Runishment 2015

It was a humid, vile, and cloudless day last September in Maryland. A flat farm road lay out before us and my buddy Jeff and I were in the middle of a 17 mile run (his first of that length). Needless to say we were both a little slap happy.

I was taking on the role of moral support. That happens often when I con suggest people run long distances with me. Saying things like “We’ve got this. Just one more loop”, but also knowing when it was time to shut the hell up and just keep moving. At some point during this run Jeff came up with the term “runishment” which, when you are drunk on sun and endorphins, is HILARIOUS. So we’ve decided that 2015 is going to be the year of RUNISHMENT!

We’re going to run our butts off.

And we’re going to raise money for Leave Cancer in the Dust. Check it out.

The plan is to run a race in every state of New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts). A marathon in the first five states and finishing the challenge with a 50 miler in Ipswich, Ma.

Jeff and I met in 2012 in a Shakespeare show. This is us with our pitiful bug defense backstage. From bug battles to ultra running...who would have thought!

Jeff and I met in 2012 in a Shakespeare show. This is us with our pitiful bug defense backstage. From bug battles to ultra running…who would have thought!

Our first race is the Vermont City Marathon on May 24th. Last week was my first “official” week of training. All on the treadmill because Mother Nature is currently wreaking havoc on my beloved New England, but hey, training has got to start somewhere! The end of last year was slow going on the running front, but now that I’ve got some exciting goals I’m ready to get back into it.

Bring it, 2015.

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