5 things Friday: Baltimore crime, Australian Day, Tone It Up, half marathons, and hair clips

Baltimore has seen 10 murders in the first nine days of 2014. Sorry to kick off with such a downer, but WTF is wrong with people?? At this rate, we'll hit 400 murder this year. That is ridiculous. Are people annoyed because it's cold? January 26 is Australia Day at the National Aquarium. In good news, …

Why you should drag yourself out of bed early on Memorial Day and run a race

I signed up for the Special Operations Memorial Day 5K put on by Boston Street Running in Canton for the typical reasons: to have a race to keep me accountable, to work on my speed work, and to try to beat my 5K time. When I woke up at 6:01 am (we'll talk about odd …

Mistakes from the Pittsburgh half marathon

I won’t lie—I’m disappointed in my Pittsburgh half marathon performance. Yes, I’m definitely happy that I broke two hours, but I really wanted to beat my last time and my overall race experience was poor.  Everything went well leading up to the race. Steve and I got to Pittsburgh with no issues, met up with …