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My Fondest And Funniest Boston Marathon Memories

In celebration of today’s 122nd running of the Boston Marathon, I’m sharing some of my fondest and funniest Boston Marathon memories from the two times I ran this amazing race in 1998 and 2010.  Before I jump into those memories, though, I want to wish all of my friends who are running to have a wonderful […]

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Saluting Everyday Boston Marathon Runners

Today’s Boston Marathon tribute post is scheduled to publish long after the men’s and women’s winners have crossed the finish line. Instead, as a salute to the everyday runners who were lucky enough to pull out a BQ and will cross the Boston Marathon finish line one, two, and even three hours after the elites, […]

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Happy Boston Marathon Day!

Even though I’m not running Boston this year, and will probably never have the privilege to run it again, I’m very excited for my running friends who are in Boston preparing to race this morning, especially those running it for the first time! Please join me in wishing them an amazing fun-filled race!  My advice […]

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I AM A RUNNER

Back on April 17 I wrote the following post.  Enjoy… I AM A RUNNER I love waking up early and watching the sun rise during my run I AM A RUNNER I smile when I see my friend running toward me for our run together I AM A RUNNER I get excited when I get […]

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Lunch With My Coach, Mentor, and Friend

Today I had lunch with my coach, mentor, and friend Miles.  We met years ago when I worked at The Health Club of Reston.  Miles came to the gym during lunch to workout, and I would hang on his every word telling me about his marathon training.  One day Miles told me that he had […]

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Recognizing the 117th Boston Marathon Winners

Last Monday I planned to write about the winners of the men’s and women’s divisions of the 117th Boston Marathon, but that didn’t happen.  Since they won the Super Bowl of our sport, I want to recognize these two amazing runners.  They started with over 23,000 other runners in Hopkinton on a near perfect race […]

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2013 George Washington Parkway Classic Ten Mile Run Race Recap

Today was the George Washington Parkway Classic Ten-Miler.  It’s a beautiful course that runs along the Potomac River from Mount Vernon to Alexandria.  I first ran this race in 1999 with my friend Miles, but didn’t return again until 2009.  It’s become an annual Cruiser event for the last five years, and you can read […]

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I AM A RUNNER

I AM A RUNNER I love waking up early and watching the sun rise during my run I AM A RUNNER I smile when I see my friend running toward me for our run together I AM A RUNNER I get excited when I get new running shoes I AM A RUNNER I love to […]

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Friends

Six years ago today my phone rang non-stop…    Yesterday I got calls and Facebook messages all afternoon…  I have the most caring friends in the world. I was at the gym training a client when we heard about the shootings at Virginia Tech.  My son was a freshman and I couldn’t get a call through […]

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God Bless The Boston Marathoners

The Boston Marathon is the granddaddy of them all.  It is the race that so many of us work incredibly hard to qualify for.   Our dreams come true as we ride the bus to Hopkinton and then set out for our 26.2-mile run back to Boston.  Today was the perfect day to run a […]

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Answers To Those Burning Boston Marathon Questions

On Tuesday I posted Boston Marathon Quiz and Postcards from Adidas with the following quiz, just for fun! I know you haven’t been able to sleep all week, while waiting for the answers! Questions: Were you a good test taker in school? – Not really What do you have fun planned today? Did you race […]

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Cruisers’ Road Trip: The 2010 Boston Marathon Recap

Yesterday I wrote Cruisers’ Road Trip… The B.A.A. 5K and talked about our first ever running group road trip.  We had enjoyed a fun weekend filled with attending the huge Boston Marathon expo and packet pick-up, the guys’ 5K on Sunday morning, and our pre-race dinner on Sunday night.  The only thing left to do […]

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Boston Marathon Quiz and Postcards from Adidas

Even though I’m not running Boston this year, I’m very excited that it’s Boston week, or at least that’s what I’m calling it!  I thought I’d start you off with a little quiz to get you in the mood for the race!  I’ll post the answers on Sunday. In 1997, Adidas gave out a very […]

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1998 Boston Marathon Recap

  What happens on the third Monday in April in Boston?  Ask a Bostonian and they’ll say it’s Patriot’s Day.  Ask any runner and they’ll tell you it’s the day of the Boston Marathon, the granddaddy of all marathons.  One week from today is THE day. I’ve had the good fortune to run Boston twice; […]

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An Injury, Years in the Making

I don’t really know when it started, but it was a long time ago. It probably really started as a result of my passion for gardening and landscaping – digging up mature bushes, and even ripping their mature tap roots out of the ground. I enjoyed hard work, and there was nothing I wouldn’t try to do […]

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A Run Down Memory Lane

Today I thought it might be fun to take a run down memory lane… Except for a baby picture my parents have of me running toward them on my first birthday and a high school yearbook picture that I can’t find, this is the first photograph that I have of me running. I ran lots […]

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