2020 Plans

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Every New Year it’s trendy to begin the “new year, new me” mantra. For me, 2020 will be different because I am finally finished with my degree in Business from Penn State University. 

I haven’t been a consistent runner since 2016 when I decided to return to working full-time while finishing school. The past 3 years of my life have been full of “all work and no play” and it’s made me a very dull girl (HAHA). While going to school I used exercise as a tool to combat stress but I was not able to really train and hit running goals. 

In 2018, I completed the Marine Corps Marathon, my first full marathon. I finished the race but I’m honestly lucky I didn’t get injured. I used a random training plan I found online and made my best effort to get the miles in. While training for MCM I worked full time at my day job while also working a 6 credit internship on my days off and weekends. 

For 2020 I want to focus on fitness, health and wellness.  My body feels like it was hit by a truck and I need to recover. I want to detox and eat clean while becoming more active overall. In addition to running I want to do yoga, garden, hike, bicycle and maybe try golfing. 

My first goal of 2020 is to complete the Pittsburgh Marathon. I need to redeem myself from my poor MCM performance. I ran the Pittsburgh Half in 2018 and it was the best running experience I’ve had. I am excited to return to Pittsburgh for the full distance. For this marathon, I hired a running coach to help me reconnect with running and meet my marathon goal. Happy 2020 and welcome to my marathon journey! I can’t wait to share it with you.

Use code BIBRAVE10PGH for $10 off the full, half or relay.

My coach is Brenda from run717.com and can be found on Facebook groups. Reach out to me if you have any questions on having a run coach or the Pittsburgh Marathon. I’ll probably do a later post about working with a running coach.


  1. Hey there. I’m going to run my first marathon and it just happens to be Pittsburgh. My husband gifted for Christmas coaching from Brenda! I’m a bit scared and excited at the same time! I’d love to follow your journey of 2020!

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    • Yay! I will see you there at Pittsburgh. I’m so happy to have a coach to guide me through. This is my 2nd marathon but I wasn’t really ready for my 1st.


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