New Bedford Half Marathon 2017

I started March off with a weekend off from training. We had a visit planned to Rochester, NY, where we lived once for 3 years. Petra worked for a wonderful company there and had made a strong connection with one of her adult clients with down syndrome. It was his 40th birthday and his parents…

Amherst 10 Miler

After losing Gus, both Petra and I insisted that we were not going to adopt another dog right away. I think we were just tender and trying to cope with the sudden adjustment to our daily lives. No more morning walks. No more snuggles on the couch. So much quiet. The cat couldn’t handle the…

TT, FYB, and Heartache…

After a productive out season at the end of 2016, I entered 2017 feeling stronger than I ever have in January. As per usual, my racing kicked off in the new year with the Freeze Your Buns (FYB) 5k series. It’s a 5 race series with bi-weekly races starting the first weekend in January and…

Mill Cities and Winding Down 2016

Coming off of the Manchester Marathon I had to live through the nasty cold that kept me sick for weeks and coughing for nearly a month. But I did show up to run my favorite Thanksgiving day race: The Great Gobbler 5k. Several of my friends run this race and it’s a fun way to…

Falling Behind… Happens

I started this blog in 2013 because I wanted an outlet for all of the noises in my mind that I can’t find a home for. My wife and I had just moved to New Hampshire, my home state, for my job. I had just finished my first marathon, and couldn’t find my footing once it…

Manchester City Marathon

When we arrived home from our trip in Germany fall was in full swing. And I still had plenty of work left to do in the next 3 weeks before the Manchester Marathon. My very first weekend back was the Ghost Train ultra race where my friend would complete his first 100 miler. I was…

Training in Germany

Petra and I met in Heidelberg, Germany in 2006. Needless to say, we were like water and oil when we met. Not much in common and avoided each other (seriously, we had an an immediate mutual distaste for each other). If in that moment anyone would have told me I would marry her 6 years…