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Generation Fitness Conquers the Spartan Race at Fenway Park

My clients rock. Seriously. They are awesome, hard working people, and I love working with them. I connected with Mike from Generation Fitness a few years ago during a family portrait session. Then he contacted me last spring to photograph his group navigating a ropes course at Project Adventure. (It was awesome.) Then I heard from him a few weeks ago, asking if I’d be interested in photographing his group checking out the Spartan Race at Fenway Park.

Best. Photo shoot. EVER.

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Who wouldn’t want to spend a beautiful fall day, wandering around Fenway Park during the off-season with a super fun group? Okay, wandering is NOT the right term… We ran. We ran EVERYWHERE.

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Over tables, up and down stairs and ramps, through the rows of seats… Over walls…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Spartan Race Fenway Park

Rowing machines…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

And we got to take in the view from time to time. Fenway Park is a historical site, after all…

Spartan Race Fenway Park

The Spartan Race is no joke. These faces say it all:

Generation Fitness Boston Public Schools

Fenway Park

After running from the street up to the top level of Fenway (maybe 6 stories?), running up and down each set of stairs in the grandstands and Green Monster, jumping over many walls, tossing around medicine balls, and showing the rowing machines who is boss, these guys moved onto the next station – pulling weighed buckets up to the rafters. The girls got 65 pounds, and the guys were given 120 pound buckets.

Generation Fitness

And then there was more climbing! This section of Fenway is usually filled with the smell of peanuts, hot dogs, and sausage. It was so cool to see the concourse turned into an obstacle course. (When else would regular folks get an opportunity to climb up to the rafters?!)

Spartan Race

Spartan Race

If these guys weren’t tired enough, I tagged along for one last challenge – they had to carry 60 pound sandbags all over the bleacher section:

Dunkin Donuts Bleachers Fenway Park

They went all the way up, halfway back down, across, up, and down again. They struggled, but did not stop.

Boston Public Schools

To all of the Boston Public School students involved with Generation Fitness – I had such a blast hanging out with you guys! Keep up the awesome work. It’s really amazing how you cheer each other on and support each other through every obstacle. Hope to see you all again soon!

Generation Fitness Spartan Race Fenway Park

Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award and Other News…

I have to admit I love a good surprise… A friend of mine contacted me last minute to photograph the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s annual meeting and their Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award competition. I had absolutely no idea I’d be photographing Jack Gantos, Ty Burr of The Boston Globe, Gregory Maguire, and Stona Fitch. How fun is that?! They each read from and discussed titles from 1912 best seller lists. I felt bad that my good friend Melissa – an aspiring children’s writer – wasn’t there with me!


Associates of the Boston Public Library

From furthest to closest – Ty Burr, Jack Gantos, Gregory Maguire, Stona Fitch


Boston Public Library

From L to R – Gregory Maguire, Stona Fitch, Jack Gantos, Ty Burr


Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire, author of “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” and “Wicked”.


In other news, one of my clients recently launched their business website – check out Maxine Lorenzo Designs! The business features beautiful, sturdy, handcrafted leather tote bags. Congrats, Gayle!