Running Marlborough

My pet project from January to July 2011 was to run each and every road in Marlborough, Mass. I know: it was a little wacky and a tad bizzare. In other words, it was very “me”. 

Don’t blame me; like Jessica in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, I was drawn this way.

Last updated:                                    7/09/2011
# roads in Marlborough / # run:   617/617
percent complete:                            100%
Roads left to “collect”:                     NONE–I AM DONE!!!! (not including 495 and 290)

What’s that? Don’t believe me? OK Doubting Thomas, scroll down for run-by-run proof 🙂 

July 9th 2011
4 new completes: 
Adams, Park, Ringold, Zompetti (aka “Marlborough A to Z” 🙂 )
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/97877098

July 7th 2011
8 new completes:
Banner, Clover, Ethier, Heritage Hill, Pleasant (final leg), Redbud, Silver Leaf, St Ives
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/97458658
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/97458658

July 5th 2011
4 new completes: Cushing Hill, Hager, Pomphrey, Slocumb
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/96999573

July 1st, 2011
2 new completes: Blaiswood, Windmill
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/96032305

June 29th 2011
5 new completes: Desimone, Goodnow, O’Brien, O’Leary, Westboro
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/95849220

June 23rd 2011
8 new completes: Devens, Emmett (final leg), Fahey, Grant Court, Lincoln (final leg), McEnelley, Prospect, Washington Court
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/94307792

As of June 20th 2011 / 589 roads run


June 19th 2011
1 new complete:
Highgate Road
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/93585955

June 14th 2011
9 new completes:
Bracken, Charles, Daley, Gleason Ext, Madden, Mount Pleasant, Robin, Sidney, Thompson
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/92382288

June 2nd 2011
12 new completes:
Commonwealth, Danjou, Edinboro, Exeter, Granger (final leg) Harvard, Howe (final leg), Madison, Mill North, Mill South (final leg), Sherman, South Street Ext
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/89625837

May 31st 2011
8 new completes:
Dudley, East Dudley, Ferrechia, Masciarelli, Whitney, Dibuono, MacQuarrie, Cleversy
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/89231398

May 28 2011
26 completes:
American, Bates, Bicknell, Brimsmead, Cashman, Ellis, Fairmont, Gay, Gibbons, Grant, Highland, Hillcrest, Laviollette, Lincoln Court, Mildon, Moffa, Onamog, Paris, Pleasant Place, Rawlins, Tremont, Versailles, Windsor Pl, Winthrop, Witherbee Terr, Witherbee St
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/88470707

May 25th 2011
Run #1 du jour: 7 new completes:
Lakeside, Northboro East, Northboro West, Northboro Central, Boston Post Road West, Applebriar, Muddy
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/87951141
Run #2 du jour: 2 new completes (this one was done with Gary as he finished his Run Marlborough quest–whooo hooo Gary, and thanks for helping me squeeze a few more in!) Silver, Fay.
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/88017421

May 23rd 2011
2 new completes: Sherwood Drive North, Whitelock… while it’s not countable because it’s not a “real” street, I also got IATA: 9B1 (aka Marlborough Airport’s runway!!!)
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/87534357

May 22nd 2011
3 new completes:
Concord (final leg), Hemenway Extension, Mosher.
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/87232159

May 19th 2011
5 new completes:
Campus, Cedar Hill, D’Angelo, Martinangelo, St. Martin
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/86613675

May 17th 2011
17 new completes:
Calder, Harrison, Hastings, Hatfield, Howe, Howland, Hunter, LaBelle, Maplewood, Montanari, Mountain, Overlook, Perry, Preston, Russell, Shane’s Lane, Shorter
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/86240572

May 15th 2011
20 new completes:
Ahlgren, Beaudry, Bergeron, Bigelow (final leg), Brazeau, Chase, D’Amico, Duca, Elm Hts, Flag, Gregoire, Houde, Leonard, Millham (final leg), Nashoba, Peltier, Rogers, Schofield, Shea, Wyman
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/85759869

My crazy map as of May 15, 2011 - 498 roads completed

May 13th 2011
6 new completes:
Collins, Country Club, Fitzgerald, Knight, Rolfe, Sunset
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/85394066

May 8th 2011
22 new completes:
Ashley, Avalon, Barracuda, Boston Post Road East (final leg) Cadillac, Carriage Path, Colton, Clearview, El Dorado, Ethel, Farmington, Holly Hill, Mustang, Robinhood, Roundtop, Shelly, Sherwood South, Thunderbird, Val’s Lane, Victoria, Village, Westminster
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/84224925

May 6th 2011
1 new complete:
Royal Crest (I personally think this should count as several completes; there is a whole lotta pavement in that complex! Alas, my opinion doesn’t count.)
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/83802299
 
May 4th 2011
1 new complete:
Gagas Lane
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/83416194

May 2nd 2011
9 new completes:
Barnes, Estabrook, Freemont, Huntington, Jefferson, Munroe, Pierce, Rice, Union (final leg)
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/83049606

April 28th 2011
11 new completes: Catherine, Garabed, Gulbankian, Kevork, Nicole, Sonia, Tavitian, Virginia, Wagon Hill, Willows, Windsor Meadows.
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/82087078

