Boston Run to Remember 

The Boston Run to Remember is a favorite of mine. Runners are given the choice to run the half marathon or 5 miles through the historic streets of Boston. I ran 5 miles.  

This race is a tribute race to the fallen law enforcement officers and first responders. Plus, having the race on Memorial Day Weekend made it even more special. 

On Saturday, my spouse and I went to the expo to pick up my bib number and shirt.  It was a well-organized expo. I waited in a short line to get my bib and shirt.  We also walked around and checked out all the vendors. 

Afterward, we went to my favorite pizza restaurant in South Boston.  It is called PICCO which stands for Pizza and Ice-cream Company.  I love their food. 


It was a beautiful day in Boston. It was in the ’60s at race time.  The five-miler started at 7:45 am in front of the Seaport Hotel.  To get to the start, I took the blue line to the aquarium and then walked about a block. 

The Five-Miler and Half Marathon go through downtown Boston and then back to the Seaport District.  

The Half Marathon includes Memorial Drive.

 It was inspiring to have the police, EMTs, and firemen out on the streets cheering us on. It was a fun morning.

Happy Mother’s Day to every great woman

Happy Mother’s Day…. My reflection on the day.  

On Mother’s Day forget the pricey lunches, brunches, and flowers; today is my time. I am a simple Gal. I rather celebrate this day doing what I love, running. 

Running has always been my time. It’s something I do alone, and I mostly prefer it that way. 

I woke up before sunrise to join nearly 1000 runners at the Mother’s Day Western Massachusetts Run to benefit the Cancer Connection.  Runners were given the choice to run 13 miles or 9 miles. I ran 9 miles.

Today was not about running fast but rather enjoying a beautiful setting outdoors and being happy. I didn’t try to race the clock; I just had a nice easy-paced long run.

The weather was perfect. It was in the 50s. 

I enjoyed running through the beautiful neighborhoods of Deerfield Massachusetts. The country is quite pretty in the spring. 

Am I crazy for running 9 miles today? I do not think so. 

The best gift for my family on Mother’s Day is to take care of me, so I can care for others. Running gives, me peace of mind; it helps me stay healthy and fit; and it makes me feel full of life. My family deserves that. 

So, today. I run to take care of myself. 

Mother’s Day shouldn’t be just once a year.

 We should all love and respect the moms in our lives every day.  Happy Mother’s Day. We are nurturers at heart and in our home!

Fight For Air Climb ( Lung Association)

Road races are a ton of fun but today I changed it up! 

I participated in the “Fight for Air Climb” affiliated with the American Lung Association. This is an event like none other, where its participants “race” up a stairwell as they raise funding (and awareness) to benefit those afflicted with lung disease.  The event was held at One Boston Place located in the financial district of Boston. 

This charity is dear to me because I have allergic asthma and allergies.  I am very thankful I have good medical doctors that keep my asthma and allergies well-managed. I also have been very blessed to have a healthy family. 

So today, 

I climbed for Lung cancer.

I climbed for COPD. 

I climbed for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

I climbed for Emphysema. 

I climb….

My strategy was to take my time, climbing up the stairs. My legs were sore, but it was well worth the muscle fatigue. 

It was a good day. Back home to rest my legs. Workout done.