Boston Marathon 2019

21 Apr 19
Pedals, Packs, and Pinots

4 months+ of training – including a half-marathon PR, a 3rd place 30K finish, and many other running firsts – all led towards my first ever Boston Marathon, the culminating experience after all that hard work. The joy I felt throughout my running preparation and upon completion of this race is hard to describe, but […]

21 Apr 19
Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

(AP) — Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. On this date: In 1509, England’s King Henry VII died; he was succeeded […]

21 Apr 19
Heavy.com

This year, Easter Sunday falls on April 21, and both TGI Friday’s and Buffalo Wild Wings should be open for lunch and dinner service.

21 Apr 19
miles with meg

It was 10 years ago, in 2009, that Jared and I ran our first full marathon.  I finished in 4:28:33 @ 10:15/mile.  It was an impossible dream then, but that’s when qualifying for Boston became a whisper of a goal in my heart as I chiseled away at my finish times.  For over 10 years, […]

21 Apr 19
MassUltra

The Trail Animals Running Club’s ninth annual TARC Spring Classic 50K, marathon, half marathon and 10K took place on Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Weston, Mass.

21 Apr 19
the Aspen beat

I remember September 11, 2001. Terrorists hijacked civilian airlines and flew them into the two World Trade towers and the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field after the hijacked passengers heroically overcame their captors. Late in the day, our phone rang. It was a friend informing us that four of the passengers […]

21 Apr 19
This Just In... From Franklin, WI

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday. 1) Attorney General William Barr, flanked by Edward O’Callaghan, Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General (L) and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks at a news conference to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race, in Washington, April 18. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan […]

21 Apr 19
Wausau Pilot & Review

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States. On this date: In 1509, England’s King Henry VII died; he was […]

21 Apr 19
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The review uncovered “significant problems” with remarks that Kevin Cullen made in radio interviews and public appearances after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. copyright © 2016   https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js       Privacy Policy from Boston Globe Columnist Suspended After Review Finds Fabrications via Boston Globe Columnist Suspended After Review Finds Fabrications April 21, 2019 […]

21 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

The 15th Annual KACC Business, Community & Healthcare Expo and Taste of Kent 2019 was a great success thanks to many people, organizations and groups. The board would not be able to plan and carry out such an event without the efforts of many others. Although Mother Nature was the most beautiful and warmest Saturday […]