April 25th 2011
1 new complete: Evergreen
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/81599545

I finished 416 roads as of 4/17...had I known I was this close, I would have added another road to make it 417 on 4/17! Not going out again though--I've got a kinda long run tomorrow! 🙂


April 17 2011 – last roads collected pre-Boston Marathon!
5 new completes:
Diana, Fuller, Gunnar, Leoleis, Walcott
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/79853173

April 14th 2011
7 new completes:
Bolton (final leg), Boston Scientific Way, Sasseville, Crowley, Varley, Fairbanks, Fitchburg
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/79211796

April 12th 2011
11 new completes:
Applewood, Auburn, Benjamin, Briarwood, Brook Village East, Crystal Brook, Davis, East Main Street  (final leg), Kane, Old Charter (final leg)
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/78842272 

April 10th 2011
12 new completes:
Austen, Bronte, Christie, Dickenson, Donald Lynch, Goddard, North Bigelow, Pond View, River Rd, Solomon Pond, Waterford, Wheeler Hill
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/78368669

April 7th 2011
9 new completes:
Ames, Bond, Elm (final leg), Hayes Memorial, Lord, Nickerson, Reilly, Winter Ave, Winter Street
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/77751550

Sixty-six percent done 🙂

April 5th 2011
1 new complete:
Red Spring (final leg)
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/77383114

April 2nd 2011 (Happy 15th Birthday, Daughter #1 aka Emma!)
25 new completes:
Bartlet, Burns, Conrad, Felton, Flynn, Foley, Forbes, Forest, Glen, Hurley, Jackson, Landry, Lizotte, Locke, MacKay, McGee, Memory, Mount Royal, Puritan, Results Way, Ripley, Sandini, Simarano, Teller, Tucker
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/76735135

March 29th 2011

6 new completes: Alan, Kings View (final leg), Meadowbrook (final leg),  Patricia, Susan, Whitier
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/75939209

March 24th 2011
14 new completes: Birch, Bruce, Causeway Street Extension, Daniels, Elizabeth, First, Graves, Hardy, Hill, Indian Lakeshore, Parker, Patten, Second, Wakefield
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/75194313

March 23rd 2011
5 new completes: Boise, Dowling, Draper, Grodan, Kinder Circle
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/74665247

 

Observation on most recent run: “John” and “Irving” streets are within a tenth of a mile of each other…John Irving is one of my favorite authors 🙂

March 19th 2011
16 new completes: Bridge (final leg), Brook, Cottage, Court, Dow, Florence, Garfield, Irving, Lacombe, Lambert, Neil, Newton, Spruce, Valley
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/73790881

March 17th 2011
23 new completes:
Allen Ct, Arnold, Belmont, Belmont Extension, Boudreau Ave, Broad St (final leg), Brigham Ave, Chestnut, Cross,  Franklin, Frye, Jonas Ct, Kirby, Lacouture, Longley, Manning, Martin, Norwood, Pearl, Pleasant Ct, Roosevelt, Spring, Sumner
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/73505607

Half way done! Today is March 14th and Ive officially run 50% of the roads of Marlborough MA. I ran past Angelica Swamp today; without looking at my Garmin file, do any of you townies know where the heck Angelica Swamp is? Yeah, I didnt think you would; I had never heard of it before either! Who the heck would give a swamp such a pretty name?!?!?! A SWAMP!!!! Pure wackiness, I say!

March 14th 2011
7 new completes: Broadmeadow, Clarke, Country, Helen, Parmenter, Priscilla, Ruth
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/73063760

March 13th 2011
10 new completes:
Birchwood, Blake, Boivin, Dove, O’Grady, O’Malley, Pheasant Hill, Phelps, Royce, Sunshine
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/72830635

March 10th 2011
17 new completes:
Akroyd, Ames, Andrews, Baker, Barrett, Brown, Chandler, Dirado, Exchange, Fowler, Francis, High, Middle, Oakcrest, Ryan, Springhill, State
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/72260786

March 5th 2011
16 new completes:
Arcadia, Azalea, Bowstring, Deerskin, Dicenzo, Indian, Lilac, Magnolia, Mohican, Old Boston Post Road, Pioneer, Rose Pointe, Settlers, Tanners, Tecumseh, Violetwood
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/71365076

March 3rd 2011
16 new completes:
Ahern, Canterbury, Clover Hill, Deerfield Run, Dufour, Gibbs Pl, Heatherwood, Joel, Kelleher, Macomber, Morrissey, Nicholas, Sterns, Whispering Brook, Wilkens, Williams
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/71083837

March 1st 2011
9 new completes:
Cummings, Donahue, Doucette, Evelina, Jacobs, Maurice, Reynolds, Robin Hill, Simmons (no garmin file–it malfunctioned again…the good news is Garmin is sending me a replacement device later this week 🙂

map as of February 28 2011. I ran 98 new-to-me roads this month. Oddest piece of town trivia I picked up along the way: Long Road is shorter than both Short Road and Shorter Road. Go figure.

