IBM

1 week down as IBM Accessibility Consultant & Tester. Lovin’ the new job, and the raise don’t stink.

Bright Future

With deep, tearful appreciation to the wonderful people of HP and my 10+ years there… I am an IBM’er!

Reminders

As my eyes slowly stop seeing, I sometimes need to remind myself to still keep looking!

PROUD

Let me say it this way: Parent-Teacher conferences have become one of my favorite activities. So freakin’ blessed with these two. P-R-O-U-D doesn’t even capture it.

Early Bird

I say it every May or June. You just can’t beat these pre-6am runs. It’s like you own the whole world out there!

I’ll never have regrets about my individual performance – I’m blessed to be out there

My Race Report: Boston Marathon 2014, Official Finishing Time 4:17:50 Well, I can now say this: My slowest, hardest, most grueling marathon run was also my best marathon experience ever. This year’s Boston began taking shape even before last year’s Boston, when two cowards decided to conceal some bombs in some bags. Even so, after

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AGAIN

Sorry terrorist, you lose. A misguided message you wanted to send, we didn’t get the memo. Some cowardly point you just needed to make, but we all missed it though. Fear, intimidation and violence don’t resonate with us. Your new life in isolation and silence, borne of your hate for us. Though you did leave

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Keepin’ Track

If you’ll be at the Marathon and you see & cheer for me, I would love it if you also yell your identity – i.e. “Yay Erich, it’s (your first, last name here)!!” Bonus Points if you say I’m looking chipper (at least more than Peter Sagal!) Bib# 23,258 – track it! http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/att-athlete-alert.aspx

With Thanks to Katie Eastman of The Boston Herald

Pasting here the text of today’s Boston Herald article! BEGIN ARTICLE: All that separated Erich Manser from Peter Sagal on Marathon Monday last year was 13 minutes. Manser, a visually impaired runner, crossed the finish line on Boylston Street with his guide at 3:52. Sagal, the popular host of NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell

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CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

It’s become an exciting April tradition: receiving my Challenged Athletes Foundation racing grant each year as the Boston Marathon approaches! THANK YOU Challenged Athletes Foundation, Travis Ricks and the whole CAF team, and a special thank you to Dick Hoyt, Rick Hoyt, Kathy Boyer for an incredible endorsement of my grant application!