I’m 48 years old and ran for a year-high 1,159 miles in 2013. Pretty proud of that.
I ran my best time in six attempts at the Boston Marathon, breaking the four-hour mark by more than a minute. I ran three half marathons (Boston, Vermont, Lowell), the most races at that distance I’ve ever run in one year.
Pretty proud of that.
The 2013 higlights were many, highlighted by the Boston Marathon, a glorious day until two maggots ruined it just three minutes or so after I crossed the finish line. I am so thankful my family and friends, about 15 of whom were near the finish line, were left unharmed.
Most of all, though, I continue to be thankful for the friends I ran with. We laugh. We crack jokes. We pass the miles. Before I know it, another 10 miles or so have passed.
The E Streeters are a special band of running brothers. They make running in sub-zero conditions worth it. It’s been a great running year … and 2014 should be special, too.
I’m running the Disney Marathon with my brother, Tommy, and friend, Patrick Cook, in less than two weeks. Then, it’s onto to training for another Boston Marathon and a Monday in April which promises to be an al-time great moment in New England sports history.
Happy New Year to you fellow runners!