The view from my porch

“Use setbacks as motivation” – author unknown.

Bad training days and bad training periods are stepping stones to a successful culmination. Believe in yourself! Be true to your dreams! KNOW you WILL be successful in the end!

My daughter (Lisa Flory) and son-in-law (Keith) are about to become VERY proud grandparents. Their oldest son Zach married the love of his life, Eleni, 2 years ago and they set about making a baby!  Making babies can be hard work! But it’s worth it!

This past Christmas we learned of their success!

Grammie and I have been floating on a cloud ever since. This will be our 3rd great grandchild and he is due in the next few weeks. The process of watching his development via the ultra sound pictures has truly been a blessing!

His name is Leo Alexander Flory.

Here comes the running stuff. Eleni is VERY gifted. She works in advertising. OMG she is incredible! She produced an ad for the Super Bowl a few years ago. Recently she has been flying back and forth to LA to shoot commercials for ASICS. She worked with several elite runners including Sarah Hall, the wife of Ryan Hall, retired and now a power lifter, who holds the American Marathon record.

After the shoot was finished the ASICS folks presented her with Leo’s first pair of running shoes! The boy is still in his mom’s womb and already has a shoe sponsorship!

I can’t wait to run Leo’s first marathon with him. It will be a REAL treat! It WILL be in ASICS shoes!

Now, I gotta get him a fishing pole…

Boston entry info: https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/boston-marathon-registration

Kara Goucher Leadville Marathon


Sri Chinmoy 3100 mile race – https://harpers.org/archive/2007/08/run-like-fire-once-more/

52 days to run 3100 miles. At the start of day 13 I is over 800 miles and 7 are closing in on 800 miles.


Big weekend, few to no local races, at least I don’t know of any.

SOOOOoooo let’s train!

What am I missing? What else belongs here!

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FROM LYNDA & GIGI – I am attaching a copy of our flyer with the information for our event.

Lynda Metzger & Gigi Tobey – 917-589-5631

07/20 – Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation 5K RACE & 1 MILE FUN WALK Wilson Area High School -Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin 7:45 a.m. on race day.  Fastest overall top you can register on-line at www.wilsonareasd.org 

08/10 – MASTER THE MOUNTAIN 5K TRAIL RUN www.ShawneeMt.com 

08/11 – ‘Half-Wit Half’ Marathon 13.1 Mile Trail Run

08/31 – STROUDFEST – Kiwanis Daybreak Stroudfest 5K – 8:00 AM EDT – Stroudsburg, PA https://register.chronotrack.com/r/50802 (Sarah, FWIW Daybreak is spelled incorrectly at this sight.)

09/01 – Labor Pain 12 Hour Endurance Trail Run @ 7:45 am – 7:45 pm

09/05 – CAMP RUNABOUT DATES: https://www.camprunabout.com/


10/12 – Oil Creek 100 in NW PA- https://www.runrace.net/oc100

10/13 – STEAMTOWN MARATHON – https://steamtownmarathon.com/register/

11/03 – TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON – http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org

11/03 – STONE CAT MARATHON AND 50 MILE TRAIL RACES http://www.sites.google.com/site/stonecattrailraces

11/10 – Enders Insurance HARRISBURG MARATHON – http://www.ymcarun.com

11/10 – SYRACUSE HALF MARATHON https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Syracuse/SyracuseHalfMarathon  

11/10 – BUCKS COUNTY MARATHON – http://www.runbucks.com

12/07 – MATAMORAS/MILFORD KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS KRIS KRINGLE 5k is going to be held on at Matamoras Airport Park. Proceeds from the run support various local charities.

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