February 26th 2011
21 new completes:
Beach, Brigham, Comtois, Crescent, Federal, Gleason, Hayden, Larose, Liberty, Maple (final leg), Mill, Monument, Mt Pleasant Terr, New, Orchard, South, Water, Water Terrace, Weed, West, West Main Street (final leg)
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/70216788

February 24th 2011
5 new completes: Brady Way, Eager Court, Page Circle. Kosmas Street, Raffaele Road
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/69888226

February 22nd 2011
1 new complete:
Boundary Street (you’ll have to take my word for it–my Garmin malfunctioned and didn’t record this one 😦

February 19th 2011
27 new completes: Balcom, Beechnut, Blanchette, Bouffard, Butler, Demers, Ewald, Harmoney, Heath, Hemenway (final segment of), Hutchinson, Jackson, Jean, Juniper, Lafayette, Lamarre, Linda, McNeil, Melody, Miele, Muir, Raymond, Sheridan, Symphony, Wood, Woodland
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/69030259

February 17th 2011
17 new completes: Meadow, Spring, Amory, Cullinane, Western View, Algosi, Pembroke, Upland, Longfellow Terrace, Oak, Perolman, Worster, Gaucher, Cortland, Russet, McIntosh, Baldwin
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/68743311

February 15th 2011
14 new completes: Bacher, Berlin, Dalton, Dufresne, Goodwin, Joseph North, Long, Matheson, McDermott, McDonough, Padula, Peebles, West Hill, Wright
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/68438564

February 7th 2011
16 new completes: Ash, Belleview, Bellows, Central, Cusella, Hollis, Kelber, Kenney, Labrache, Marien Ln, Mechanic, Short, Tassi, Tayntor, Temple, Washington
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/67160452

 

In January I added 77 new roads to my run routes...one-fifth of the way to my goal of running every road in the city. HIghlight of the month: running down the road named for my grandfather, WWII veteran Arnold Warren Johansen. Yep, I ran Johansen Drive this month, I did...and I ran it pretty well, as ironically enough my coach lives there. I didnt want to have sloppy form in case he was watching 🙂

January 31st 2011
16 new completes: Belmore, Emer, Farrington, Fish, Flint, Graham Path, Hamilton Cir, Harper Cir, Haskell Lane, Hawkins Lane, Langelier, Littlefield, Prendiville, Sheffield, Stetson, Woodcock
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/66054834

January 29th 2011
31 new completes:  Berkeley, Beverley, Church, Corey, Cotting, Dartmouth, Elm Pl, Essex, Front, Gates Ave, Greendale, Greenwood, Grove, Holm, James Ave, Maddox, Maple Terr, Marlton, McIntyre, Midland, Plymouth, River, Sawin, Shawmut, Vine, Walker, Walnut, Warren, Wellington, White Terr, Woodridge
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/65640181

January 27th 2011
4 new completes: Boyd, Fontaine, McCabe, Miles Standish (final leg)
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/65382860

January 22nd 2011
3 new completes: Cameron, Taylor, Vega
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/64537979

January 20th 2011
19 new completes: Anderson, Blossom, Cetrina, Crestwood, Crosby, Gano, Gately, Grace, Johansen, Lambert, Lodi, Pippen, Porter, Princess, Queensview, Richard, Ridge, Stacey, Summit
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/64305131

January 10 2011
1 new complete: Russo
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/62890298

January 8th 2011
2 new completes:
Hudson, Peters
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/62492829

December 5th 2010
1 new complete:
Carver Hill Road
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/58834356

December 1 2010
3 new completes:
Clinton, Kings Grant, Roberts
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/58498521

November 25 2010
1 new partial:
Red Spring
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/57860840

November 20th 2010
6 new completes: Curtis, Hanlon, Minehan, Stonehill, Turner Ridge, Wayside Inn Road
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/57318831

November 11th 2010
1 new complete:
Lafreniere
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/56298868

November 7th 2010
2 new completes:
Spoonhill, Thomas
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/55813728

November 2 2010
2 new completes:
Bolton Street Extension, Framingham
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/55270477

November 1st 2010
1 new complete:
Paquin
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/55133073

October 30 2010

3 new completes: Farm, Sudbury, Wilson
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/54831495

October 29th 2010
1 new complete:
Goodale
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/54733989

October 27th 2010
2 new completes: Dean, Gordon
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/54536253

October 25th 2010
1 new complete:
Poirier
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/54324921

October 26th 2010
2 new completes:
Agoritsas, Thresher
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/54433406

October 24th 2010
2 new completes:
Dawes, Turmaine
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/54160634

October 23 2010
2 new completes:
Hosmer, Stevens
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/54032916

October 21st 2010
12 new completes:
Barnard, Beaman, Causeway, Cook, Denoncourt, Girard, Hildreth, Lakeshore, Naugler, Reservoir, Simpson, Stow
http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/53819187

Before I decided to "Run Marlborough", my go-to routes covered only 7% of the citys named roads. As you can see, I am counting by named roads and not by mileage...I really have no idea how to do it by mileage and that sounds like waaaaay too much math for me. This is supposed to be fun--too much math scares me.

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