Winter In Maine

ImageImageImageMaine  is a joy in the summer. But the soul of Maine is more apparent in the  winter.”   –Paul  Theroux

I  had to live this long, have the experiences I’ve had, to create what I do. I  knew I wanted to write for years, but I had to be ready so I wouldn’t blow it.  The move to Maine was the final step.

     I have been wanting to write for ages.  When I started running here, I found out how peaceful it can be.  I know why Steven King and other famous authors and stars move to Maine.  If you check out this website, you would be surprised at how many people live in Maine.  I was excited to learn Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Maine.
     One of my favorite Presidents: Teddy Roosevelt, used to visit Island Falls every year.  George Bush has a house in Maine.  Ladies, let’s not forget Patrick Dempsey was born in Lewiston, Maine.  My daughter, Lilly, was born in Maine.  Maybe she will be a famous author or runner someday. 

      You don’t run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear?  A runner runs against himself, against the best that’s in him.  Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys.  That’s the way to be great, running against yourself.  Against all the rotten mess in the world.  Against God, if you’re good enough.  ~Bill Persons
     Today was my recovery run and I decided to take a new path.  The weather was nice and It was a heat wave of about 40.  I decided to go up Chandler Road.  I have been on this road before, but I truly appreciated the beauty it had to offer in the Winter.  I have been here in Summer, but it was not the same.

     Today is my fifth day running in a row.  This week, I am up to 30 miles already.  I looked back at the website and I am up to 201.9 miles of running this year.  I hope to break the 1000 mile mark.  I am planning a run tomorrow.  I am sad to have to drive home on Saturday.  It is 12 hours for me and I drive alone.  It is not easy.  I can spend the night, but I want to get home.  It is snowing outside now too so I do not want to hit bad weather on the way home.  I already had my car stuck in the driveway.


Upcoming races:


March 8- Tipp Hill Shamrock 4 mile run Syracuse, NY

March 9- The Oceans Run 1/2 Marathon South Kingstown, RI

March 15- Run For Dennis 5k  Oswego, NY

March 22- Sleepy Hollow 1/2 Marathon Sleepy Hollow, NY

March 23- Syracuse 1/2 Marathon


April 5- Race The Runways 1/2 Marathon  Brunswick, Maine

April 6- Ithaca Skunk Cabbage Classic 1/2 Marathon  Ithaca, NY

April 19- Flannery’s Pub Half Marathon Mercersburg, PA

April 20???

April 26- Duathlon Rochester, NY

April 27- Flower City Half Marathon  Rochester, NY


May 3-?

May 4- The Greater Binghamton Bridge Half Marathon  Binghamton, NY

May 11- Socci Stilletto Stampede 5k  Liverpool, NY

May 17- MACS Half Marahon- Freeland, Maryland

May 18- Historic Marine Corps Half Marathon- Fredricksburg, VA

May 31- Run For the Dream 8k Patriots Challenge   Williamsburg, VA


June 1- Run For the Dream Half Marathon  Williamsburg, VA

June 14-?  1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon  Philadelphia, PA

June 15- New Paltz Challenge 1/2 Marathon   New Paltz, NY

June 22- Ironman 70.3 Syracuse Relay runner 1/2 Marathon  Jamesville, NY

June 28-? 50 Yard Finish  Buffalo, NY 1/2 Marathon

June 29- ? Cattamount Half Marathon- Brattleboro, VT


July 12-

July 13- Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon Portland, Maine  (Pacer)


August 9- ? Monadnock Half Marathon   Jaffrey, NH

August 10? Columbus Half Marathon   Columbus, OH

August 24- ?Black Bear Half Marathon- Waterville Valley, NY

August 25- Turningstone Half MArathon  Verona, NY


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