Hello! My name is Annette. I live next to a river, in a pretty city with yellow bridges and lovely people. The river is called the Allegheny, and the city is Pittsburgh. It is the city where I live my best life and train for road races, year around.
Running makes me a better person every day. The physical act of running has led me down a highway of opportunities and experience that I never thought possible. From the first time raced a boy and won, to the Boston Marathon, running has taught me how to be competitive and gracious at the same time. In 2011, running brought me from Sacramento, California, to a small town called Waynesburg, in Pennsylvania (by airplane). It was at Waynesburg that I ran cross country and track and grew as a competitive athlete. Upon graduating in 2015, life brought me to the city of Pittsburgh.
I make my home in Pittsburgh’s Strip District and absolutely adore it! I do not live in Pittsburgh because I have to…I live (and run) in Pittsburgh on purpose. I have been running competitively for the past twelve years and in those twelve years, I have learned more about myself and the world around me than any classroom, sanctuary, or friend has ever taught me. Running does not replace those things in my life…it enhances them. The goal of my blog is to share my passion for running and to encourage you in your own pursuits by educating and motivating you. Writing is an outlet for me, similar to that of running. I am here to share my journey as well as my knowledge and to connect with the running community near and far. If you are interested in hiring a virtual running coach, reach out to me. You can also read some of my clients’ stories, here! My name is Annette. I am passionate about running, the city of Pittsburgh, and helping people reach their fitness goals. You will find me personal training at the local YMCA, writing running plans for runners, studying for a master in healthcare informatics, running for New Balance of Pittsburgh, and exploring the Steel City. Follow me on Instagram (Annette_RunsPgh) for daily inspiration and a sneak peek of my life in Pittsburgh!