Thursday, May 22, 2008

Home Sweet Home

The Trek Adventure ended on Sunday as a majority of the relay runners crossed the Boston Marathon finish line. Three of the runners ran all 10 days, but 5 was MORE than enough for my tired legs. Running 15 miles a day for 5 days was a REAL CHALLENGE! However, the overall experience was wonderful as it gave me the opportunity to meet a great group of people, support an important cause, and run through beautiful towns in New England.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Tomorrow after work and Fit Girls I will be commuting up to New London with two other Trek runners as we prepare to run the last 5 days of the Trek Relay to benefit the DMSE Children's Fitness Foundation. I've been scrambling around all day to get myself packed and ready as well as do my best to organize the homefront. I'll be more relaxed running the daily 15-20 miles!!

Here is the 5 day schedule:

Day 1: New London NH to Northampton MA (135 miles)

Day 2: Northampton to Charlestown RI (151 miles)

Day 3: Charalestown to Hyannis (137 miles)

Day 4: Hyannis to Ptown and back to Sagamore Beach (136 miles) followed by a night in the Nixon/Fagerburg family summer home (aka "Saggy Hotel")

Day 5: Sagamore Beach to Boston (84 miles) with the final 26 miles on the Boston Marathon course.

Fun, fun, fun!!! This should be excellent for my post marathon recovery.

Evening Reading Material: Mr. Emerson's Wife by Amy Belding Brown

It is the story of Lidian, the fascinating woman who was loved insufficiently by Emerson and perhaps too much by Thoreau. The line between historical and fictional is said to be murky in this nineteenth-century tale of love among the Transcendentalists, but I've heard it's a page turner!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Walk around Walden Pond

Today we (Medfield Middle School Library Staff) finally got around to rewarding all the students who read all 35 books (okay - it is a ridiculous high number; we are redesigning the incentive program for 2008) from the 2007 Summer Reading List. This entailed a beautiful hike around Walden Pond (our attempt to keep the field trip somewhat literary based) plus I loved tossing in the fitness aspect!

Our hike was followed up with lunch at the Colonial Inn and finally a trip to the fabulous independent Concord Bookshop where each student was allowed to purchase one paperback.

Overall, a great day for both students and faculty. Below is a picture of some of the 32 kids from the group.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

TREK USA goodies

Check out all the great stuff that Saucony donated to all of us who will be running the TREK USA:Destination New England beginning on May 9 and ending on May 18.
I'll be running the last 5 days of the event (15 miles each day). I'm particularly excited to run along the CT and RI coast followed by a run to PTown and back to Boston.
My very loyal and patient husband will be managing all home, school and sports schedules while I am away. Here he is with our youngest "fit girl" and TREK fan sporting some of the latest fashions provided by Saucony and the DMSE Foundation.