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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The 2020 Vision Quest team hikes up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, with the snow-topped mountain in the distance against a blue sky with wispy clouds.
07 Nov
2021
Advocate! Insights on the pivotal role of need and approach

All of us are likely to encounter opportunities in which having the tools to advocate for ourselves will greatly benefit our lives In my

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Randy's rappelling brings him to a window which shows the high up reflection of Randy and the city behind him.
15 Aug
2021
The real heroes are not Daredevils, just people trying to make a difference

Daredevil: noun a reckless person who enjoys doing dangerous things Contrary to what many believe, I do not enjoy dangerous things and I

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A black and white photo of two hands clasped in friendship.
08 Aug
2021
Guest Blog: What I’ve learned in the past 3 months as an intern at 2020 Vision Quest

As my time at 2020 Vision Quest wraps up, I want to use my last blog post to recap three major lessons I’ve learned I am so grateful

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Randy and team go through the electrical shock portion of the Tough Mudder race in 2015
01 Aug
2021
Trust is the backbone for securing relationships

"Trust is the glue of life It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication It’s the foundational principle that

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Rocky path along a mountainside under a partly cloudy blue sky.
27 Jun
2021
Navigating the path with an eye on habits

The path from dreams to success does exist May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to

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Randy and his friend Tom on the top of Mt Washington, with a blue sky with wispy clouds
12 Jun
2021
Setting expectations — In general and on the Rockpile!

Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection We suffer more from our fictitious

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Black lab lies on a white blanket on the floor and gnaws on a bone.
31 May
2021
The “swirl” of our first week home

"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity Life is eternal We have

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Randy sits cross-legged on his treadmill wearing his Patriots jersey (number 54), looking up at a small statue of Buddha, appearing contemplative.
07 Dec
2020
Deeper introspections on 54 miles run on my treadmill

Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs ― Buddha Before I even begin my attempt to run 54 miles on my

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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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The word "COVID-19" with a simplified rendition of the virus
15 Mar
2020
COVID-19 and 2020 Vision Quest: An Announcement

Like many of us during these difficult times, 2020 Vision Quest is attentively following the health concerns and recommendations provided

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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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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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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 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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Randy steps over the edge of the two-story Brady-Sullivan Tower to rappel down the side of the building with the Manchester skyline in the distance.
09 Jun
2019
Going Over the Edge Once Again – Live United #LUOTE2019!

On Thursday, June 27, I will once again join United Over the Edge to rappel down the 24-story Brady-Sullivan Tower in Manchester, NH Why

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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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Amazon box sitting right in front of Randy's door.
10 Feb
2019
Dangerous delivery! Asking for a little awareness

First and foremost, I’m fine… this time Being blind, there are a few additional hazards which present themselves along the way of my

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Randy, Tracy, and Autumn in Scotland, August 2018 at the top of Edinburgh Castle.
06 Jan
2019
Hindsight and Foresight with “2020” Vision for 2019

Launching into the new year, I join many in reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and setbacks I prefer to use these as a bit

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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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