2 beers. 1 half marathon. And a napkin at a Harvard Square bar. The love of exploring limits and running long distance all started in a Harvard Square bar with a training plan written on a napkin. My friend Eugenio trained me for my first marathon. With four marathons (3 Bostons) and a handful of other races under my belt since then, I’m off to new adventures like hiking, globe trotting, yoga, and all sorts of adventuring, nonsense and anything that includes a napkin at a washed up bar.


This blog started as a Tumblr eliserunsboston.tumblr.com and you can still find my musings about running as told through GIFs there.

I ran my first Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber team in 2013 and raised funds for cancer research. I ran two more years with the Dana-Farber team. My first look at long distance running started when my friend Eugenio trained me for my first marathon in Connecticut. We finished in 3;59:09. I say we, because I could not have done it without him. The Boston Marathon still remains my favorite race because the fans will push you on the course. My goal is that this blog is that cheering fan for you – your boost of inspiration to get out there and break through your limits.


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a renowned research facility on the East Coast. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Team (DFMC) was started to raise funds for basic cancer research. 100% of the proceeds go to the Claudia Adams Barr Program, which provides funding for projects often overlooked by government funding.

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