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Boston On My Mind

April 17, 2013

The 117th Boston Marathon will be remembered by runners and non-runners alike. Those who have run it, those who know people who have run it, those who have watched it, and those who had never heard about it until they saw the news, will all have their own memories of April 15, 2013.

As for me, part of my heart is always in Boston. I went to college in Boston. I met my wife in Boston. Many of my best friends and countless memories are in Beantown. I learned how to become a serious runner in Boston. I ran the Boston Marathon with a fundraising number, and my goal ever since has been to return as a qualifier.

It felt very weird that day for the obvious reasons. But it was also surreal because I only missed qualifying for Boston by 6 seconds. While a lot has crossed my mind since that day in Philly, this was never something on that radar. There was comfort in the fact that everyone I knew running and their loved ones were safe, but only for a moment as I watched the news updates. My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy. Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Running Rain Man

March 8, 2012

You look outside and see the rain. No chance at going for a run today. Just imagining the drenched socks and rain-heavy shirt makes you cringe. Even the treadmill sounds like a poor option. Everyone needs a little extra motivation for those kinds of days. We all need something to kick us out the door and keep our spirits up as we push through a run. Music can often play that part. Some may have the gear to take music outside with them in inclement weather. Others will listen to their tunes on a treadmill staring at the downpour through a window. Either way, everyone needs an appropriate song selection. Read the rest of this entry ?

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