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

06 Sep
2014
Schools at the heart of 2020 Vision Quest–In more ways than you might expect

By Randy Pierce “People will forget what you say and what you do long before they will forget how you made them feel” -- Maya

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26 Jul
2014
Tending to our health can mean going the extra mile

By Randy Pierce I had gone totally blind and a sudden new challenge--damage to my cerebellum from possible mitochondrial disease--had

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21 Jun
2014
The Double Century—A 200-mile bike ride from Nashua to Lebanon to Nashua

By Brent Bell Randy and I are planning on riding a double century (over 200 miles) Friday, June 27th, 2014 The “century” or 100-mile

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19 Apr
2014
“I can only imagine” – Team Hoyt Inspiration and beyond!

By Randy Pierce On April 21, the Boston Marathon’s 118th running will highlight more than its usual share of incredibly inspiring

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05 Apr
2014
Miles4Quinn is about to begin!

By Randy Pierce In 2006, I was so proud to step out of my wheelchair for the final time and walk, albeit slowly, with a support

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08 Feb
2014
Join our Presentation: Never Run Out of Inspiration

By Randy Pierce On March 1, I’ll briefly present at a fundraiser for my friend Christine Houde and her team who are running the Boston

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29 Oct
2013
The Scary Realities of Vision Loss

We originally posted this last year around Halloween, and we think it's still relevant for this year as well Happy Halloween! The Scary

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25 Aug
2013
Completing the Quest–And all that it means

By Randy Pierce What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” Henry David

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10 Aug
2013
What is Ability Awareness?

By Randy Pierce I am absolutely not intimidated by the term “disability” I have a disability--several actually--though the primary

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11 May
2013
You are not special!

By Randy Pierce I have been privileged to speak at many events for many different audiences This week’s opportunity feels particularly

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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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