Remember That Song: 9/14/15

Can you name the artist and song:

Hold me
Close to your heart
Touch me
And give all your love to me
To me


Last Song: “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” by John Cougar Mellencamp from Scarecrow (1985)

Great job Jim (@JimVilk)!!!

They come from the cities
And they come from the smaller towns
Beat up cars with guitars and drummers
Goin crack boom bam

The Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race, Walk and Family Day (Pre-Race)

Race #2 tomorrow! I’m so looking forward to it!

The Rhode Runner

After Finishing for my Guinness this past Sunday, we are wasting no time in moving on to the next race. Coming up this Sunday, September 13, 2015, is the The Jeff Coombs Memorial Road Race.

Jeff Coombs was killed on American Airlines Flight 11 in the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks (the first plane, which hit the North Tower). We all knew where we were on 9/11. I was driving my 1 1/2 hour commute to work. I did not listen to Howard Stern too often, but I happened to be listening that day, when they said a plane flew into one of the towers. Then another one hit before I got to work. A coworker of ours, Carol Flyzik, happened to be on the same plane as Jeff Coombs.

But, just as Amy Stone, from last week’s race, turned a tragedy into something positive, helping the community, and memorializing her late…

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7th Annual Finish for a Guinness 5K Road Race

If anybody wants to know about my journey of running a 5K in all 50 states, here is an article on my first race, which took place last Sunday.

The Rhode Runner

Finish for a Guinness 5k 2015 (L-R) Amy Stone, Tara Thibaudeau, Paul Stroessner, Erin Kopecky, Shannon Cisneros, and Holly DaSilviera

The 7th Annual Finish for a Guinness 5K Road Race was held on September 6, 2015 in Warren, Rhode Island. It was a perfect day for a race. Growing up, we had an annual Labor Day cookout at Colt State Park in Bristol. We did this for many years, and I believe it only rained just one of the years. So, I just knew it was going to be a really nice day.

Quick picture of the starting line when I arrived. It would soon be packed. Quick picture of the starting line when I arrived. It would soon be packed.

Before I went to the race, I stopped by the gym for a few minutes, and stretched out using a foam roller for my legs and back, and an ankle stretcher. Next, I went to the race. At 9:15 there was already a big crowd for the 10:00 race…

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Remember That Song: 9/11/15

Can you name the artist and song:

They come from the cities
And they come from the smaller towns
Beat up cars with guitars and drummers
Goin crack boom bam


Last Song: “Would I Lie to You?” by the Eurythmics from Be Yourself Tonight (1985)

Great job RetrOld (@ilikekidshows)!!!

My friends
Know what’s in store
I won’t be here
Anymore

Remember That Song: 9/9/15

Can you name the artist and song:

My friends
Know what’s in store
I won’t be here
Anymore


Last Song: “Let’s Go All the Way” by Sly Fox from the album Let’s Go All the Way (1985)

Great job Andy (@andytorah) and Robert (@mishouenglish)!!!

Sitting with the thinker
Trying to work it out
It’s a traffic jam of the brain
Makes you want to scream and shout