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a cyclist who swears he'll someday run boston in under 3 hours.

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How friends saved my life at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

There will be thousands of “close call” stories from today’s Boston Marathon and here’s mine. I had knee surgery (torn meniscus) in January. Recovery has been slow and painful, so while the annual running of the Boston Marathon typically means I run for time, today I opted to run for fun. If you saw me [...]

15 April 2013 at 18:15 - Comments

race report x 3: boston, cambridge & winthrop. yeah, winthrop.

2010 boston marathon so yeah, i ran the boston marathon again back in april.  it was my 6th boston and it did not go so well.  okay, let me re-phrase: it went really bad from mile 15 until mile 21 and then went pretty damn good once i got over heartbreak hill.

over the first 13 miles, [...]

12 June 2010 at 17:50 - Comments

bye bye blogger; bonjour wordpress.

on may1st, google/blogger nixed FTP-publishing… which was just the kick in the ass i needed (after neaerly 10 years on blogger) to finally move the site to a better platform. after playing around with drupal gardens for a while, i ran into a few difficulties (gasp! user error?) so opted for a quick wordpress install for [...]

2 June 2010 at 01:23 - Comments

ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser on Cyclists: “RUN THEM DOWN.”

Yes, he really said it. Tony Kornheiser wins today’s “douchebag of the day” award for last week’s rant against cyclists on his ESPN sports talk radio show. Some of his comments are listed below; you can listen to the show here (11-Mar, starts @ 31:30) or read the entire transcript here. EDIT: ESPN [...]

18 March 2010 at 02:24 - Comments
already poosted on 5 forums, LET THE FIRE STORM BEGIN!!!
23 March 10 at 02:22
tony cornhole is a megadouche. i hope he loses his job.
24 March 10 at 20:26

20 Simple Ways to Prevent and Conquer Cancer.

Twenty years ago today, the Ides of March, I stood alone by my Dad’s side in a hospital room, holding his hand as cancer took his life. Jacques A. Ferry, age 59, died of Multiple Myeloma, a not-so-common cancer of the blood which will kill over 10,000 Americans this year.  Despite the big number, [...]

16 March 2010 at 03:47 - Comments

Super Sunday 5K/10K Raises Over $16,000 for Livestrong.

Each year on March 15th, I try to reflect on what’s important to me so as not to dwell on what has been taken from me. Today, I proud reflect on the combined efforts of a dedicated race committee, dozens of volunteers, several generous sponsors and nearly 1,500 runners which made for a huge party at [...]

15 March 2010 at 15:40 - Comments

Good News for Americans: Google Maps Adds “Bicycling” Option.

It’s been a long time coming, but Google Maps has finally added “bicycling” as an option for mapping directions, a feature which bodes well for broader acceptance of cycling in the United States. From an initial review, this exciting new feature was well worth the wait. Google has over 12,000 miles worth of cycling trails [...]

10 March 2010 at 19:33 - Comments

super sunday 5k/10k registration now open.

that’s right, online registration is open but probably not for long. i’m about to blast an email to everyone who ran last year (and some who did not) and i’m expecting this race will sell-out pretty quickly. check out for more info & watch this video-thingy i made.

21 December 2009 at 23:53 - Comments

boston 2010 training has begun.

dare i say it after one measly week of three runs? hell yeah! last sunday i ran the jingle bell run 5k in a snowman costume (which was hard and counts for at least 4-5 miles.) then i ran 5 miles with the niketown crew on wednesday night. then yesterday, i [...]

20 December 2009 at 21:37 - Comments

it’s on!

just in case you’re wondering… the holiday 5k is ON! the race starts at 11am, so the snow will probably be a distant memory by then. day-of registration IS available and opens at 9am. visit for more info

6 December 2009 at 11:52 - Comments