Monthly Archives: April 2013

For Those Who Refuse to Quit

“What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.” – Dave Barry There is this head game I played when I was younger where I’d always be prepared to discuss the effects of aging on physical performance by … Continue reading

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Why Are We Here?

“The current state of knowledge can be summarized thus: In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” – Terry Prachett The greatest philosophers who ever lived–Plato, Confucius, Aquinas, Aristotle–spent their lives contemplating the question, “Why are we here?” It’s a … Continue reading

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Forever Connected

It’s been more than twenty-four hours since the first phone call, my ninety year old mother, followed by my daughter-in-law, wife, sister… and then the calls were drowned out by texts from family, friends, people I hadn’t heard from in … Continue reading

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Another Connection with the Boston Marathon

Sunday I posted a review of Ray Charbonneau’s new book Overthinking the Marathon. This morning Ray contacted me and let me know he crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon ten minutes before the explosion. Ray was a guide for a … Continue reading

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For Boston

Originally posted on Run5kaday's Blog:
For Boston by Patrick Reed Boston weeps tonight Where distance-prophets stride in elegant steps down the asphalt river with yellow lines uniting all from Hopkington to Boylston’s epic finish And yellow balloons soar…

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End of the Innocence

“This is the end of the innocence.” – Don Henley When a runner makes the final turn off of Hereford Street onto Boylston Street, the Boston Marathon crowd jammed from curbside to rooftop is deafening. They endured twenty-six miles, and … Continue reading

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It’s Patriot’s Day in Boston – The 117th Running of the Boston Marathon

“Move like a jellyfish, Rhythm is nothing, You go with the flow, You don’t stop.” – Joe Jackson The pace of life has been picking up speed recently, so much so that the 117th running of the Boston Marathon snuck up … Continue reading

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