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: Motivation

19 Jan
2013
“I’d rather be dead than blind…”

By Randy Pierce “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it” Helen Keller While the much more

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27 Oct
2012
The Scary Realities of Vision Loss

By Randy Pierce Imagine reaching for the light switch in total darkness on an eerie Halloween evening You flip the switch and nothing

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13 Oct
2012
A Dog-Gone Greeting to Remember!

By Randy Pierce October marked the sixth-year anniversary of Quinn and me becoming a team I remember the moment I knew the partnership was

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07 Jul
2012
Patriotic Pup Does “Just a 5K”

By Randy Pierce Quinn and I hoisted the harness to run the July 3 “Finish at the 50” road race I always appreciate and am in awe at

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30 Jun
2012
Independence Upon the Presidential Range

By Randy Pierce Independence day 2010 marked the first official 2020 Vision Quest hike We experienced an amazing sunset beside Lake of

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04 Mar
2012
A Fine Finish? – You Better Believe it!

By Randy Pierce Just as many thought we were flying to the finish, our winter quest seemed stalled at 41 of 48 peaks Wind and weather held

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06 Feb
2012
Hiking Sacrifices for “Super” Goals

By Randy Pierce The quest Quinn and I have undertaken this winter is simple in concept We are attempting to join a very elite group of

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21 Nov
2011
Taking the Hits As They Come – Blind Football?!

Tonight I’ll be attending the NFL Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs As usual, I have no

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22 Aug
2011
No Way Am I Going to Lose to a Blind Guy!

The actual quote is, “It would be humiliating to lose to a blind guy!” and it comes from a commercial for the series Expedition

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11 Jul
2011
Challenges

by Drew Bourn I first met Randy a little over 20 years ago, and in the last 7 years or so, we have become very good friends Both of us

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05 Jul
2011
Out of Service – the End of an Era

by Randy Pierce Hudson Nottingham West Lions Club shut down on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, after years of service This was my Lions Club, and

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29 Jun
2011
Whiteface and Passaconaway lift us above last year!

by Randy Pierce Prior to this year's hiking schedule, my collective knowledge of Whiteface and Passaconaway could fit into a single

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22 Jun
2011
Learning to Lead

by Kara Minotti Becker When I’m asked to take charge of a thing – whatever thing – my first reaction is probably similar to

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06 Jun
2011
No Letdown for Team 2020

by Kyle Dancause In sports, there is much talk and concern over the dreaded letdown game For those not familiar with the term, a letdown

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18 Apr
2011
Are We Responsible Bandits?

by Randy Pierce As this blog is posting, I'm in Boston for Patriots’ Day, aka Marathon Monday Quinn and I plan to run half of the

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11 Apr
2011
See What I Mean?

by Randy Pierce As the blazing red sun slowly slipped below the last range of mountains to our west, the purple, blue, and green hues of

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28 Mar
2011
CIO – Chief Inspiration Officer?

by Randy Pierce Inspiration is deeply personal, and when the Outside Blog introduced me to Ryan Levinson as their "Chief Inspiration

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14 Feb
2011
Winter’s Wrath in the Whites

by Randy Pierce Why take all the challenges of our summer hikes, remove Quinn's help, and instead undertake a hike under conditions that

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07 Feb
2011
Finding Ability Awareness

by Randy Pierce Where did I find the term "Ability Awareness" A remarkable young man named Tyler, who is our inspirational feature this

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24 Jan
2011
Wrestling with Reasonable – The ADA and Its Powerful Impact

by Randy Pierce Without the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I would not be allowed the benefits of Quinn in most public places

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