Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Boston Strong

For those going to Boston this weekend... we are proud of each and every one of you!  As a send off, Here's an Irish Blessing for you all. 

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand 

Boston Stong Runners, please see the email from Jess regarding a great chance to get together with friends at this spectacular event! If you are not on her list below, and want to be, please RSVP to Jess right away as this reservation is already for a big group! Her email is contained in the message below.  


On this second anniversary of the horrific bombing of the Boston Marathon, it seems fitting to post this message of solidarity.  For those in Boston who would like to get together, I have confirmed our reservation at Cheers on Beacon Hill in Boston (please note there are two Cheers locations - Beacon Hill is where we are meeting) this coming Sunday, April 19th at 5pm. 

 I currently have the following Team RED members, friends and family members on the list:

      Dave and Elaine Eide along with their niece and friends
      Lorelei Hanson
      Gwen Jacobson
      Andy, Erin and Boston Heminway
      Dave Morell and spouse
      Susan Forsythe
      Sarah and Anna Schettle
      Shaun Palmer
      Andy Becker
      Thom Woo
      Theresa Schumacker/family/friends

        All told, we have a little over 25 people, but Cheers has been very accommodating and it will work out just fine. You can reach me at if there are any questions. Feel free to wear your Boston anthem jacket or other Boston marathon gear if you would like. It will be fun to have Team RED represent. Looking forward to seeing some familiar people in Boston... specifically where everyone knows your name. So excited!

        "Boston Strong"



Here's a link to a story on Fox 47 with Shaun Palmer... Shaun did a nice job in this piece! So did Jim Li....
Below is a great short clip leading to last years Boston Marathon.  It's worth a look... 

  • Saturday 7:15am:  The Long Run from the RAC rolls out... and ends in Byron!  - We will have shuttles to get you to Rochester if you need to get back, otherwise just consider staying, we can always use more tax payers!  
    • The route is 19 miles and posted at
    • If you would like to bring a drop bag of your own with dry clothes for when you reach Byron, Tom O' will be at the RAC to collect those bags and transport them to Byron. 
    • You  don't have to run that entire route to end in Byron... you could run from the RAC directly to Byron! That's 7-8 miles of goodness and it ends with a breakfast for charity! 
    • Randy Quint is our hero with the Water Stop half way between the RAC and Byron! Thanks Randy! 
    • If you're not interested or available for the pancake feed, it's all good.  You can still get your miles without participating in the Pancake Feed.. just run to the aid station of Randy's and from there, head back to Rochester. 

  • Sunday 8am:  The Off Season Striders are heading out from The People's Food Coop.  This is a great location to get out and run or walk.. then come back for the social!  
    • I am planning to pre-load some miles starting at 7am. If anyone cares to join me, please do! Pace will be 9-9:30/miles for the pre-load. 

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