GMIM: Tuesday Edition

Welcome to another installment of Good mourning, it’s Monday! This weekly blog looks to cover various topics in the news, along with personal stories or encounters from the past week at home and work to help you through your first day back at work (unless you don’t work). Hopefully my seven followers like this and share this to make it eight. Enjoy…

Clocking In

Weather: Nice, a.k.a. 69 degrees
Traffic: Sucked
Breakfast: Caramel latte
Zach on time?: For sure not
Physical Condition: Not great (post-Labor Day slumping)
Mornings without Starbucks: 134

Monday Tuesday After Labor Day Metaphor

Yeah, it’s a rough one today… or this week for that matter. There’s several days throughout the year that are worse than others. Thanksgiving morning, Black Friday, working after Christmas/New Year’s, the Monday after the Super Bowl, and others. But today? Today might be the worst of the bunch. Continue reading

The Long Run Ahead

Back in April 2011, I wrote the following piece on Chad Crowther. I originally wrote this for my sports journalism course, but with Chad’s approval, I revised the piece for online submission. Chad and his family are amazing people. I wish them all the very best.

Every mile is nearly the same. Every race is almost a guaranteed victory. Every other runner is behind. For Chad Crowther, cross-country running is second instinct. Winning numerous state and vocational titles, the 17-year-old from Lowell, MA is the best runner for Greater Lowell Technical High School. It began as something to use up time back in middle school. Then it became a way to stay in shape for high school basketball. But Chad’s early success in the Massachusetts Commonwealth Athletic Conference raised his goals and standards in cross-country running. Continue reading