A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

Tag: Inspiration

Treadmill with image on the viewscreen of an autumn road along a highway
11 May
2020
Can I visit you on my virtual run across New Hampshire?

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream Not only plan but also believe” ~ Anatole Fran I guess I should first

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03 May
2020
Why the Inaugural Bru 5.4 K saves lives: BE FAST on May 4 and beyond!

At 5:40 pm on May 4, 2020 I'll turn up the speed on my treadmill and run a virtual race to support Tedy's Team, an organization started by

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Blue morning glories wrapping around a mailbox in the sun.
26 Apr
2020
April Showers Bring May Flowers: Morning Glory Anticipations

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn It has been a rainy April, both literally and metaphorically Staying

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Randy Pierce and Rodney Andre walk into sun on the streets of Boston after Boston Marathon 2019.
20 Apr
2020
Making more out of this different Patriots Day

April 20, 2020 is Patriots Day and was expected to be the Boston Marathon Covid-19 has altered those plans and the lives, all too often

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Randy and Tracy pose with copies of "See You At The Summit"
07 Apr
2020
Join our virtual events April 11 & 20: Movie showing and book discussion

As we all find different ways to socialize during these turbulent times, we are glad to provide a couple of opportunities to come

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Randy sits at his desk in a greek room in front of a keyboard with Autumn on the floor by his side. He is petting her.
22 Mar
2020
Springing into Action During the Coronavirus Pandemic

For most of us, life has become quite different since the arrival of COVID-19 As someone with a higher susceptibility and a significantly

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Randy sits on a staircase smiling at the camera and Autumn lies on his stomach in an affectionate snuggle.
15 Mar
2020
Happy Anniversary, Autumn! Six years already?

Perhaps more people will focus on the contract status of Tom Brady and the new England Patriots as “legal tampering” opens on March 16

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Randy, Tracy and Autumn laughing on a summit peak. Tracy wears a bright pink top and Autumn is caught with her pink tongue out in the middle of licking her own nose.
08 Mar
2020
A focus on happiness as a pillar of success

I have often thought of happiness as a type of success and still believe that to be valid I believe there is a more powerful truth and

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Gray hoodie with a cartoon image of a dog holding a large silver hammer with a caption that says, "All dogs are worthy"
22 Feb
2020
Launching our new store, “All Dogs are Worthy”, and more!

"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor” – Stan Lee “Whosoever wears this clothing, if

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03 Feb
2020
How kindness and talent ensured another obstacle fell

Undertaking a Tough Mudder is difficult for certain, although the right team helped ensure success for all of us When Court Crandall put

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Fireworks over the Piscataqua River and downtown Portsmouth, NH. Over the city scape, between the fireworks right of frame and the North Church steeple are the words "Welcome to 2020" in classic 2020 Vision Quest styling.
13 Jan
2020
A Decade in Review

I only have 54 of these decades under my belt so far, and yet, that is enough for me to find a little awe in the 2010-2020 decade of my

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Randy and guide run; Randy's eyes closed
30 Dec
2019
Celebrating our Signature Year: Taking 2020 in Stride!

Our mission has adapted and grown through the decade to best reflect the resources we cultivate and similarly most effectively serve the

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Randy in festive, patriotic Santa hat joins Autumn in reindeer antlers in front of their Christmas tree.
21 Dec
2019
“Louis, The Blind Christmas Elf” — A Story For All

Too often the holidays can feel like the "holly-daze" as schedules and preparations take place at a frenetic pace It is easy to be

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Randy and Rob (two tall guys in running gear) pose smiling in front of a blue sky and yellow steel bridge backdrop.
16 Dec
2019
More than a Marathon, The U.S. Association of Blind Athletes Changes Lives Year round

I was once again proud and honored to join many friends and competitors for the first full weekend of December in Sacramento California

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07 Dec
2019
Loaded question: Will I see you at the summit?

Beyond the obvious and dubious aspect of my sight, there is a layered double meaning in this blog title I certainly love reaching for goals

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Randy speaks at a podium to a room of people seated at banquet tables.
24 Nov
2019
Guest Blog: Thoughts on the Final Peak Potential

Farewells to our beloveds are never easy And to most of the 200-plus 2020 Vision Quest supporters who packed the Marriott ballroom

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The words "Local Author Night" with an image of a book underneath
02 Nov
2019
Join us 11/7 for “Local Author Night” at the Nashua Public Library — and maybe win a prize!

Our book See You At The Summit has been available for one year and the Nashua Public Library has invited us to bring our copies for a Local

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Randy and Rob climbing the side of a cliff in Peru, smiling.
28 Oct
2019
May the best man win! An update to my National Marathon Championship approach

Rob Webber will be my guide as we run the 262 miles of the California International Marathon while trying to account ourselves respectably

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Randy and Autumn hike up a sunlight-dappled wooded trail.
06 Oct
2019
Why I strive for the simple gifts in an autumn hike

"There is a certain something which tugs upon my core to reproduce the splendor of nature's sweet decor" - Randy Pierce, poem,

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The iconic picture of the Mighty Quinn resting on the summit of Mount Flume in the summertime, with a mountain range and blue sky in the background.
28 Sep
2019
Some autumn reminiscing on the significance of my dogs

“I hope to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am”  Anonymous The season of Autumn has arrived and my present Guide Dog,

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