First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin – Ode to Martha

How could I have possibly known the importance of these words I thought my friend Martha spoke in jest right before we started out on our 26.2 mile journey at the 2010 NYC Marathon. We were in wave three, just getting ready to start out, when Martha looked at me and...

Finding Inspiration During the Longest Winter on Record

Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but only a really teeny tiny bit. As anyone who has been training in New England for a spring marathon will tell you, this has been a brutal winter to train in. When Bangor, Maine has received 117 inches of snow and the city I...

Inspiring Me to Work Hard – London Marathon 2015

It’s never easy to wake up at 4:30am during the cold days of a Maine winter to do the prescribed training workout to get marathon ready. It’s dark, no one else is up, and you have to wonder why you’re doing what you’re doing. And then your...

Thank you to the Saco, Maine Community!

Giving thanks where thanks is due As I recovered from Lyme disease in 2010 and ran my first marathon to raise awareness about the disease (NYC Marathon, Nov. 2010), I sort of caught the marathon bug. When you go from not being able to walk properly to being able to...

London Here I Come

I’m so excited to be so close to completing a dream come true, running the fourth out of my “The Big 5 for Lyme” marathons, the London Marathon on April 26, 2015. Already I have completed NYC, Chicago, Boston and cannot wait for London (I hope to be...