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They say "Finish Line, not Finish Time"

Ever since I announced that I was running the 123rd Boston Marathon, I have been amazed by the response I get from people... It's always the same. Their eyes get HUGE, they purse their lips together, and exhale slowly... "Are you nuts?" usually follows. My response? A simple... "YUP" is all that's...
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Veterans Day Details

In May, I always remind people that Memorial Day is not a time to thank those who have served, it is a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving, and to thank their families. In November, Veterans Day is the day to thank everyone who has worn a uniform in service to this...
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Not all heroes wear capes...

Proving that there is more than one way to get the message out, Marine veteran Chris White streaked an Astros game in Red, White and Blue silkies. “I am not a serial streaker, but I have been known to take my clothes off to show red, white and blue.” he said. According to The Marine Times , he used...
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Too much candy? Seriously? OK, here's what to do!

OK, are you seriously complaining about having too much Halloween candy around? I would understand if you're talking about Candy Corn... YUCK! But otherwise... Is there such a thing as TOO MUCH HALLOWEEN CANDY? I'm sure you're dentist thinks so! Well, as Halloween is my favorite day of the year, I'...
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Details on Mistress Carrie's Tough Ruck 2017

The Tough Ruck is the hardest thing I have ever done, and the most rewarding. 26.2 miles, carrying a full military ruck sack, in combat boots, in honor of a fallen hero. I started it back in 2014, after the ruck was moved off of the Boston Marathon route, after the bombings, and it was opened up to...
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Marine Birthday/Veterans Day events

Looking to celebrate the 241st Marine Corps Birthday, the 100 Anniversary of the Marine Reserves, or Veterans Day? I've got you covered! Click here for all the details on the Bruins Military Appreciation Night at the Garden Veterans Day 11/11/16 at 2pm, there is a wreath laying ceremony at the...
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Could you walk from Georgia to Maine? Tackle the Warrior Hike!

What does it take to "Walk Off The War"? A photo posted by Daniel Dean (@danieldeanmarine) on Jul 22, 2016 at 5:42pm PDT Well, for Veteran's taking part in the Warrior Hike , it takes the entire Appalachian Trail. According to the Warrior Expeditions official website: In 1948, Earl Shaffer told a...
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Support the 2016 Run To Home Base and Team WAAF

It's time once again, to lace up my running shoes, and take to the streets of Boston, in support of our Veterans! The 2016 Run To Home Base is here! Saturday, July 23 at 8am, thousands of runners and walkers, will line up on Yawkey Way, and kick off the Run To Home Base, with our final destination...
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Memorial Day, what it is, and what it isn't.

This weekend, please remember why you can hang out in the backyard, and grill those burgers. Memorial Day , isn't about the start of summer, it isn't about thanking our troops, and it isn't about shaking the hands of our Veterans. Memorial Day , is about remembering the fallen, and shouldering part...
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Details on Massachusetts Fallen Heroes 'Patriot Week'

If you're not familiar with Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, click here to get more info . I'm honored to call many of the people involved with Mass. fallen Heroes friends, and I stand behind their mission and fundraising efforts. They work tirelessly, to honor our Gold Star Families, and to pay...
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