PUMA ROCKS

Puma will be part of the Rock N’ Run Event–AWESOME.

They are donating two pairs of kick-ass shoes to Andy and me and TWO pairs as prizes.

Thanks Paul 🙂

A cool 16

Andy and I ran 16 miles on Saturday! It was a trying run through the hills on the marathon course. Heartbreak hill sure feels bad at mile 11. Can’t wait to see how it feels at mile 20. We did the run at our usual pace–10 minute miles. Which, I think in this case is pretty good. By the end of the run, we were praying for downhills and gatorade.

Andy did an awesome job 🙂 Next weekend we do 18.

That’s it for now. Back to work and watching the dying blizzard outside.

Check out our Rockin’ Page

Want more info about the benefit?
Click on our rockin’ page.

We secured some pretty sweet items for our

New England Spirits just got on board!!

The prize list continues to grow, and currently includes a new Fender Stratocaster donated by Guitar Center Boston, a three month gym membership to Fitcorp, gift certificates to Cambridge Common Restaurant/Lizard Lounge and Christopher’s Restaurant/Toad, two one-hour tattoo sessions by Pino Brothers Tattoo, a $100 gift certificate to Toegoz (flip flops & more), and a free 3 month membership to Fitcorp!

Chadwick Martin Bailey (my company)

will sponsor our Rock N’ Run Benefit Event 🙂

It is making it possible for us to have our fantastic room at Oliver’s Nightclub at the Cask n’ Flagon!

THANKS!

Will Andy’s MP3 of the week help the benefit show?

Check it out here! http://thephoenix.com/onthedownload

We secured our first big donation for the Benefit!

Guitar Center Boston is donating an electric guitar!

YES! George Rendulic, manager at the Boston location, ROCKS.

Thanks!

Hammy Hurts

I’m not 100% sure what’s going on with my hammy–but it’s mad at me. It’s been tight the past few weeks and I slacked on stretching. Now it’s achy!

We were supposed to do the nine mile Cross Roads run tonight but the math doesn’t look good.

Tight Hammy + Freezing Cold + Hills = TROUBLE.

We’ll be running on the treadmill…for eight miles…maybe we can find a good TV movie.

What’s exciting? FUNDRAISING. Our planning for the benefit event is well underway! We’re looking for corporate sponsors and donations!

Please let us know if you can think of anything. Thanks!

I’ve been slacking a bit…

…ALTHOUGH 7 miles is fairly easy these days.  With all the shows I’ve been playing with the band, especially on weekends when the long runs are, I haven’t been keeping up my mileage.  I have shows today through Saturday and then only a few between next week and the marathon.  So it’s NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE time after that.  The Thursday night Crossroads runs are pretty amazing and I noticed marked improvement from my first to my second.  I only hit one trouble spot, at the top of Heartbreak Hill, but it was smooth sailing otherwise.  And then pizza and beer.

OK, off to battle the snow and I’ll be picking up my training and fundraising next week.

Kicking Butts and Taking Names

I ran 13 miles in 2 hours yesterday. I was on pace for just under 10 minute miles all the way through mile 6. On the way back, i felt great around mile 9 and picked up the pace to the finish.

It was FREEZING. Literally. My GU froze, the water and gatorade at the water stops froze, and a man had an sweat ICICLE on his hat! My scarf kept freezing. Despite the cold, I felt great.

Yesterday’s run makes me completely confident I will finish the marathon–without walking 🙂

Dear MBTA,

Thank you for not following schedules. For your total disregard for time. For offering minimal service with increasing fares.

This morning I waited 20 minutes for a bus that never showed and prevented me from doing my 14 mile run. I needed to take the bus to Watertown Sq. so I could meet a group of runners. The timing was perfect! I knew the scheduling of the bus was too good to be true. I would have enough time to walk to our meeting place with a few minutes to spare.

I watched the digital numbers change on my watch. After each transformation of the minutes, I became more unconvinced I’d be able to make it on time. I stood well rested at the bus stop with my wind breaker and water bottle in hand. I was so disappointed.

Thanks MBTA.