Four Seconds from Boston

One Regular Man's Journey to the Boston Marathon

A Great Day for Rebirth

It seems appropriate that my first post in almost three years is on Easter Sunday, the ultimate day of rebirth.  This website was created to document the trials and tribulations of one regular man and his journey to the Boston… Continue Reading →

What a Ride!

Sunday, June 18, 2017 Really, it all started like a cool winter breeze. The calm before the storm if you will. When I look back on it all, it seems impossible. It’s not the least bit funny, but the entire… Continue Reading →

A Final Goodbye

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Let me start by saying that the headline is a bit misleading. There is no way this will be my final goodbye to a great man; my father. But it will be the last time that… Continue Reading →

Where’ve you Been?

Thursday, February 23, 2017 Given that my previous post was almost two whole months ago, this is an obvious question. One that becomes more obvious and relevant since Sunday. See, a lot actually has been going on and although most… Continue Reading →

Winter Doldrums

Monday, December 12, 2016 Okay, so it’s not winter yet.  The temperatures have been slipping a bit and it’s darker outside longer, so cut me some slack.  How about this; it feels like winter?  Okay, so I guess it could… Continue Reading →

The Apple of My Eye: Final Journey

Thursday, November 17, 2016 We begin our trek through the five boroughs of New York City by climbing the first significant hill to mile one partway across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  The pack of runners is tight and I find it… Continue Reading →

The Apple of My Eye: Part II

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 The TCS New York City Marathon Race Report Okay, so better late than never!  I know it’s been nearly a week since I promised part 2 of this series on the New York City Marathon.  Unfortunately… Continue Reading →

The Apple of my Eye?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 I love New York City!  I love the New York Marathon!  I had never visited the city before except for a few short-lived entrances to play college football against Brooklyn College, but never really experienced the… Continue Reading →

The Choice is Mind

Thursday, November 3, 2016 I went out for a run yesterday.  That’s not earth shattering news by any stretch, but it felt different than other recent runs.  This time I went easy.  I mean really easy.  I’ve learned from experience… Continue Reading →


Friday, October 28, 2016 Well, here we go! Just a handful of days remain before the TCS New York Marathon, and like ten times previously, my nerves are beginning to get a little rattled.  I question my preparation and fitness… Continue Reading →

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