What to wear

Tomorrow I’m running the Hartford Half Marathon.  It’s my 5th Hartford Half Marathon. I ran in 1994, 2003, 2007, 2013 and now 2015! I’ve run nearly 25 half marathons, 9 full marathons and countless other 5k, 10k, 10 milers, not to mention sprint, Olympic, half iron...

My 10th Marathon

I might be in the minority, but I thoroughly enjoy watching marathons on television. I love listening to the commentators tell the stories of the athletes and the history of the event. On Monday, I watched as over 30,000 runners in Boston achieved their goals of...

Snow is my friend

For the past few weeks, I’ve  been questioning why I live in the Northeast. Snow days are not what they used to be when I was a kid growing up in Massachusetts.  I have fond memories of the Blizzard of ’78 (I know, I’m dating myself) where we missed at least 2 weeks...

You’re Never too OLD to try something NEW

Twenty years ago, I did first sprint triathlon as a part of a relay team.  This was so long ago, I don’t remember the names of my teammates.  I volunteered to do the bike portion.  Running and biking weren’t a problem for me, but I doubted I could survive (or even...

It’s Easy Being Green

As an athlete and an adult, I know the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. Though it is hard to get all the daily servings into my day.  A little known secret is that I am a pretty basic, bland eater. When I go out to eat, I often pick the item on the...