The view from my porch.

“You should run your first marathon for the right reasons, because you’ll never be the same person again. You must want to do it, not do it because your boss did it or your spouse did it.” Bill Wenmark, running coach

The right reason?? I believe that reason is different for each of us. I doubt many of y’all have or will run your first marathon for the same reason I ran mine. Looking back I’m not positive my reason didn’t change, at least in my mind! All I know is that every fiber of my being is glad I did! I have no regrets! All I have positive warm memories of each and every event. I highly recommend running a marathon if your considering doing so.

Those of you headed to Scranton for the half, tear it up!

Check out the Berwick Run for the Cookies 10K. There are several locals here:

If you have or are part of a group run open to inviting others to join you please send pertinent info and I will keep a list on each email for interested folks. So far these are the responses:

Wednesday night run alternating between The American Ribbon Mill (Ann St. Stroudsburg) and Dave’s (Smith) Shop (8th & Phillips St. Stroudsburg) each week. At 5:15 – more info call or text Elissa Schoening @ 570-972-4271

Mill Rats – both east end of the building Mill Rats and the west end of the building Mill Rats – meet daily for group run/walk daily from the mill at 7:30 am.


TRAINING & EASTER CANDY! Maybe some ice cream too! YES LIFE IS GOOD!


04/08 – Emmaus 4 Mile Classic – 9:30 AM – 500 Macungie Ave Emmaus –

04/16 – Boston Marathon – Patriot’s Day

04/21 – 4/21 – Knowlton Moving Together 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run –

04/22 – St. Luke Half –

04/29 – Ed Krawitz Memorial – Law Day 5 mile race and very inaccurately measured 5K fun run.

05/19 – 42 mile bike ride in Quakertown

04/29 – Jim Thorpe half & 5k –

05/06 – Cinder Cancer Derailers 5k Run – Rudy’s Tavern 90 Washington St, East Stroudsburg

05/06 – Lilac Bloomsday Run 12 K (Spokane, WA) –

05/20 – 13th annual Pocono Marathon + 5k & half marathon

06/02 – Levee Loop – Dansbury Park – Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. – Trail Race starts at 8:15 a.m.

Fitness Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.

06/10 – 2018 Josh Miller Memorial 5K Run/Walk

07/22 – Lake Placid 140.6 Ironman

09/23 – Atlantic City 70.3 Ironman

10/06 – Oil Creek 100 Trail Runs – March 1st registration opens: – Tom Jennings, Race Director

10/07 – 23rd annual Steamtown registration is open!

More inclusive calendars can be found at these excellent sites:

Check out the & & websites for much more complete calendars and results.

What am I missing? What else belongs here!

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