Sunday, December 29, 2013

Week 31

Week 31: We hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas. We sure did  
This week Bob ran 39.2 miles for a total to date of 1163.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

WEEK 29 Update

Week 29- Ran 36.6 miles
Total miles 1090.2
Since Bob has surpassed 1000 miles he now has a goal of 1776! If you have pledges pennies per mile please let us know if you are opting out at 1000 or continuing on until Memorial Day '14. Thank you so very much for your support.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Week 27 update

Week 27
1010.4 Miles run to date, yes we are over 1000 miles headed for 1776!
$3653.49 Raised in pennies per mile
This still amazes us every week, thank you so much for all of your support.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Half Way

HALF WAY - Week 26
983.2 Miles run to date
$3559.18 raised in pennies per mile to date
$6049.28 raised in donations and pennies per mile

We will be sending out letters/messages about the second half of this journey to all supporters this week.

Thank you for your support.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 25

Week 25: Even with taking 3 days off Bob ran 34 miles. 
Total miles run to date- 933
$3377.46 earned in pennies per mile.
Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Week 24 Update

Week 24:
898.9 miles run to date
$3253.66 raised in pennies per mile

It was a very busy week with a great article in The Waterville Times and an interview on Syracuse News 3/5. Pledges and donations keep coming in, Thank you.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

In the news

Bob was interviewed for the Syracuse news

A special thank you

A special thank you to Patty and The Waterville Times for a a great article in this weeks paper.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Week 23 update

Week 23
850.3 total miles run (and he in not even at the half way point in his year long run).
$3078.09 raised in pennies per mile
Thank you all for your support :)
So sorry I have been absent from the blog...I retired and am busier than ever. Bob has continued to run with a sore foot. As we speak he is out running and will be at 850 miles to date. His goal for this journey was 1000 miles in 1 year. Well as you can see he will reach that goal very soon. Probably before he hits the 6 month mark. He will continue running. For those folks that pledged a penny (or more) per mile they will have the option to continue till the end or to opt out at 1000. We are truly hoping all will continue on. As the winter months approach you can guarantee that you will see Bob out running. He feels that our service men and women ran, walked, fought in much worse conditions, so it is the least he can do to run in cold and snow. Wishing you all a Happy November.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

One reason I run

Below is a statement from WWP. This is one of many reason I am running. Please consider supporting me on my journey to help our wounded warriors. 100% of the money I raise in my year long run will go directly to WWP.

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is outraged that the continued gridlock and government shutdown is now threatening the disbursement of benefits payments to the brave men and women who served and sacrificed for this nation. WWP is committing $20 million to support registered Wounded Warrior Alumni should government checks not go out on or around November 1, 2013. If you are a registered Alumnus as of October 14, 2013, WWP is prepared to send you a $500 check if the government does not come to a resolution in time for the November payment. These funds are to assist with expenses during this payment gap, and WWP will not ask for reimbursement. While this action would not solve all financial hardship, we are committed to helping our warriors, especially in time of crisis.

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Special Thank You

A special thank you to the following businesses and organizations for their generous support.

Williams Fence of CNY, Inc
Morgan’s TrueValue Hardware
The Waterville Times
Ken’s Auto Repair
Barton Hose Fire Department, Deansboro
The Print Shoppe
Lemery Realty
American Legion Post 92
American Legion Riders Post 92
Finnleo Spas
Pettis Pools
Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 9591
Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 232

Week 20 Update

Week 20-
758.3 miles run to date
$2631.30 raised in pennies per mile

I can't believe that Bob has been running for the Wounded Warriors for 20 weeks. Each mile he runs raises much needed money for The Wounded Warrior Project. Please consider pledging today.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Week 19 Update

Week 19
725.6 miles run
$2517.83 raised in pennies per mile.

He keeps running and meeting so many great people. Thank you for your support. Have a great week. This weekend he had the privilege to run in the Stirin Stars and Stripes Run at SUNY IT.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Week 18:

699 miles (oh so close) run
$2425.53 raised in pennies per mile to date

We have had so many wonderful comments about this project. So many supporters and pledges. We truly feel blessed. Bob has gone through one pair of sneakers so far, he recently had a donation just to help him pay for a new pair. When we first began this journey we were hoping to raise $1000.00. With your support as you can see the total is way beyond that and we are only 18 weeks in. Bob had originally hoped to run 1000 miles. Now that has changed and he is looking at 1800. Today he ran in Utica for a change. A pretty fall day for his run. In two weeks we are headed to Albany for the Mohawk Hudson Half Marathon.

