Monday, April 26, 2010

A Sign of Lacrosse

The warm weather's here, and so is lacrosse season.

Things started out with a bang, with Heather Cinco Ocho scoring the team's first goal of the season, in front of her adoring fans, some of whom are pictured below. Alas, the momentum was not to last as the team ran into juggernauts in Westford and Acton-Boxboro.
But she looks great out there on the field, doesn't she?

He Took It In Tewksbury

So, at the suggestion of Scott, who had earmarked a nice 5K in Tewksbury, Andrew and I showed up, hearing that both John and Petey would be among the competitors that day. Alas, between better lures in Groton, a hamstring problem, and a tough outing for an E Streeter on Saturday, the competition was not to be found.
For Andrew, though, there was a bigger challenge awaiting him: the opportunity to run well and steal one from beneath the noses of the Tewksbury track team, as the race was being run on their home turf. Me, I was just along for the ride, testing the feet for the first time since Boston.
At the end of the day, Andrew ended up in 5th place, yes, in front of the entire Tewksbury team, as was his friend, Johannah, who captured top place on the women's side. The old man didn't do too badly either, finishing 31st.
And as for the pics below, that's Andrew accepting his medal as well as enjoying a cheeseburger donut from Donna's Donuts in Tewksbury. Believe me, do not knock it until you have tried it. And we figure Andrew earned the indulgence after doing so well in the race.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Marathon Men and Woman

Wow, what a day!
26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. Sean Kenny, stranded by a volcano in Munich, then Frankfurt then Verona then Rome, finally making it back to the USA via Miami. Now that's dedication! Great virgin outings from Tommy and Victoria. Great laughs with Barry in his beer bottle costume. Unbelievable support from families all around, all along the route. Great weather conditions, great time running as a group for 11 miles, keeping things light. And for me a personal triumph - running the back 13.1 miles side by side with my son. Not much more to say, I'll just let the pictures tell the story from there.