A quick video from Peter to say thanks – his fundraising goal for the Boston Marathon has been realized. But you can still donate to help this great cause.

A short video from Peter with a bit of a challenge to each of you…

Another short video from Peter with a comment on Vermont weather…

Quick video from Peter. This was part of a test to see if we could upload these videos directly to Facebook during the marathon run on Monday 04-21. So if you aren’t on the PWFC Facebook list and you want to follow along as close as possible to Peter’s run, then please go ask to join the list. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pwfc.post/

Go along with Peter on one of his training runs while he talks about the Marathon that is coming up on April 21 and about the fundraising. If you’re enjoying these little videos, please help Peter meet his goal and donate a little to the cause. Link to his page is just above the Marathon Countdown on the sidebar to the right. If you’re prone to motion sickness, hope this video doesn’t tip the tummy.

In just a few weeks, Peter will be running the Boston Marathon. Here, he talks about Boston Children’s Hospital and what they are doing and why he feels it’s important to run the marathon.

The story that Peter talks about in this video can be found at: http://youtube.com/childrenshospitalbos
It’s a video below called: Meet Jack Hoffman

Peter fills us in a little on how the training is going in the cold Vermont winter.

Peter chats about training for the Boston Marathon in April, 2014.

You can actually hear this one pretty well in spite of the background noise, (there is one place where I can’t quite grasp what Peter says) but for those who have trouble making out the rest of the words, here’s the transcript:

Bev: From Teresa Haycraft – I wonder if this question has ever been asked of you at all. In all of your lifetime, have you ever had long hair?

PW: Yeah, I’ve had long hair.

Bev: How long?

PW: Never as long as Methos in the Horsemen episode flashback. But I had hair when I was… I must have been finishing high school, so I would have been about 17. They have a thing in Europe, an InterRail ticket, where you pay your money for the ticket and you can ride any train right across the continent. I was away for a month or so with just a backpack and a tent and I had long hair before I started and then I didn’t cut my hair, obviously, for the whole time that I was away. So it was at my shoulders, it was pretty shaggy.

Bev: It wasn’t quite the hippie-look, but…

PW: I never had real rock-and-roll hair. But I’ve had long hair. Then, uh… My hair was that kind of length through University, ?? days, then I did… Actually, the summer following I did “As You Like It” as a wrestler in “As You Like It” and I shaved it all off. I shaved it and it was quite disturbing ‘cause about that kind of time “An Officer And A Gentleman” was out and there were… Richard Gere shaves his head in that, you know, when he joins up and there were shots in the movie that I looked at and thought that absolutely could be me. And I’d never thought that… Previously, I’d never thought that I looked like him at all. But with my shaven head, I really looked a lot like Richard Gere with his head shaved.

Ree: A few people have noticed that. You have a similarity…

PW: People have kind of said it; it’s the only time I’ve ever actually sat watching a film and gone “wow, yes, this is kind of true”. So, long hair, short hair – yeah.
Well, thanks for joining everyone.

This is the next to the last question Peter answered at the pre-marathon chat in Vermont in May, 2013. Again, because of all the chatter in the hotel lobby, it is hard to hear Peter, so the entire text (as well as I could make it out) is below:

Question from Anita King – What is the one thing you miss the most about Wales, LA, and Vancouver that you can’t find or get in Vermont?

PW: Sunshine! …About Wales… what do I miss about Wales?…uh… long pause there. I don’t miss a lot about Wales. I am more and more conscious of how shaped I am by my upbringing there. I am who I am because of those experiences and my Welshness, my understanding of culture and the darkness that is inside a lot of us Celts. That – I’m more and more aware of that. And growing up with a different language around you – a really bizarre different language with – rragh and shh sounds. That’s really cool. I like that. I appreciate my cultural heritage more and more. I don’t really miss Cardiff. My mom I talk to every week and I miss not seeing her. It’s been a long time now since I was in the UK. 2008 was the last time I was there for my grandma’s 100th. So, I left Wales because I didn’t miss very much about it.

I miss London. London, I was very happy. It’s a great city and feels like my spiritual home. Vancouver, I miss Vancouver a lot. I loved being in Vancouver. It’s so extraordinarily beautiful. Just breathtaking. I never had any issues with the rainy-ness there. The weather is an issue for a lot of people. A lot of people from LA come to film there and do nothing but grumble about the weather. That was never an issue for me. I love running in the forest when it’s raining. If you drive along the coast road from Vancouver up to Whistler, it’s just staggering. Really cool.

LA… I appreciate LA more and more. It is the city of Satan. There is no two ways about it. It’s a God-forsaken place, but it’s sort of wonderful. It’s full of people that are dreamers and completely messed up, unrealistic and have so many problems. But it’s sort of wonderful. That’s where really interesting stuff happens. It’s also where tragedy happens over and over and over again. The possibility for something extraordinary to happen is there all the time. And it’s very easy to live in a place where they weather is as good as LA. For all the problems that LA has, the absurdity of California government, everything that just doesn’t make any kind of sense, people come. They keep coming every day and the population there is still rising ‘cause it’s nice. It’s easy to deal with just about everything when the sun shines and the sky is blue. You have the Pacific Ocean and waves rolling in. If you can keep perspective, LA is a fantastic place to live. It’s tough to keep perspective. That’s particularly true if you go there when you are young and idealistic ‘cause there’s nothing ideal about it. You go there as a grown up and go there with a family, you’ve got more of a choice.