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

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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A baseball signed by Red Sox player Xander Bogaerts on a small stand in front of a sign describing it
23 Sep
2019
Help needed! Connect us to auction items for Peak Potential

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up” --John Holmes This is it Our tenth and final

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Mt. Moosilauke, group standing on the summit in front of an American flag on Sept. 11, 2011
14 Sep
2019
Guest Blog: Do Not “Live every day as if it’s your last”

We have a powerful and important opportunity to make a choice in our lives, to deliberately and willfully escape the default settings of

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Randy and team go through the electrical shock portion of the Tough Mudder race in 2015
07 Sep
2019
Eradicating Obstacles with a New Tough Mudder Video

By Randy Pierce This might look like our somewhat famous "Oberto Heroes of Summer" video highlighting approaches to obstacles and life,

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn post on Mt. Wachusett with the "See You At The Summit" book.
02 Sep
2019
#SeeYouAtTheSummit2020 Kicks off on Mt Wachusett, Labor Day Weekend

Will you take your copy of our book, See You At The Summit to one of your personal summits Will you capture the moment in a photograph and

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Randy giving a presentation at Keene State in an auditorium full of college students.
25 Aug
2019
Back to Basecamp in our Ever Climbing School Mission!

"When you learn, teach When you get, give" -- Maya Angelou I launched our educational outreach in grand fashion on August 22 with a

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Randy Pierce, Tedy Bruschi, and Rodney Andre the day prior to the 2019 Boston Marathon.
03 Aug
2019
A stroke of good fortune – Celebrating Tedy Bruschi

My mom, dad, and brother all experienced significant strokes, so I have understood the worry and concern of a loved one during the most

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Tom and Randy running on a local trail, both coming toward (and looking at) the camera. Both are showing big smiles!
27 Jul
2019
Setting my sights on a 50k trail run and my guide’s larger goal!

What says "relentless forward progress" more than the dog days of August How about running my first official “Ultra Marathon” in the

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Long view of a craps table.
06 Jul
2019
Join us for our Week of Celebratory Events at the Boston Billiard Club & Casino!

Come share in the fun of the many diverse events during the week of Monday July 22 through Sunday, July 28! We have planned special

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Boston Billiard's Poster for supporting 2020 Vision Quest
17 Jun
2019
Excited to announce support from Boston Billiard Club & Casino’s Charitable Gaming

We are delighted to announce Boston Billiard Club & Casino of Nashua, NH has selected 2020 Vision Quest as a supported charity for

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Two champagne glasses through which are visible a photo of Randy and teammate running the Boston Marathon and Randy and his team in front of Rainbow Mountain in Peru are visible.
26 May
2019
One Last Opportunity to Celebrate our Peak Potential Event together!

It starts now! Ticket/Table Sales for our tenth and final Peak Potential Dinner and Auction begin on June 1 Our event is on Saturday,

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Randy and Autumn walking with young girl and a few other participants at Walk for Sight 2018
01 May
2019
A Surge of Support Requested for our Walk for Sight!

I am heading in for a relatively minor back surgery on May 1 and this emergency blog post isn’t seeking help for that process, but rather

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Randy presenting at a school of children
21 Apr
2019
Preparing a presentation: An inside look at what I’ve learned

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” William Butler Yeats How do I prepare a presentation That

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Randy and Quinn crossing the finish line of the 2013 BAA 5K. Quinn, a yellow Labrador Retriever is guiding with one paw on the ground, tongue joyfully hanging out as they pass the flag display which marks the Boston Marathon finish.
14 Apr
2019
Why the Boston Marathon? Anyone’s guide to looking at ability differently

"It is difficult to train for a marathon; but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon" - Aaron Douglas

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Randy stands in a well lit room wearing a dark blue shirt with the letters CIM on it and pointing to his outstretched arm with an apple watch on it.
07 Apr
2019
Technology Tidbits: My Apple Watch Series 4

“Creativity is just connecting things” – Steve Jobs It has been awhile since I’ve talked technology on the blog despite a fair

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Randy and guide run; Randy's eyes closed
30 Mar
2019
Teaming up for the 2019 Boston Marathon, Finding the Finish

"The marathon can humble you" -​ Bill Rodgers, winner of four Boston Marathons "Boston Billy" knows what he's talking about and he's a

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Autumn looking attentive, sitting on the floor, looking up.
10 Mar
2019
All about Autumn on this five-year anniversary!

Spring sprang early in 2014 in the form of a Black and Tan Labrador Retriever ironically named Autumn On March 16 she burst into our living

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Randy on a mountain at sunset
24 Feb
2019
Recoveryedia – An inspiring platform for hope and positivity!

Matt and TJ, the co-founders of Recoverydia, shared an all too brief afternoon with Autumn and me We  fell into a quick comfort discussing

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Autumn poses serenely in front of a statue of Buddha.
16 Feb
2019
How to “respond” instead of “react” — And why it’s so important

"Do not learn how to react Learn how to respond" -- Buddha I was recently reminded by a friend’s post that I often like to

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