Race Recap: 2015 Pittsburgh Half Marathon

My Pittsburgh Half Marathon experience didn’t go quite as expected. While I never stated a goal other than wanting to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, I hoped to run well. I didn’t think I would PR and beat my 2014 Columbus Half Marathon time, but I thought I might come in between my 2013 Columbus Half Marathon and my 2013 Cleveland Half Marathon ....more

Use Your iPhone Camera & Other Apps To Get Great Photos

Welcome to our first BlogHer University: Focus on Photography lesson. Today we'll be discussing the iPhone camera, how to get the most out of it, and what other camera apps exist to help you capture the best photos. ...more

Welcome to BlogHer University: Focus on Photography

May is National Photo Month, so we've decided to host a course on photography for BlogHer University. No matter your skill or camera, you will come away from this month having learned something and having photographed something. Everyone can benefit from a course on photography. ...more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One With The Fort

Both boys are present in that picture. We hung out at home on Sunday, enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine. I walked around the front and back yard barefoot, looking at the growth on plants and my weeping cherry tree, while the boys played ball and swords and all variety of games ....more

Grow Your Community By Understanding Your Instagram Stats

Instagram provides users with a great way to build overall influence and reach via social media. Once considered just a simple way to share photos, Instagram provides users and brands looking to work with users a unique addition to the overall social package. ...more
This is really great! I had no idea there were so many tools to measure Instagram stats. The ...more

Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: Race Week Is Here!

The Pittsburgh Marathon is on Sunday. Today is Monday. I’m in part-planning, part-panic mode, as is par for the course ....more

As the Sun Sets on 33

Today is the last day of 33. It’s been a year. Most years are, of course ....more

What I Want for My 34th Birthday

My birthday is in two days. As per usual, my husband, parents, and close friends keep asking me what I want to celebrate another turn around the sun. As per usual, I don’t really know ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with Ice Cream Shop

Every spring, shortly after Little League starts, the ice cream shop in the City Park opens. It’s one of the highlights of the season. It’s filled with hard dip ice cream in tons of flavors, milkshakes galore, and other yummy treats ....more

Training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon: Time to Taper

Nothing like starting your taper on Boston Marathon Day, right? Watching the amazing athletes run their hearts out to get across the finish line is nothing short of The Most Inspiring Running Thing Ever. And now those of us running the Pittsburgh Marathon get to… relax? ...more