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In fitness on January 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm


Today is Friday, the second Friday of the New Year 2013 and we as a tribe called the November Project take on Summit Ave. in Brookline together, to build a better body,mind and spirit.

We did a great hill workout today consisting of 4 complete hills or 4 FULL as Brogan Graham called it today as we were bouncing on our toes to keep warm in the 37 degree weather.

Usually we run to the fire hydrant at Corey Hill, known for its great sledding but today we did it all the way down to the traffic light on the other side of the road.  So today was a landmark for our hills.  So hopefully that becomes a more regular addition to our life on Summit Ave.

Ok, so I want to finish out this post telling you a couple things I accomplished at the end of the summer and beginning of fall so that you can see that anything is possible.

Well as you see we run this hill and Brogan Graham part of the two headed monster we call November Project decided he would throw the gauntlet out there one fine Friday in September to run 15 hills which is 12.63 miles so I got on board that train, but Big20 Joey Kiley had to do 20 that day so I saw my future in his accomplishment as well…  So the next week I set out on the 20 hills and Joey Big20 Kile did it to me again as he did 33 hills which is roughly 26.36 miles a tenth longer than a marathon so the gauntlet was thrown dow for me again to accomplish 37 hills which is 30 mile but I still have to accomplish that goal this spring for at 23 1/2 mile my legs gave out and overcoming my EGO and being ok with finishing the rest walking was insanely difficult but I did it…

And then a cool day in the Harvard Stadium portion of our life Joey and I pushed each other through the section gauntlet first he did 125 so i set out to do 150 and yep he did 200 and yep you guessed it the next week so did I!

The moral of this is he is in his early 20’s and I am 40 on Aug 9,2013 so if you push yourself to be better than yesterday and can get past yourself and the limits you have put on it anything is POSSIBLE right KG!



In Uncategorized on January 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

what does that word mean?  Why is it important, to have goodness inside of you?  These are two important questions that only you can answer for yourself really.  But i will discuss me a little so you may better understand for yourself.

     Well if you don’t know me yet you will in a minute, I have many bumps and bruises,replaced acl,plate and six screws, couple sets of stitches as well as mental fatigue from a life lived.  My heart has been broken and I have broken a few hearts as well…

     But through it all I choose to move forward and be better than yesterday, as long as that is my goal and I choose to act on it then I can live with Goodness in my heart.  I have chosen to accept people for who they are not what I could hope for them to be.  Sure I make mistakes, take wrong turns but you can always double back or take a road that leads back to the one you were on.  There are no excuses in life just hurdles to be overcome and all it take is time and patience to figure it out.

  How about a story to give you an example, I was 4 and my family had moved to NY City and my mom was late for an interview as a dental assistant, so she ran inside to let them know she was there but she left my little sister Alison and I in the car while she did.  But I was a little pyro and she was a smoker which is not a good combination if she leaves her cigarette case in the car with the matches in it.  so I needed something to pass the time so iI grabbed the case and took out the matches, struck one love the ignition of the flame and the smell of the sulfur as well.  But it burned my finger so i dropped the match on the VW Bug polyester carpet under the front passenger seat, but as I watched it hit the carpet it looked like it went out so i went on with playing with my sister in her car seat but less than a few minutes later I smelled something burning and looked under the seat to find a blazing inferno so I looked at Alison said we need to get out of the car.  I got her out of her seat,put her over my shoulder and out of the car we went onto the sidewalk and just waited for Mom to come out.

  Ya I was 4 and sometimes there is goodness cast upon us whether we like it or not or we can learn that goodness is a choice that we can provide ourselves and the world with by making a conscious effort to change our attitude and our direction forward.  It is totally up to you now isn’t it.  don’t point blame, find the strength inside yourself to make the changes you want to see in the world in yourself!Image



In Uncategorized on January 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm


we all travel down our own road but realize we are not alone on it ever…