Ran @pghmarathon Half today and had one of my slower times but always fun to run the streets of my city! Congrats to everyone who raced today! I can't complain about a 1:22 but especially doing that with just a handful of workouts since October. I realized I haven't posted much about running lately and it's just because I've been taking down time. I have big fall goals and after having my stomach issues and muscle issues before that (post partum issues) plus all the travel I've been doing I just decided to base train this spring. It's hard for me toe the line at a big race when I'm not "in shape" but it's a wonderful thing to run in my city, happy & healthy. Big thank you to @ljb1128 & fam for coming to cheer and taking this photo! #gameonpgh#runnerofsteel#PGH
Woohoo! I made it! I tripped in a pothole and had a massive fall .25 miles from the finish line. They ran over to see if I needed medical assistance, but I popped right up and finished. 🏃🏻♀️ #benderfitness#runnerofsteel#cantkeepmedown#pittsburghhalfmarathon
Injury update: I had no pain during the Half! My knee acted up after I finished, but I think that was due to the fall. I finished in 2 hours. Now icing my scrapped knee and my IT Band. 🏃🏻♀️
I wasn't familiar with this organization a few weeks ago, but Lindsey Shipp let me know how parallel my own mission of @everysweatmatters was to this nonprofit.
Check this out -
@achillespittsburgh helps those with disabilities participate in main stream athletics.
Many of the athletes have spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, amputations, and other "handicaps." But what I love about this nonprofit is that they "get" the importance of sweating for something bigger.
If you see marathon participants with the handcycles, chances are that Achilles International - Pittsburgh Chapter is behind it.
Shout out to Monica Michna and Katie Burke Matrisch for getting the Pittsburgh Chapter started.
I love that.
A solid message of never giving up.
Contact the organization for volunteer opportunities as well as events!
Five and a half miles to kick off marathon training 🏃🏻 Forever doubting myself and my body's capability for carrying itself the distance, but I'm working on that. I'm excited to see where this training journey takes me.