Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crawling Back

Six months is a long time. Injuries do not heal quickly. Especially if it’s not the first injury of its kind. Six months ago I started running again, after having to abort my half-marathon training because of a stress reaction exactly one year after a stress fracture in my right foot. Although I have been […]

2013 Wickham XC Invitational – Oh So Close

The Wickham Cross Country Invitational in Manchester, Connecticut is one of the highlights for every high school cross country runner in Connecticut, and increasingly in New England, as this year 3,500 runners descended on beautiful Wickham Park on a spectacular autumn day with gold and red leafs dancing against a clear blue sky. It is […]

2013 Brewster XC Invitational – Rebound

One week after running while sick at the Wilton Cross Country Invitational, my son had an opportunity to rebound at the Brewster Invitational on Saturday, October 5th in Brewster, New York. Although still not 100% healthy and fit, he relished the opportunity to redeem himself from what he termed a “terrible” race at Wilton. The […]

Wilton XC Invitational – Tale of Two Sons

It’s special when two sons run at the same cross country invitational and parents can cheer for both. Last Saturday, my two sons competed at the 25th Wilton XC Invitational in Wilton, Connecticut, on an absolutely spectacular autumn day. The older son ran for Amity High School’s varsity team, while the younger son ran for […]