Thank you for your support.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 17

Week 17! Short running week due to being in the Falling Leaves Road Race. Bob took a couple of days off. 

To date 671.4 miles run
Raised in Pennies per Mile $2329.76

Thank you to everyone who has pledged.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Chilly Morning Runs

It is starting to get cold.  The temperature was 44 degrees at morning running time today.  Bob had to wear a jacket twice this week.  I don't want to tell him but pretty soon he will have to put his shorts away and get out his insulated gear. We received a new pledge this week. It is wonderful to have support from not only family and local friends but from strangers and friends from all over the country.

Week 16 of 52
630 total miles run to date
$2188.88 earned in pennies per mile pledged.
$3.42 per mile.

Thank you for all of your support.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

 Running around Mirror Lake
Time for 13.1 miles 1:44:03 

Week 15

Week 15
591.7 miles run
$2023.61 earned in pennies per mile pledged
Thank you so much for everyone who has pledged to date. If you have not pledged please consider doing so today.

This is my personal project to raise money for the wounded Warrior Project. I am logging miles that I run from Memorial Day 2013 to Memorial Day 2014. Anyone can pledge pennies per mile or a flat donation to the cause. I plan on running 1500 miles in the year. So a 2 cent pledge would be a $30.00 donation. Please consider supporting me today.

Thank you 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Half Marathon

Bob ran in the Lake Placid Half Marathon today. He had a great time, 1:44:03 for 13.1 miles. What was even better were all the comments about his shirt and the many thanks form other runners and spectators. So very proud of him.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday 9/1/13

Sunday 9/1/13 end of week 14
560 miles run, $1915 earned on pennies per mile pledges. This coming week we will surpass the $2000.00 mark!!

The low milage running this week was due to a trip to NYC to see Sarah. If we counted miles walked we would have already hit $2000.

Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Week 13 of 52

This is the end of week 13 of 52.  Passed a milestone this week when I surpassed the 500 mile mark.  Total now is 535 miles run and $1723.00 earned in pennies per mile pledges.

New pledges and donations continue to come in. Please consider joining this effort for The Wounded Warrior Project

Thank you

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Run for the Fallen and Week 12 totals

Bob ran in a nation wide run for the fallen this morning in Rome, NY in memory of Cpl. John Sigsbee. This added 10 miles to this weeks total, putting him at 45.5.

Week 12 totals are: 492 miles and $1584.24 raised for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Week 11

Week 11
Total miles run 447
$1439.34 raised for WWP to date

It is hard to believe that it has been 11 weeks since the beginning of this journey. This morning it was 50 degrees out for Bob's run. He actually wore a long sleeve shirt. It is only the 11th of August. We need a little bit more summer. Before we know it Bob will be running in snow and ice!

Have a great day.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 10

Week 10:
412 miles run
$1326.00 raised to date

It was a very busy week but Bob did get in some miles. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at home by renewing our vows. The weather was perfect, food was great and the company of family and friends wonderful.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Week 9

Week 9:
380 miles run
$1224.00 raised for WWP

Sunday July 28, 2013

Bob is off for a quick 10 miles to top off this weeks milage. We have been busy with yard work and things around the house this week. So I don't think he has in the miles he would have liked! We will post his new totals later tonight or tomorrow. Have a great Sunday everyone.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

What a difference a week can make. Last Wednesday Bob did not run because of the high heat and humidity. Today he might need to wear long pants!

We had several generous donations/pledges this week. The support for this project has been wonderful. Below is a note from Bob about his journey:

It began on Memorial Day 2013 and will continue until Memorial Day, 2014.  During that time I will be running several times a week and keeping track of the miles that I run.  At the same time I am seeking pledges for my running either in the form of  pennies per mile (1, 2, 3 etc.) for each mile that I run, or a straight donation..  Barring injury, I hope to run between 1200 and 1500 miles during the year- long project. 

My reason for doing this is quite simple.  Right after 9/11, many brave young Americans stood up and said they would do what they could to prevent another devastating assault on our country.  Many of them have paid a terrible price for doing so.  The Wounded Warrior Project is doing a wonderful job of meeting the complex needs of critically wounded soldiers and preparing them to re-enter society as well-adjusted and productive civilians.  I, as a veteran, applaud their efforts, and I  feel it is time for the rest of us to stand up in support of our brave warriors.  We can do this by supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.

