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.

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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 wears a blue shirt and points to the back of Rob's blue shirt, which says, "2020 Vision Quest: Reach your peak potential"
02 Dec
2019
Sharing the vision for my running trifecta ahead!

As the first serious snowstorm of the season descends upon New England and much of the country, I'm ending a weekend of thanksgiving by

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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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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.
10 Nov
2019
Randy’s Reflections on the Peak Potential Grand Finale

I’m writing this weeks blog just two weeks prior to the 10th and final Peak Potential Dinner and Auction gala fundraiser for our 2020

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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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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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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 and Rodney in the USABA Marathon in California on December 2.
18 Aug
2019
Two Incredible Opportunities Require a Worthy Plan

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become John Ruskin Under hot and humid conditions, Rodney recently guided me for our

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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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