those cities as opposed to the full. First, I spent Saturday morning wedding dress shopping with my daughter and… Continue reading Pittsburgh Half Marathon Recap
I packed the car again today for another trip. Different city, different race, different car. Totally different route to Pittsburgh than I had originally thought about a month ago. I love the City of Pittsburgh. I still get twinges of Pitt hate as I am, and always will be, a Mountaineer but now that neither… Continue reading Traveling Again
I am a sucker for a zoo so I didn’t bat an eyelash – marathon on Sunday or not – when my daughters planned a trip to the zoo on the Friday of my time in Pittsburgh. The five of us – my youngest, my two daughters, my one daughter’s girlfriend and I – heading… Continue reading Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
I laugh as I have been asked many times. Why are you running in Pittsburgh? There are at least three races much closer to home, including my home town half marathon, the same day. Why are you going to Pittsburgh? You cannot even type the emphasis people put on the word Pittsburgh either. It is… Continue reading Why Pittsburgh?