Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon: Here We Are

It’s Monday. The Pittsburgh Marathon is on Sunday. As in six days from now ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon: Less Than Two Weeks to Go

With just under a quarter of my 20-mile training run for the Pittsburgh Marathon completed on Saturday, a car whose driver was texting and driving pushed me off the road forcing me to step weird on some dried mud. I immediately felt pain on the top of my right foot. I also immediately panicked, due to the foot injury I endured after the Pittsburgh EQT 10 Miler last November ....more

The Worst Easter Ever

“This is the worst Easter ever,” he choked out between heart-wrenching sobs, his tears dripping down his red cheeks onto his blue dress shirt. I pulled him close, his tears and snot mixing together and dripping onto my neck. I didn’t want to say, “You know what, Buddy, it sure is!” I felt it, deep in my being, but I didn’t want to make him more upset ....more

What I Want for My 33rd Birthday

My husband has been pestering the ever-living daylights out of me. “What do you want for your birthday? What do you want for your birthday? ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with My Brother

My baby brother turned 25 this week. We went to his birthday party on Saturday to celebrate with my family. At some point during the festivities, the boys and I took a walk around the back of my brother’s property, walking up the road to the top of the hill ....more

US Airways' Social Media Team Had a VERY Bad Day

US Airways committed the blunder of all Twitter blunders today, when someone on its social media team tweeted something inappropriate. I don't even know if I can tell you what it was, because my mother-in-law tells me not to share anything on the Internet that I wouldn't tell my grandma. And I simply cannot imagine telling my grandmother that US Airways tweeted a photo of a model airplane in a vagina....more
Linda Anselmi Agh! Linda, you win! That is so funny.more

Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon: Just One Marathon

Hi. My name is Jenna. It has been twenty-three hours since my last Pittsburgh Marathon training run ....more

Joining Forces and The Elizabeth Dole Foundation to Focus on Military Caregivers in 2014

Yesterday I learned some sobering statistics about military caregivers from Joining Forces. 5.5 million Americans are caring for ill or wounded service members and veterans. Of those 5.5 million, 1.1 million of those spouses, parents, and friends are providing care to a US veteran who served since 9/11....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One Where We Went Back Outside

Spring arrived. Now I find myself saying my very favorite sentence of the year, in any number of variations: “GO OUTSIDE!” “GO PLAY OUTSIDE!” “GET THEE OUTSIDE, MY YOUNG LADS!” No, really, I’ve said that to the boys. The best outside time has always been and will always be our after dinner playtime in the fresh air ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Marathon: Beating The Wall

16. Sixteen. SIXTEEN MILES ....more