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My Marathons

2013 Shamrock Marathon3:17:16 2015 Wineglass Marathon2:59:49 2017 Kauai Marathon3:32:02 2019 Erie Marathon3:16:01 2013 Baltimore Marathon3:40:20 2016 Boston Marathon3:11:11 2018 Shamrock Marathon3:17:24 2014 Shamrock Marathon3:04:17 2016 Marine Corps Marathon3:24:36...

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For Lucas 10×10 – Take the Challenge!

HERE WE GO AGAIN! The For Lucas 10x10 Challenge is back! Are you ready to challenge yourself? Do you find helping others to be a source of motivation? Then the 10x10 challenge is for you!   Lucas would have been 15 years old on September 18, 2019. He will live...

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Leveling Up in the Coaching Game – RRCA Level II Coaching Certification

I am proud to say that I am now officially an RRCA Level II Certified Adult Distance Running Coach and RRCA Level II Certified Youth Coach! For the past year I have been working to complete the course work to obtain those distinctions and have learned a lot through the RRCA’s coaching education program.

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No Ninja For Me

Remember that time I said “After Boston, what’s next? American Ninja Warrior?”

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The New Goodr Bike Sunglasses – Product Review

I have a ridiculously huge collection of Goodr brand sunglasses. I can't help myself. They are cheap ($25) and have SO MANY COLORS! And I am an Ambassador, so I get some perks here and there.When the new Super Fly bike style glasses were introduced, I...

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For Lucas 10×10 – Take the Challenge!

The For Lucas 10x10 Challenge is back! Are you ready to challenge yourself? Do you find helping others to be a source of motivation? Then the 10x10 challenge is for you!   The Challenge: In the months of November and December, participants must run, walk, bike or...

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A New Goal For Lucas – Helping to Keep Memories Alive

As most of you know, I donate $1 for each mile I run to the University of Virginia Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I started doing this about 7 years ago as a way to help other families that are going through what my wife, Jen, and I went through when we lost Lucas shortly after he was born.

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Erie Marathon Race Recap

The Erie Marathon was held on September 10, 2018. 2200 runners registered for the race to make it a completely sold out event. It is a favorite among runners looking for a last ditch effort to get into Boston since the race is right before the opening of Boston Marathon registration. Erie has a high percentage of finishers hitting those qualifying times that they seek.

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RUNNING DAD – JOHN KELLY

Any advice for other Running Dads? “Have fun, and make the most of every second! Our kids will grow up, and our running will inevitably degrade with age, so enjoy both to the fullest. Then we can sit around and take joy in our kids’ accomplishments while we sit on the couch with The Weather Channel on in the background.”

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2018 Boston Marathon Recap

Before you skip over this thinking “Not another run-blogger telling us it was the worst conditions for the Boston Marathon in 30+ years blah blah blah”, I have more to the story than a weather report. It was my fourth consecutive Boston and the one I had the most fun running. The wind, rain, and cold just added to the challenge.

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