Sunday, March 30, 2014

21 Miles, Hopkinton to Newton

Our final LONG run!  21 miles, Hopkinton to Newton - top of Heartbreak Hill.  I love this team :-)

So many charity runners run on this day that they put signs up and hire cops to man the intersections

NEAq team 15 strong, though there were thousands out running on the course today

My teammate and coworker Sean last year ran in one of these burger outfits (he's passing on left)

Selfie with Heartbreak Bill… At Mile 20

Party at the New England Aquarium!

To help our runners hit their $$ goals, the Aquarium threw a big party.  Half of ticket sales went to the runners' fundraising efforts.  It was a huge success.  People had a great time.  Money was made for our outreach programs.  Speeches were made.  Deb Bobek is the glue that holds this whole thing together. John Hanzl is the coordinator of the team.  I'm the coach (scroll to 10 minutes to see me speak).

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ouch (again)

Meet Charlotte, my friendly and very energetic dog, who NEEDS outside time, especially time to run her arse off. Charly loves squirrels, I mean she really loves squirrels.  So much so that she will run over her owner to get at one.

So this is what happens when you take your dog to the Arboretum for a 7-miler and remove her leash so she can run free (she's actually quite good off leash - always stays somewhat close and keeps up) and clips you going after a squirrel and you go down hard on pavement.

I'm OK!  We finished the 7 miles no problem.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Team Shirts!

What I'll be wearing on race day. Less than a month to go!  Love the schooling fish, that's cool.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Signs Signs...

Went out for a nice and easy 5 at lunchtime today.  Gotta keep the legs fresh for Sunday's big race: Ocean's Run Half Marathon in Kingstown RI.  

A sign that winter will never end? Spring is officially 2 weeks away yet the Charles River is frozen over still :-(

Spring must be imminent!  T-shirt booths in the Common are a sign that the tourists are on their way.