Suzanne

Cranberries Are Cool

 Hey, you know what we did today?  We went to the Makepeace Farms Cranberry Harvest Festival.  And you know what else?  It was pretty darn cool.  I don’t know why I was surprised by how many people were there or by how much there was to see and do, because on the South Coast of Massachusetts […]

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1980 training miles, 48 Saturday mornings, 8 pairs of running shoes, endless packets of gu, and countless loads of laundry later..

I finally crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon!  My race did NOT go as planned.  But if I’ve learned anything along the way it’s that you cannot plan everything out.  You have to go with the flow. I was feeling so great in the days leading up to the race. Even though I […]

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#weruntogether: the end

Yesterday I ran the slowest and most painful race I’ve ever run (recap here). But it was also the best, most fun, and most rewarding one I’ve ever experienced. It was Boston, and I ran all 26.2 miles of it. Finally. Crossing the finish line never felt so sweet. When my feet hit that rubber […]

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Closing In

I haven’t written much about the Boston Marathon lately, but don’t be fooled.  It doesn’t mean it hasn’t been on my mind.  In fact for the last four months it’s been at the top of my mind almost every day.  Because once again I’m training to go the distance, run 26.2 miles and cross that […]

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Running In The Family

There’s something to be said for forcing your own interests and opinions on your kids.  Don’t get me wrong- I don’t expect mine to be exactly like me.  In fact, they are already showing signs of being very, very, verrryyy different than me.  For example, my son talks to everyone and everything.  We’re down in […]

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Silver Linings

A few days after the marathon we headed up to Portland, ME. We had been planning to make our annual trek to see Marc’s cousin and his family on Friday, but after everything that had happened on Monday we felt the need to flee. We just wanted to get away from everything- the news, the […]

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25.74

My Garmin watch is stopped at 25.74 miles. That’s how far I made it in this year’s Boston Marathon.  Another year, another blog post about how the race didn’t turn out as expected. But this time it’s far more devastating and heart wrenching than I could ever imagine last year, when all I was doing […]

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Ten Years

Ten years ago today my father-in-law left us in a shocking and devastating way.  He was a wonderful man- smart, charming, warm, funny, kind, sincere.  He was quick to smile, lend a hand, or lighten a mood with a witty retort.  He was handsome. He was strong.  He could fix anything.  ANYTHING.  He was French and […]

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