Suns Out, Guns Out

Summer time fitness check in: It’s been a couple months since the spring semester has let out and since I’ve been back state side (more on my Taiwan trip to come, my bad for the delay!). Here’s what I’ve been up to in my fitness game. First up – Measurements: Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 41″ Chest:…

NEW Leadership PA Class of 2016

About a week or two ago I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the  NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership week long program hosted via Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politic at Chatham University. It was an intense week jam packed with knowledge, connecting and networking with new friends,  educational workshops plus a trip…

Ready to Run 2016

Notes from this year’s Ready to Run workshop! This is an annual event that happens in January, hosted at Chatham University via the PCWP. Speakers: Tom Baker – allegheny county dist 1 Councilman Congresswoman Schwartz #readytorun Stats: 80% of the legislator are men Had only one woman representing 19% women locally County wide 17% Not…

Frigid Bitch 2016

Finally here’s the recap on the Third Annual Frigid Bitch! This is my second alleycat race and this year ended up being even colder than last. The week leading up got up into the 70’s and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be frigid at all. Alas mother nature had other plans and…

Breaking Boundaries: Assess. Empower. Act.

CMU’s 2016 Mosaic Gender Conference This year’s special speaker was Jackie Fox: attorney and former bass player for the Runaways This year’s conference was initiated by the #blacklivesmatter activist movement. multiple identities social media there are all gender bathrooms here there are recycling containers here as well 1:30-2:00 pm is reflect time – PAR is…

Women and Biking Forum

Session 1 – Winning the Streets We Want (Other sessions: Bike Maintenance I & Harder/Better/Faster/Stronger) Look for BikePed Committee in Lawrenceville Start one at Chatham?? T-shirts Successful committee attendance – have near or at food/drink place; biker friendly area, monthly occurrence (same day, time); have guest speakers; have impactful first meeting Bike Lane Construction East…

CAB Take on Taiwan 2016: Preparations

In about 10 hours I’ll be heading out to the PGH Airport then in another 2 hours I will board a plane and begin my adventure to Taiwan. I’m super excited and grateful for this opportunity. Not only to visit and experience another country and their culture but to do so with some really good…

Spring Break Check-In

Fall semester has come and gone; winter break has come and gone, and now I’m heading into the 10th week of my spring semester a.k.a. spring break! Spring semester is once again my most busy and full schedule and this semester is particularly so. On top of taking 20 credits I’ve started my thesis project,…

2015 Recap

January: Training Runs and Races: 11.5 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 15.7 miles Gym: 9x Kayaking February: Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 34.2 miles Gym: 6x Kayaking March: Training Runs and Races: 27.38 miles Commuting, Training, Touring & Recreational Bike Rides: 74.3 miles Gym: 8x April: Training Runs and Races:…

2015 National Bike Challenge

I wrote about this year’s national bike challenge in one of my fitness updates but here is a recap of this year (12 months) in biking mileage. Official challenge begins: Official challenge ends: I biked nearly 4,000 miles this year totaling at 3,917.7 miles These miles are totaled from commuting to and from work, school,…

2015 Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen Bike Race

When I first heard about this event, I thought “no way! this is insane! you gotta be on some other level of crazy to do this!” About a year goes by and as I’m watching the latest videos and reading about that years event I start to think “I could probably do this but I’d…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…