Eagles Tribute Run

So far, this Northeast winter has been fairly pleasant compared to what we New Englanders endured in 2015. However, today’s cold and windy day still didn’t feel very welcome.   I had less than hour to get in my morning run, so I dressed appropriately,...

Election Day

It’s Election Day today. And while I will at some point stop by the polls to cast my vote, I elected to do sometime else this morning. I chose to don my long-sleeved wetsuit, neoprene booties, gloves and cap and go for a early November open water swim. Since...

Post Race Depression

On Saturday, I ran my last race of the season. I trained well and felt perfectly prepared. I was pleased with the execution of my race plan and results. Most importantly, I had fun. So why do I find myself moping around the house? Why do I feel like I have no purpose?...

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...