Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New running shoes: "check"

Invested in new running shoes to start training for 2013 Boston Marathon.  Broke them in at the track Tuesday and 8 mile scenic run this morning.

Ready to make your end of year tax deductible donation to my marathon charity? 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Special Ed Workshop in Ashland 11/27/2012

"Managing the Work of Homework: How Parents Can Develop and Nurture their Children's Executive Functioning Skills" Presented by Carla Brady – Architects For Learning
  • Students can become successful Homework Project Managers by developing and using consistent, self-guided processes that allow homework independent and efficient homework completion.
  • During this presentation we will review one effective model useful for students of all ages.
  • We will also discuss the specific strategies embedded in the model and explore how parents can develop and nurture their children’s executive functioning skills.
  • Tuesday, November 27, 7pm Ashland Middle School, 87 West Union St (rte 135)
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Monday, November 26, 2012

20 weeks 'til race day

With exactly 20 weeks until Boston Marathon 2013 race day, it's time to start ramping up the training.  I'll be following the 18 week plan in Advanced Marathoning By Pfitzinger, Pete/ Douglas, Scott (Google Affiliate Ad), which starts at 55 miles per week and peaks at 70 miles per week. So far I'm in the 40s per week, and should be back on track this week despite a 2 day training setback after stubbing my toe walking barefoot in the house (a runner's 'no-no').  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marathon Entry Confirmation received today

Tuesday morning at the High School track

Invigorating to run on a frost covered track at sunrise, the wind sweeping clouds of frosty mist over the track and field. With the Hopkinton Running Club Tuesday Speed Group.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Carrot Cake for Thanksgiving - free with your donation

My friend Anne bakes an amazingly delicious carrott cake and will bake one for free for your family feast in Hopkinton area if you donate $40.00 to my marathon Special Education fundraising today!  Reply here or contact me for details.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Boston Marathon 2013 Application is Submitted

Dropped off my completed application and entry fee at the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) office today, at 1 Ash Street in Hopkinton.  Looking forward to start my training plan for Boston 2013 in a week or so.  Fundraising for Hopkinton SPEAC is already underway! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm Running the Boston Marathon - for SPEAC

I'm running the Boston Marathon in 2013

  • SPEAC a group of dedicated volunteer parents and guardians who work with Hopkinton schools to ensure quality education for children with special needs and learning disabilities

10 x 1000m at the new track by joemarkeygarmin at Garmin Connect - Details