Local woman revels in Boston Marathon run

Trish Trout can scratch an item off her bucket list. The Wesley Chapel woman completed the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, finishing the 26.2-mile course in 6 hours and 14 minutes. It was a day that she’ll never forget. “I was in the center of the Boston Marathon,” Trout said. “You’re a rock star for a day. It’s like everybody’s your best friend.” It came a year after bombings … [Read more...]

In Print: From ‘rock star’ to Boston Marathon finisher

Trish Trout said she would crawl across the finish line at the Boston Marathon if she had to. But the good news is, she didn't — the Wesley Chapel woman completed one of the world's most famous running events in a time of 6 hours, 14 minutes. And for that one day, Trout had a chance to be the center of the universe. "I was in the center of the Boston Marathon," Trout told reporter B.C. … [Read more...]

In Print: No smoking in Pasco, running the Boston Marathon, and a new app

Despite the numerous health warnings against it, more than 42 million Americans -- 18.1 percent of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control -- smoke cigarettes. They light up at home, they light up in the car, during meals, or when ever they may be stressed. However, those smokers may not be welcome to work with the Pasco County government come October if a plan offered … [Read more...]