One Regular Man's Journey to the Boston Marathon


September 2015

Feeling the Squeeze

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 The final day of September has arrived and with it a fatigued version of Vince.  Despite my plan to get up nice and early and hit the roads to get one of my last few long… Continue Reading →

My Hockeyville Story

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 My Hockeyville story began during the 1982-83 National Hockey League season when I was flipping through the channels and came across a Pittsburgh Penguins game on WPGH-TV.  I was immediately mesmerized by the voice and descriptions of… Continue Reading →

One Tough Week

Monday, September 28, 2015 Day #85 of training started off week #13 of 16 weeks of training.  It began this morning with a very bright moon overhead on a simple 3-mile run.  It will be the easiest of 7 runs… Continue Reading →

Head Strong

Sunday, September 27, 2015 It’s crunch time.  Twenty-eight days until the 40th edition of the Marine Corps Marathon.  My sports-filled weekend continued today with a planned 12 mile tempo run and watching my Oakland Raiders attempt to move to 2-1… Continue Reading →

A Milestone

Saturday, September 26, 2015 Sometimes a running blog/website isn’t really about running at all.  But just in case the web blog police come knocking, I ran 4 miles today.  I also officiated 3 ice hockey games to officially begin my… Continue Reading →

Dreadmill, Double-Dip, and a Dream

Friday, September 25, 2015 It’s here.  One month to go!  I “celebrated” (sarcasm noted) by running a 4-miler on the dreaded treadmill.  Or what I like to call the dreadmill.  Only I ran it on the treadmill at Turf Valley… Continue Reading →


Thursday, September 24, 2015 This weekend will mark 1 month until the marathon and although I am eagerly anticipating the marathon itself, this weekend will also bring with it two events that I am equally anticipating.  As I have mentioned… Continue Reading →

Coming Into View

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 It dawned upon me today that things are really getting crystal clear in front of me.  With 31 days of training left, I scanned my training program to see that I’ve got just three (maybe 4)… Continue Reading →

We’ve Got NEADS

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Tonight I have a major announcement that makes me very happy.  When I was getting close to finishing this book, I felt strongly, especially after the bombings at the Boston Marathon in 2013, that I wanted… Continue Reading →

A Close One

Monday, September 21, 2015 33 days.  That’s the countdown.  A bottle of Rolling Rock Beer.  I have to admit that when I checked out the countdown clock tonight it gave me pause.  That doesn’t seem like a lot of time. … Continue Reading →

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