About Kelly

gravHailing from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., I landed in Harrisburg accidentally after college. Fully intending for it to be temporary, I find myself still here six years later, with no intentions of leaving. Harrisburg is where I developed a love for my true passion, running. One day in 2010, I went for a stroll along the river in Front Street, and decided to turn my walk into a run. I probably made it a mile or so. And that was it. I’ve never looked back, and I can’t believe I went so long without running in my life. I don’t remember who I was without it. With a background in swimming, a transition to triathlons was easy, and I still dabble in them. However, my true love is distance running. I am happiest when I am out on a Saturday morning on my third hour of running. It’s a strange addiction. Most people think I am a health freak because of how much I run, but to be honest, I am the pickiest eater alive, and if I could survive on pizza and Diet Coke, I would. However, I can not, and I believe in moderation and balance in regards to my health. That being said, I used to be found at bars until last call, but now happy hour is more my jam because I tend to fall asleep by 8 p.m. Kelly Leighton joined SaraBozich.com in 2011 and is our resident triathlete with a passion for happy hour. Follow her on Twitter.

Kelly's Latest Posts

Celebrate Global Running Day

by: Kelly Leighton
June 7, 2017
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Today marks Global Running Day. The holiday, celebrated the first Wednesday in June, encourages people everywhere to go out and run. Whether it be a long run...

2017 Summer Race Roundup

by: Kelly Leighton
May 24, 2017
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Memorial Day is right around the corner; the unofficial start of summer is here. What races are on your schedule? There are so many great, fun races,...

2017 Pittsburgh Half Marathon

by: Kelly Leighton
May 10, 2017
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Excitement. That’s what I felt as I lined up with thousands of others on Sunday for Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend. I wasn’t nervous, I wasn’t stressed. I was...

RECAP: Boston Marathon 2017

by: Kelly Leighton
April 19, 2017
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I honestly meant it when I said I didn’t have any time goals for the Boston Marathon. But enjoy it, I did not. Spoiler Alert: I finished,...

Heading to Boston

by: Kelly Leighton
April 12, 2017
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I’m running the Boston Marathon Monday. I am filled with a lot of feelings — nervousness, a bit of anxiety, but mostly, I am excited. I haven’t...

2017 Spring Race Roundup

by: Kelly Leighton
March 29, 2017
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Spring has sprung, right? Well, I’m not so sure — when I ran Friday morning it was 30 degrees, but then on Saturday morning it was nearly...

Hosting Our First Meatball Friday

by: Kelly Leighton
February 22, 2017
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The inspiration for Meatball Friday came about a week ago. I had stumbled upon this article about a couple who decided to host spaghetti and meatball dinners...

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