Category Archives: Marathon

Posts about the marathon, training and mental approach

Finishing

“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left–in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.” – Anne Frank Sometimes finishing is all you can say about something you had done–a book you read that you didn’t particularly care … Continue reading

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Watching Clyde

“Treatment comes from outside of you; healing comes from within.” – Andrew Weil Jimmy, my firstborn, called the other day and asked if I could watch Clyde this weekend. I never pass up an opportunity to spend time with any … Continue reading

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Steamtown 2014 – Postscript

“Everything is relative, and only that is absolute.” – Auguste Comte On October 13, 2014 I wrote about crossing the finish line of the Steamtown Marathon in The Day After Ten Years After: “As I ran down the final stretch on Washington … Continue reading

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Twenty-Four Years to Boston

Twenty-Four Years to Boston – My Journey From the Vegetable Aisle to Boylston Street, a memoir based on the marathon, is now available at Amazon Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble Nook Books.

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Age Is Only A Number

“I’d rather be dead than singing Satisfaction when I’m forty-five.” – Mick Jaggar   It doesn’t seem that long ago that I’d tell people I planned to run a marathon when I turned sixty. I don’t make such ludicrous statements anymore. Instead I simply say … Continue reading

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31 Miles to Celebrate a 30th Anniversary

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland I ran 31 miles with my Dad yesterday. It was the most time I spent with him since January 3, … Continue reading

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Longer Than You’ve Been Alive

“We’ve been doin’ this longer than you’ve been alive Propelled by some mysterious drive.” – The Old 97s A few months ago I was running downtown with a few young runners who asked how long I’ve been running. I answered their … Continue reading

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