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: running

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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Randy the 2020 group walk down the streets.
17 Feb
2020
In 2020, we’re stepping up our efforts for the Walk for Sight

“Dream big dreams! Imagine that you have no limitations and then decide what's right before you decide what's possible” Brian

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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 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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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 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 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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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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A group shot of Fitness University volunteers
29 Apr
2019
Guest Blog: Fitness University

By Carolina Tumminelli The Gate City Striders are gearing up to have their 20th year of Fitness University, an amazing program 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 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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New Boston Tether requirement is short against Randy’s forearm. One size doesn’t fit all!
04 Feb
2019
Boston Marathon creates a major tether challenge

Running the Boston Marathon totally blind holds more than sufficient challenge, such as the arduous training requirements on

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Randy and Rodney in the USABA Marathon in California on December 2.
09 Dec
2018
An Inside look at the National Marathon Championship

Race reports are a common method for runners to share the trials and triumphs of their race day experience My goal is to take a look at

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24 Jun
2018
Running Out Of Time!

By Randy Pierce I choose to run a fair number of races and often I want to measure myself against the clock So often we are tempted to

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Randy and Jose run the Boston Marathon in 2018, bundled up in coasts on a rainy street.
22 Apr
2018
Framing Failure as Setback through Success

By Randy Pierce The 2018 Boston Marathon featured the worst marathon weather I’ve ever experienced: cold temperatures, relentless

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07 Apr
2018
A Little More Meaning Behind My Running the Boston Marathon in 2018

By Randy Pierce "Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all" -Oliver Wendell

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18 Feb
2018
Training the Mind and Body for Boston – The Right Guide Always Helps!

By Randy Pierce “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” —Thomas

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25 Nov
2017
California and the USABA National Marathon Championship!

By Randy Pierce “Running is 90% Mental and 10% physical” – runner’s adage Certainly there is much more than 10% physical involved

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