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In search of snow

It’s been an unusually mild winter, which has been terrific for marathon training, but really lousy for enjoying local snow sports.  We moved next to a state park, got our snow shoes warmed up, and even picked out nordic skis for Christmas so we were very anxious to try out the local trails as soon […]

Moving on

You’ll note that there’s not been a house-related update since we put our house on the market in May.  Suffice it to say that we’ve been disappointed with progress toward selling our home in Newburyport, which culminated this week in hiring a new realtor and adjusting the price substantially.  We are hopeful that we’re now […]

Grand Canyon (Finale)

We decided to start our hike out of the canyon by 6am, considering that the Bright Angel Trail is about 10 miles (vs. South Kaibab’s 7 miles) and that we expected temps on the rim to be much warmer than at the bottom of the canyon. Also, we had dinner reservations at El Tovar awaiting […]

Grand Canyon Part 2

After settling in, we found some benches in the creek and “iced” our legs in the cold water. As tired as we were, we feared that napping would hinder our ability to sleep that night (especially given the communal “bunkhouse” accommodations with likely snorers in our midst), and the canteen had already closed to prepare […]

Grand Canyon Day 1

After another tasty breakfast Monday morning in Sedona, we drove back to the Phoenix airport to pick up Dan. We then headed back north to the Grand Canyon. We arrived about 3:30 in the afternoon and our trip organizer, Hanley, met us in the parking lot with keys to our rooms at the Bright Angel […]

Sedona and Oak Creek, 10/17/2010

Even trying to “sleep in” we both were plenty awake at 6am local time (9am east coast). We decided to go for a run down to Red Rocks State Park (the back way, along Verde Vista Road). It felt really good to run after taking a couple days off and being stuck in a plane, […]

Sedona and Oak Creek 10/16/2010

We landed in Phoenix at 10am local time, meaning we had almost a full day ahead of us to enjoy Sedona and Oak Creek. Hertz surprised us with a red mustang convertible – perfect for an Arizona vacation! We loaded up our gear and were on our way north. The Penrose B&B turned out to […]

A Tale of Two Vans (Chapter 2)

Once we saw Jamie off at the start, Van #2 went for lunch at a sub shop, which enabled us to cheer for Brian turning onto Rte 302 on Leg #2. We then continued on to Attitash, the first vehicle transition area. We scoped out what the transition areas look like – as Brian mentioned, […]

A Tale of Two Vans (Chapter 1)

This weekend Susan and I competed in the Reach the Beach (RTB) relay. The 2010 course was 209 miles from Cannon Mt. to Hampton Beach over 36 legs. We ran as a 12 person relay team which means each runner ran 3 legs with a distance of 12.5 to 22.5 miles. Some legs are relatively […]

Around Cape Ann 25K, the 3rd edition (Getting Better with Age)

Today we ran the Around Cape Ann 25K, which we both ran in 2000 and Susan ran last year. Our goal was to run our marathon pace and consider if we could sustain that pace for another 10 miles. The math says we’re on track, but it doesn’t hurt to test out our legs on […]