Four Seconds from Boston

One Regular Man's Journey to the Boston Marathon

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A Brush With Greatness

Monday, October 17, 2016 Yesterday I capped off a very tiresome weekend by running the Mario Lemieux & Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation 6.6k race (roughly 4.1 miles) through the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  It was the middle length and second test… Continue Reading →

Anatomy of a Hammy

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 It really never ceases to amaze me how the wear and tear of marathon training can take its toll on your body and mind.  In terms of preparation for the 40th version of the TCS New… Continue Reading →

Dare to Prognosticate

Friday, September 30, 2016 Just 35 days to go! Am I ready?  I don’t know.  Tomorrow’s 20-miler will be a good gauge and my last opportunity to “run long” before the big day.  My only other scheduled 20-mile day is… Continue Reading →

Off Centered with a Dash of Records

Sunday, September 25, 2016 I have just six weeks until I get to toe the starting line on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge over New York Harbor where I’ll begin the quest to complete marathon #11.  But just like the previous ten… Continue Reading →


Monday, September 19, 2016 I’ve been focusing a lot lately on certain words and have made those words the topic of my posts.  Tonight is no exception. Throughout my training this time around I’ve thought about a word or a… Continue Reading →

Odds n’ Ends

Sunday, September 11, 2016 I thought long and hard about doing a 9/11 tribute post, but decided that there is plenty of coverage elsewhere and not many would care about my memories of that day or thoughts thereof.  So I… Continue Reading →

Monday, September 5, 2016 It must be difficult to learn the English language.  We have so many different rules when it comes to proper sentence structure.  There are also many words that have different meanings depending on how they are… Continue Reading →

Home Is…

Friday, August 26 2016   A little over four years ago I decided to make a change.  But not the kind of change one makes when deciding to grow a beard or use a different hair style (if I had hair). … Continue Reading →

Plowing Through

Sunday, August 21, 2016 It seems completely appropriate to talk about a plow during one of the longest stretches of a heat wave that I can remember.  It also seems that by living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland south… Continue Reading →

The Things That Make Us Stronger

Sunday, August 14, 2016 It’s the essence of sport, perhaps of all athletics.  It’s periphery to the root of what makes us who we are.  It’s the element of being human.  It’s blood, sweat, and tears, but it’s also what… Continue Reading →

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