21 Apr 19
Boston Herald
hhd@get.creators.com (Holiday Mathis) This year features a late Easter. Biblically, the holiday relates to Passover, which is the first full moon after the vernal equinox, a date determined by the lunisolar Hebrew calendar. Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. The earliest Easter can be March 22, and the latest is April 25, which will occur in 2038. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can see patterns that others won’t notice (unless and until you point them out.) To see such a thing emerge brings profound satisfaction, akin to a story wrapping up with the perfect ending. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Heavy baggage slows the journey. Whether it’s emotional or physical, the cosmic forces align to illuminate the essentials and give you the courage to throw out what you don’t need. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). No one “has the time” because the time doesn’t belong to anyone. The best we can do is use time deliberately, which you’ll do today once you say “no” to three things having nothing to do with your plan. CANCER (June 22-July 22). If this day were a marathon, you’d be like the seasoned athlete who understands the magic of pacing. You’ll manage your energy very well, so there’s plenty to draw on when you need it most. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This represents a rare moment when you’ll crave anonymity. You’re not hiding, so much as going inside the safety of a cocoon to do the personal work that will allow for your transformation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Be careful not to minimize, alter or deny your own experiences. You’re entitled to your version of the story, and you get to frame it however you want. It’s most honestly accomplished in the safety of a private journal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The people around you will have lively opinions about your life. While it’s flattering, sometimes you have to distance yourself from the opinions of others in order to hear your own wisdom. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Remember the time when the unexpected change shook up your perspective and then something truly positive came out of it? You’ll get more of the same, so have a little faith when it goes momentarily a bit sideways. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your moods matter more than you imagine. When you uplift yourself, you uplift those close to you. To raise the energy of your nearest and dearest is to raise the vibration of the planet. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It is said that when the student is ready, the master appears. But sometimes the master is late, or clueless. And the student is much better off to speed things along by actively seeking the help of a worthy mentor. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What things mean is more important than what they physically are, especially when it comes to your possessions. Your attachment to an object will bring you through memories and emotions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your work is an extension of you, but it’s not you. The good thing about that sort of extension is that you can be objective about it, take criticism for it, and not let any of that soak in. Nothing personal, just life. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 21). Your birthday marks the end of a certain tug-of-war situation in your life. You let go of the rope and watch the opposition tumble backward. Friendships will spark excitement and brilliant escapades. In June, share your business dreams with potential collaborators. A mutually fulfilling joint venture brings summer money. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 20, 12, 3, and 8. FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: The Taurus sun and revolutionary Uranus align to shake things up. It will happen in a few different ways. For some, the energy swirls around finance. Opportunity and risk are in the offering. You can’t go wrong if you invest for love instead of for speculative advantage, because no matter what happens, you won’t regret what you did for love. For others, the surprising energy of Uranus will go in a more personal direction. Then Pluto goes retrograde to lengthen the learning process. Relationships are a journey; that much is clear. It’s interesting to note that the people who make us better and the people we’d rather not be around are often the same people. It’s the challengers, the irritators, the opposition, the affronts to our beliefs and our confidence, the ones who scare us — those are the ones who make us stronger. Mars and Neptune square off on Saturday, bringing clashes of personality in full focus. Try to remain cool, logical and open to the lesson or exercise conflict brings to the table. Release the need to be right and embrace the chance to be better. CELEBRITY PROFILES: The reign of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, is the longest in British history. The graceful queen has been in service to her country as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England for 66 years. Taurus is known for tenacity and longevity. Natal moon and Neptune in Leo signify creative flair, a penchant for pomp and circumstance, and a love of children. Write to Holiday Mathis@gmail.com. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM Last Updated: Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 09:46:07 -0700
21 Apr 19
Boston Herald
Eric O’Grey was once unhealthy, depressed and lonely. Less than a decade ago, when he was 50, his doctor told him to buy a funeral plot because he’d soon need one. He weighed 350 pounds, with cholesterol at “a walking dead level.” That was in 2010; fast forward to 2019, and O’Grey, now 60, is alive and well because of a shelter dog named Peety. “Everything commercially marketed about weight loss, I had tried and failed on,” said O’Grey, who had become a shut-in. Desperate, he found a nutrition expert who put him on a ration diet and also prescribed a shelter dog, which O’Grey thought was “crazy.” The intention was to get him outside and moving. “I think I have the perfect dog for you,” O’Grey recalled the woman in charge of adoptions saying at the Silicon Valley shelter he visited. “She walked in with this really large and unhealthy looking dog,” he said. Peety was an older dog with skin problems who had trouble walking because of his weight. The shelter worker told O’Grey that he and the dog were in the same physical shape and that O’Grey needed to partner with the dog to make both of their lives healthier and happier. He took Peety home, and for three days, they avoided each other. “I didn’t really want to look after this dog,” O’Grey said. On the third night, Peety left his dog bed down the hall and leaped into bed with O’Grey. “That was the turning point,” he said. He’d never experienced bonding with an animal. They looked into each other’s eyes. “There was this deep, unconditional love that was more powerful than anything I’d ever felt before,” he said. “We became best friends and truly bonded creatures in that moment. It changed everything for me.” A partial explanation for why people are so enamored with dogs has to do with their facial expressions. A 2017 study published in Nature reported that dogs use a variety of expressions to communicate with humans. They’re trying to tell you something, and it brings us closer. That closeness can be the catalyst that changes a person’s health, and life. Peety and O’Grey became accountability partners. O’Grey stuck to his new diet and walked Peety every day. In 10 months, O’Grey lost 150 pounds and was able to stop taking his medications. Peety lost 25 pounds and became a spry dog. O’Grey took up running and qualified for the 2013 Boston Marathon. Peety died in 2015. After his death, O’Grey visited the Seattle Humane Society, where he found Jake and “instantly bonded,” he said. Jake would become his new partner in health. Samantha Albert, 29, was told by her physician that she was prediabetic in 2017. Albert said she also suffered from depression and was prone to sitting on the couch eating comfort food. The doctor prescribed anti-depressants, but also asked if she was interested in getting a dog as part of the solution. Around the same time the doctor recommended a dog, a college friend had reached out to Albert. “She had rescued this skin-and-bones dog off the street and nursed him back to health.” Her friend already had four dogs and asked if Albert could take him. She adopted Ghost, “50 pounds of bouncy lab/husky/whatever mutt that decided he was mine the second I arrived at my friend’s house to see him,” she said. In the five years she had been living in Memphis, Albert said she had been to the park only a few times. “Ghost is my motivation to be healthy,” she said. Albert began eating healthier and taking Ghost to the park. She also took up jiujitsu and has lost 30 pounds. “On days when the Prozac isn’t quite strong enough, the dog is there to cuddle,” Albert said. “He gets me out of the house every day.” Dan Landers, 35, was a fourth-generation electrician, but at age 23, he was crushed by a freight elevator, ending his career. In the six years that followed, “I went through endless MRIs, procedures, shots, surgeries and physical therapy to try to make me better, and nothing was working,” Landers said. “I was dejected and resigned.” Now using a cane to walk, Landers attended Northeastern University to become an engineer. Upon graduation, his sister, who worked at a shelter, told him of an 8-week-old puppy that was found abandoned and living on the streets. She had nursed the puppy back to health and sent pictures of it to her brother. “I fell in love,” Landers said. “I had this super happy puppy on my hands,” said Landers, who named the dog River. “Being sedentary was not an option. … I started pushing through the pain because suddenly I had a motivation that was bigger than just me.” He began with short walks, then they got longer and longer. He’d been using a cane for six years, but “after only three months of concentrating on my dog, I started to walk without the cane. What a liberating feeling,” Landers said. He credits his recovery and overall life satisfaction to River. “I feel like I owe my life to this dog,” he said.
21 Apr 19
themanyhatsofme

What can I say about the Boston Marathon that hasn’t been said or told by like a thousand other people? Background I started running during the summer of 2010. My husband and I started volunteering at church and the volunteer coordinator asked us to join the church running group he lead. They were beginning a […]