I live with my wife, Kathy, in Cape Neddick, Maine – the very southern tip of Maine – right along the coast. We also have a cottage in Boothbay, Maine – up the coast about two hours. Much of my running is along the ocean’s edge – cool breezes and great views!
My motivation for running for Team CdLS is to honor and in memory of my daughter, Molly. Molly died in 2019 at the age of 30. The CdLS Foundation was of great support to us throughout her life. On race day I write a big letter ‘M’ in the palm of my hand to look at when things get tough.
The Chicago Marathon Co-Captains, Beth Smisloff and Frank Mairano, inspired me to run my first marathon in 2013 in Chicago at age 56 (you’re never too old). Their enthusiasm and commitment were contagious. Chicago 2022 will be my 12th marathon overall and seventh for Team CdLS in Chicago.
My favorite training tip is: “Follow, I mean really follow, a training plan and you’ll be confident on race day that you are ready to go!”
My fundraising tip is: “Have confidence that you are doing a great thing for a great cause – ask any and all people you know for a donation – you’ll be surprised at the outpouring of support.”
When I’m not running, I’m spending time with my two grandchildren (ages 4 and 2). Spending time with them has helped my wife and me cope with the loss of Molly. We have a small daysailer for exploring the coastal waters in the summer and enjoy snowshoeing in the winter. And, of course, all the great New England sports teams to enjoy – Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. I am the fourth generation of my family to own and operate an oceanside seasonal RV park and campground in York Harbor, Maine. ‘Camp Eaton’ was established in 1923 – 2022 is our 99th Anniversary Season.
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