Wander, write, repeat.

“Success rests with having the courage and endurance… to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be. Then you will be able to say, I found my hero and he is me.” ~George Sheehan

Follow along as I sketch on the scroll of life. In this journal, you can expect unfiltered nonsense and occasional insights. Running and racing, sobriety, random thoughts, small adventures… Everything’s up for grabs. What’s in it for you? Perhaps in these pages you’ll find solace in the fact that I, too, have next to nothing figured out. But the adventure, Sheehan would agree, is in the pursuit of our story’s hero.

Going to the Mountains

It’s a Saturday in late December of 2013. My father is spending the last few hours of his life in bed, finally conceding to the cancer he’s fought for over five years. Just three of us now and the muted television. Aerial alpine scenes from somewhere, as if transmitted live by bird.

Back to Boston

It's not quite right to call our return to Boston a “re-do.” That would imply a desire to erase or replace the tragic events of 2013. We never wanted to forget. Much like other aspects of recovery, Boston 2023 was about making peace with the past and fully experiencing the present.

Why Last Chance Running?

Author and Ted Talker Simon Sinek hangs his hat on this thing called the “golden circle.” The idea is that, when undertaking just about any venture (and especially when communicating it to others) a person should start with why.

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