As of Memorial Day 2014, I will notify those who pledged, what they owe and ask them to make out a check to the Wounded Warrior Project, and send it to me.  I will collect the checks and forward them to the Wounded Warrior Project in Washington D.C.


Please consider supporting The Wounded Warrior Project email Bob at

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Week 8 update

At the end of 8 weeks, I have run 341 miles and raised &1098.00 for The Wounded Warrior Project. A big thank you to everyone that has pledged so far. Remember you can still pledge anytime from now until Memorial day 2014 when I finish this journey. Every penny pledged will amount to a donation of $10.00-$15.00. After Memorial Day '14 I will contact you so that you can send me your donation.  All monies raised will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project. Please tell your friends.

Sunday Run

Running times have been few and far between this week with the heat and having Sarah home. Bob is off this cool Sunday morning for a good long run. We will post this weeks info tomorrow.

Sarah was home for almost two weeks helping out in Fort Plain and the Herkimer area with flood relief.  She is headed back to NYC today. Even though we didn't see much of her it was great to have her home.

Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Early morning run

Woke up early today to go out for my run before it gets to hot and had a doe and fawn in the yard. We love living in the country. Ran 10 miles.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Week 7

Running the 2013 Boilermaker raised $29.00 for WWP! At the end of week 7 pledges per mile are up to $3.14. That brings my total amount raised to date to $969.95 for 308 miles run.  Please consider pledging if you can, every penny counts. Thank you.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Boilermaker 2013

Before and after (well right before the finish line) photo of Bob at the Boilermaker today. He finished with a good time. The morning was very hot and humid. I am very proud of him. 


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Good Luck to all the runners and thank you to all the volunteers that make it happen.

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 12

A beautiful day in Central NY. I will not be running for a couple of days. the Boilermaker Road Race is on Sunday and I will be resting for that. Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 10th

I have two runs in this week already. I will be slowing it down due to the Boilermaker this weekend. The humidity has made running a challenge but that is ok. Today I am off with my daughter who is up from NYC trying to find places for a group of volunteers wanting to come up to help with flood relief. Have a great day everyone.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Six weeks out

We received some new pledges this week, thank you. It will never be to late to pledge/sponsor this project. To date for every mile I run $2.92 is raised for WWP. Will you help make that $3.00 per mile? Message me  if you would like to pledge or to get additional information.

At the end of week six I have run 266 miles and earned $777.00 :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

War at Home

Found this on youtube it says a lot. You are not alone

War at Home


This morning is sunny and humid. Last night we had rain- again. We live at the base of a hill and with all the rain lately in our area we have water in our basement. We are lucky though some of our neighbors and many towns and villages near us have been hit hard by all this rain. I am off for a run have a great Saturday.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Facebook page

This is the link to my Facebook page.  For those of you that have Facebook please like my page.

A Veteran on The Run

Early run

It was a perfect morning for a 3 mile run with a friend. We have been running together weekly for 9 years. I always welcome company on my runs. It does not matter how long we run, at what pace, if you would like to join me just let me know. Have a great day.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July

God Bless the USA and all those past and present 

that serve and protect.

Independence Day

I am a little over a month into my year long run. The weather in Upstate New York has sometimes made running not so easy. Today I went out about 7pm and shortly after I headed out it began to thunder and pour. I don't mind running in the rain, especially during the summer. This photo was from a run in Utica last night. It was a hot and humid evening. Happy 4th of July everyone.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Headed out on my first run, 13 miles on Memorial Day 2013


Beginning Memorial Day 2013 I will be tracking the milage for all of my runs for one full year. 

I am seeking sponsors who will pledge a minimum of .01 for each mile I run during that year. Right after Memorial Day 2014 I will send all the money collected to the Wounded Warrior Project HQ in Washington D.C.

I plan to run a minimum of 1000 miles and at that distance each .01 per mile pledged will provide $10.00 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

You can follow my progress here.

Please pledge today by email:, or here on this event page.
Contact information
Amount pledged per mile

Our veteran's stood up for us, now it's our turn to stand up for them.

On behalf of our Wounded Warriors, Thank you