Monthly Archives: June 2014

Cheese Ravioli

I’ve eaten my fair share of food during my 22 years on this planet, but nothing quite compares to the cheese ravioli we would eat every Christmas Day. They were nothing special, just frozen ravioli from the store with pasta … Continue reading

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The finish line

During a race, there is one iconic image everyone enjoys. Runners crossing the finish line. Point of view 1:  the runner I’m so exhausted. I can’t possibly run another step! Wait, is that the finish line? OK, I can do … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hill 10K recap

The race I have been waiting for since October 2013 and my inspiration for getting back into running occurred Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. Newton, Massachusetts, on the campus of Boston College University I began my quest to achieve a … Continue reading

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Running brings out multiple personalities

“I’m so excited to run today. I really need this,” says the brain, ready to go. “Really? This crap again? Ya know, I prefer curled up on the sofa,” says the legs. “Well, we have goals to hit, so you’re … Continue reading

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The day I met my running hero

Everyone has one person that inspires them. They might be an actor, musician, politician or a friend. If they’re famous, they look up to that person and dream of the day when maybe they can shake their hand or get … Continue reading

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10 words of wisdom

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place “ Often in the course of a race I will want to quit when I’m almost to the end. But it’s the … Continue reading

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Fatuous Friday

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Loss as motivation – Part 1 of 3

Loss is difficult for everyone. From a very early age we don’t like it. When a toy is lost or taken away a child cries and becomes distressed. We’re taught that loss is bad. That loss hurts. But does it … Continue reading

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My 3 favorite songs

Inspiration can come from a variety of places. I’ve always found mine from music, though recently I’ve shifted to some more variety in the top 3. Topping the list I have to say is “21 Guns” from Green Day. It … Continue reading

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I Will Wednesday – Update

Looking back at the goals I set, I’m pretty happy with the progress I’ve made. Marathon I’m going to start building mileage at the end of this month, but I’m happy that 4 miles now seems easy. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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