Bigfoot Hunting??? Well, not really Bigfoot hunting on a literal level. Bigfoot represents our interest in the unknown, to seek knowledge, to enjoy the mysterious and peel back it’s layers. To me it’s a metaphor for pushing myself to learn and experience new things. Running on a new trail in the woods; challenging myself with a new race distance/elevation gain/trail conditions; trying something completely new in the lab; or learning a topic I know nothing about. Push yourself physically and mentally, and never stop growing as a person. And who knows, maybe you’ll find Bigfoot.
- Pushing New Boundaries with my 2024 Trail RacesI’m now looking to next year’s races, and just signed up for my first timed trail race: the Wild Goose Trail Festival 36 hour race, put on by Sassquad Trail Runners. The idea is to run as far as you can over the 36 hours. The elevation gain over 100 miles is 11,275 ft vertical… Read more: Pushing New Boundaries with my 2024 Trail Races
- Be thankful for the ability to runI was out for an evening run on the Lehigh University cross country fields. Three miles in, my calves were burning and I felt like it was turning into a bad run. I had a stressful day and had not slept well last night, and was considering cutting my losses and ending early. Then I… Read more: Be thankful for the ability to run
- 2019 Pittsburgh Marathon (My first!)Cold, rainy, hilly, amazing, depleting, exhilarating. These are some simple words to describe my first marathon. When I told my non-running friends that I signed up for the Pittsburgh marathon, most looked at me and subtly shook their heads. Some said I was crazy, others said my knees would wear down from all the running.… Read more: 2019 Pittsburgh Marathon (My first!)
- No turning back now.Pittsburgh Marathon. 5 May 2019.