Friday, February 28, 2014

Getting In the Miles

I am going away for the weekend, which means no time for a long run until Monday, and likely no time for even a 6 or 7 miler... so I'm doing my best to cram in the miles before I leave tonight.  OK, so the Aquarium truck needed to get to Charlestown (where we park it - Central Wharf has limited space) and I wanted to get some miles in so bam I made the decision to drive it over there and run back!

New England Aquarium transport truck parked on Central Wharf

Crossing the Charlestown Bridge (by truck)

On my way back, running along Boston's Harborwalk

After crossing back over the Charlestown Bridge (on foot), passing the new Converse headquarters building
Weekly goal = 40 miles
Long run on Monday = 18 miles
Miles so far = 18
Miles to run while in Philadelphia this weekend = only 4!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


A HUGE shout-out and thank you to the anonymous donor of $1000 to my fundraising page.  I have been blown away by people's generosity these past few months, and this is just icing on the cake!


And the kids who benefit from our outreach programs will surely be thankful as well :-)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cross Training: Snowshoeing

Waking up the morning after a snow storm is mixed with excitement (snow!) and dread (how am I going to get my run in?)… unless you decide to call it a cross training day.  That is exactly what I did, and took Charly dog into Franklin Park for 45 minutes of snowshoeing.

The old zoo bear cages, built in 1912

Charly LOVES the snow

Friday, February 14, 2014

2nd Annual Bake Sale

Thanks to my awesome wife for hosting another bake sale this year, to help me with my fundraising! PS I made chocolate chip cookies for the cause ;)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Franklin Park 15

Work got in the way and I couldn't run with the team Saturday morning.  So THIS morning I got up even earlier for a 15-miler.  To my dismay, I found a thin layer of snow on the ground from last night's precipitation, so I donned the trail runners and made Franklin Park's paths and car-less roads my target. A bit slow-going in the beginning but once the sun shone bright and the salt trucks came through, I was golden and finished with a sub 8:00 pace: my usual long run goal :-)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Quiet Saturday Run in Backcountry Vermont

Wow. What a difference. Went for a run this afternoon on the dirt roads of Music Mountain near Stockbridge VT. It was amazing. No street lights, no cars, no horns, no intersections... just me and the scenery and the light snow falling. And quiet. Lots of quiet. It was awesome.