Monday, July 2, 2012

Summertime....and the blogging is......NOT EASY!

Ugh......I really don't understand what's keeping me from being more frequent with my blog posts.  Could it be that it was only 2 weeks ago that my school year came to a close and I'm just not yet into my summer routine?  That's what I'm going to blame it on!!!

Week 3 of marathon training was completed this past week, which included a run through Central Park in New York City........what a cool place to run!  I look forward to running there the next time I'm back in the city, but now it's time to get ready for running in another new city.......Portland, OR.  I'm flying out there tomorrow to join my fellow chorus members to compete in the Barbershop Harmony Society's annual Chorus Contest this coming Friday.  My chorus (The Sounds Of Concord) are representing the northeastern U.S. against 29 other barbershop choruses from the US, Canada, and the world.  While in Portland, I'm running in a 5K race (the C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run for Cancer Awareness and Treatment)
in Hillsboro, OR on Wednesday, as well as banging out training runs the other days.  This will make 2 years in a row I've managed to find a race to run while in town for the convention, and it's always a lot of fun to run a race in a "strange" place.

As far as the training runs are concerned, we're staying at the Hilton in downtown Portland, and I'm pretty sure it's not too hard to get from there to the Willamette River, so I'm hoping to find some good riverside running.

Anyway, once I get back on Sunday, I have every intention to report on the week I'll have had, as well as beginning to SERIOUSLY document my marathon training.  It's funny.....I think I've tried a few "restarts" on my blog since Boston, but it hasn't been easy.  I started this blog to document my training and fundraising efforts leading up to the Boston Marathon, and now that I'm back to just being my regular back-of-the-pack self, I think I need to work at this a bit more than I did in the past.  So all I can say now is "talk is cheap"...........enough with the promises.........and I hope you'll all check back in again in a week's time!   Have a safe and wonderful Independence Day on Wednesday......hope you all get out there and have some great runs, and I look forward to sharing mine with you soon!

Rock on, my friends.......


  1. I think it's great that you found a race to run while in Portland! Have a great trip!

  2. I look at "slow blogging" activity like this: too busy living life to write about it :)

    I'm in the same boat, but hey, at least when we do write, it should be good, right?

    Have fun and good luck w/ the chorus contest (singing is my one of my great loves!).

  3. Good luck this weekend!!! :-)

  4. Just imagine - portland is probably a reasonable temperature!! You could just retell that story all summer long...."remember that one day i went for a run and it was 70 degrees??" Like a fairytale.

  5. I feel the same.... I blame the summer\nice weather for non-blogging.

  6. I am right there with you...keep up the great work!

  7. It's better to be out there running and enjoying life than blogging (but all of us the interwebs like your blogging too...!)
    Have an awesome Holiday and a great race!

  8. Bill...I have been a "blad blogger" lately too!!! I have also been off for 2 weeks, and I just can't seem to get my act together!

    when were you in NYC? We were just there twice within the last week, once for a doctors appt and the other for hte NOrah jones concert in Central Park...was that you I saw running through there??? LOL

    hope you have a great race!

  9. Some of my biggest loves are running and singing and teaching too! I sing in a church choir, but I do love to hear (and sing) barbershop. I cyber school my two kids. My next marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, is two weeks after yours. I look forward to reading more blog posts as your time permits (I'm behind on posts as well.).