Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A month out..

Less than a month before Boston. Training is coming along very well. There have been some definite bumps in the road, including one fall that beat me up pretty well. One more 20 miler to do before the taper. Some nerves when I think about it, for sure, but I feel good and feel ready. I'm excited.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Training Updates

So, as predicted - this has been quite a challenging winter to be training for the Boston Marathon. There has been cold, ice, sleet, slush, mud, heavy winds...pretty much everything except nice weather. But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and at least I don't live in Boston! I think they're still digging out.

These are photos from a 12 mile run that started with snow, then changed to sleet mid way. That's a frozen iPod cord, and frozen hat, hair, jacket, skin, etc.

I managed not to slip on any of the snow/ice to the point where I fell. Now that all that is melted, I fell. On a rock. Outcome, not so great, but nothing broken, and I did get up and run 9 more miles.

At least the training has been interesting. 20 this Sunday, hoping for "uneventful".

Friday, March 13, 2015


Just one thing before I quit
I never wanted any more
than I could fit inside my head
I still remember
every single word you said
and all the shit that
that somehow came along with it
Still there's one thing that comforts me
Since I was always chained
But now I'm free

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sandy - probably done.

With the exception of a few brush strokes here and there and a signature, this is complete. Full painting shown with two detail shots. This is a breaking wave from Hurricane Sandy a few years ago.