You Look Good In That

Image via Wikipedia This story really begins at 3 PM, Saturday afternoon, December 4th. After spending the morning quite diligently working on school related items, I put on my spandex running pants, fleece, and mittens, and geared up for a run. There is nothing like a winter run; there is always the chance that snow will fall. I love the way you feel energized and toasty. Now, I live in Lawrenceville, and so if I’m not willing to drive to a park and run—and really, in my heart of hearts … [Read more...]

Best Pittsburgh Breakfast?

Image by KitAy via Flickr Oh holiday time... so many people to see, so little time.  Lots of old friends coming back to Pittsburgh with new friends (and  future spouses) who are getting their first glimpse of future Pittsburgh holidays to come.  I just got an email asking for breakfast place suggestions.  Where would you take a friend on their first Pittsburgh visit for breakfast? My suggestions were: Pamela's Coca Square Cafe What would you suggest for a Pittsburgh … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It… NPR Story about Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh was featured on NPR last week - From Steel To Tech, Pittsburgh Transforms Itself : NPR. The story talks about Pittsburgh transformation from steel making to technology and includes an interview with Pittsburgh startup NoWait - which I have heard really good things about - definitely worth a look. Looks like there is that there is room in the restaurant market to compete with OpenTable.  Do you use OpenTable for reservations? I rarely make reservations - and one of the great … [Read more...]

Unbridled Yoga Enthusiasm

Image via Wikipedia Two winters ago, I became a hot yoga enthusiast. My introduction to hot yoga began as follows: One sunny but brisk afternoon, I was all geared up in my spandex leggings[1], Under Armor, mittens, and ear warmers. My Ipod was freshly charged. I was itching for a good winter run. Well, I walked outside my door, ran across the street and inexplicably tripped over the curb and sprained my ankle. This was kind of embarrassing, as a) I was literally ten feet from my front … [Read more...]

Bringing Bicycles to the Big Screen

Image by lemonad via Flickr On Monday, December 20 - you can catch the Pittsburgh premier of Life Cycles - a feature length documentary about bicycles.  I will admit that I am not an avid cyclist - but I am in full support of bicycling in Pittsburgh.  While I have become a pro at pedaling a bike to nowhere (thanks to spinning class) I haven't gotten the nerve to ride in traffic. Thankfully Pittsburgh has an amazing bicycle community (thank you Bike Pittsburgh!) - last night I was driving a … [Read more...]