I am very excited to announce that I will be releasing my first ebook of essays, Don't Forget to Write on December 15th, which is my birthday! You can view my book website here!
I have been working on this project for a very long time. How long? 15 years!
Yes! You read that correctly. The essays included in my upcoming ebook span 15 years, including high school, college and, of course, life in the 'real world'.
I never dreamed as a 16 year old, scribbling away in a notebook, that I would have this opportunity to share my writing. But technology has done some amazing things and I feel very grateful for this.
I can't wait to share these essays with you! I'll also be giving out a special coupon code for the day of my birthday! Stay tuned!
Today I'm very excited to share a guest post from Alex, a fellow runner, who writes the blog, Everybody Loves You!
Pittsburgh has a lot of challenges when it comes to running and it's not just about the hills. Alex has kindly put together a list of the worst places to run in Pittsburgh, so you can be prepared.
I have to admit, Alex is a much faster runner than I am but he still finds the time to ponder life during his runs. Check out what he has to say below!
Between three marathons, two half marathons, six 10K’s and over fifty 5K’s, my feet have pounded a helluva lot of the pavement in and around Pittsburgh. And though there are many scenic vistas to enjoy, an overwhelming amount of the routes in our beloved city are definitely no leisurely walk (or “run”) in the park.
There is no doubt that Anna is the most accomplished athlete that I've ever had the pleasure of working out with. Before joining CrossFit Mt. Lebanon I knew of Anna's accomplishments as an Olympic Gold Medalist and a CrossFit Games Competitor. The first time I met her, I really wanted to make a good impression. She was coaching one of my first classes and asked to see my overhead squat before we started the workout. I nearly fell over backwards trying to perform the movement.
I felt embarrassed, but Anna simply told me not to worry, that I could do front squats for the workout and that we would work on my overhead squat. We did work on my overhead squat, and now I can perform them easily.
It may have seemed like a simple gesture at the time, but Anna's words made me feel like I could succeed at CrossFit and that is probably a big reason I stuck with it. Anna believed in me doing CrossFit before I believed I could do it.
In addition, to being an elite athlete, she is a coach who is often seen encouraging and mentoring everyone who walks through the doors at CrossFit Mt. Lebanon. When she is not completing her own workout, she is often found coaching other athletes. And even when she is working out, she's often cheering on others, as soon as she is done.
Since Anna has had such a positive influence on me, I wanted to ask her a few fitness related questions.
Author: Sarah Warman
I like to run, take pictures and write. I've combined all three in this blog.