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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Poster of Quinn and Randy climbing a mountain with the following words superimposed: Climb Your Mountain. Trust, Commit, Persevere, Build Your Team, Believe and Achieve, Reach Your Peak Potential.
28 Feb
2021
The winter of our discontent? A mountain climber’s tale

“Now is the winter of our discontent” is a quote that was popularized by William Shakespeare in Richard III, and also the title of John

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Randy in Patriot Santa hat and 2020 Vision Quest/Gate City Strider Shirt runs on his treadmill
02 Jan
2021
Running out the clock on 2020 earns a respite

On the final day of 2020 I stepped onto the treadmill for a 62-mile run which was relatively short for me this year It brought my total

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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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A beautiful view of autumn colors (gold and orange) in the woods
01 Nov
2020
Electing to provide a week’s worth of words for Wednesday

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind” – Jennifer Dukes Lee What can I do in a decidedly difficult week for many

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Randy stands on a treadmill, his hands held up in victory.
24 Oct
2020
Going the distance from summit celebration to ultra-marathons

“I started running for reasons I had only just begun to understand As a child, I ran in the woods and around my house for fun As a

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Randy runs on a treadmill on his porch, with a teammate holding a "Team With a Vision" sign.
11 Oct
2020
Setting my sights on a new goal

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming  the person you most want to be Put your

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Two men out on the street in running gear giving thumbs up signs.
30 Aug
2020
Time to come together for unique Boston Marathon experience

I run to keep healthy, I run to enjoy time spent with the various guides who make the experience possible, and I run to challenge myself to

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Randy Pierce and Rodney Andre walk into sun on the streets of Boston after Boston Marathon 2019.
02 Aug
2020
Ramping up readiness for the Virtual Boston Marathon

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond” -- Brian Tracy” I have effectively been training for the 2020

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enthusiastic team of walkers pose for group picture.
19 Jul
2020
I need your help! Less than 2 weeks til the Walk For Sight

I challenge myself often, physically mentally and more Even in these already challenging times I especially want to learn, grow and

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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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