Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pittsburgh Running Blogger Spotlight: Gretchen

When I took over the Pittsburgh Running Bloggers a few months ago, I knew I wanted to do something to expose everyone to these awesome bloggers I share a city with! I finally figured out the best idea, I am going to do a spotlight of the bloggers for the next few weeks!! I love reading all of their blogs, now I can’t wait to share them with you all!

This weeks Pittsburgh Running Blogger spotlight is on Gretchen from GretchRuns.

Hi! I'm Gretchen, a runner from Pittsburgh. I've lived in Pittsburgh my whole life, and went to Penn State University to study Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Spanish. Ever since I've graduated, I've caught the travel bug and have visited eight different countries in two years. I love watching and playing sports (especially cheering on the Pirates and Steelers!) In my blog, I write about training for my next race, going on my next adventure, and even planning my wedding.

What is your favorite local race and why?
G: Pittsburgh 10 miler. I love the distance, the course, and the weather is perfect!

What is your favorite thing about running?
G: Becoming a better person of myself. I truly believe running makes me the happiest, healthiest version of myself! I've also been able to spread my love to different friends and my fiancé, who is a self-proclaimed running hater.

What is your favorite piece of running gear?
G: My Garmin Forerunner 10, or my yaktrax in the winter.

What is your favorite running moment?
G: I recently finished the Marathon on the Mountain at Seven Springs. It was by far the toughest challenge I've ever faced. About 2 miles in, I didn't think I would even finish (I'll spare you the details of what happened) but I ended up finishing very strong and have never been prouder of myself, and I can't wait to run again this year!

You can find Gretchen on social media! She is on twitter and Instagram. Make sure you stop by her blog and check it out!

If you are a Pittsburgh Running Blogger and would like to be added to the list, please contact me


  1. Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog!! This is such a great idea and I can't wait to see who you introduce us to next :)

    xx Gretchen @

  2. So glad you thought of this! There are so many good blogs out there and this is a great way to showcase them. I recently just started following gretchens blog and I am happy I came across it, it's very good and she has interesting topics everyday.

  3. Thanks so much Shaun! I'm so glad I found your blog too :) I'm glad to have you as a reader!

  4. These highlights are a great idea! Gretchen, you need to do a recap of the Marathon on the Mountain! I want the details!

  5. You're so sweet Nichole! I'm glad I found you too:)

  6. I will try!! Unfortunately it conflicts with another race I'm doing, but maybe we can get some coffee(or a beer!) And I can tell you about it:)