With the year slowly drawing to a close, and realizing I had run eight qualifying races for the 2013 NYC Marathon (including the credit for the canceled marathon), I decided I wanted to run one more time to get the guaranteed entry for the 2013 marathon, even though entrants of the 2012 marathon were being guaranteed entry for the 2013 marathon.
Although the NYC Marathon was canceled this year, I wanted to continue to run. I trained for months for that race, but it’s not the only race and after a month I wanted to get back out on the courses, which I did for the Jingle Bell Jog.
It was kind of GM to approach me last week and let me grant the holiday wish for one of my readers because I had borrowed and written about the Chevy Sonic earlier this year. Yesterday, you got to make your wishes and today, I get to grant one of them…
Earlier this year, Chevy lent me a Sonic that I took to a Sonic Drive-In, but now it’s your turn! Not only do you get a GM car for a week loan, but you get a $500 gift card to help put you in that holiday spirit and help pay for all those awesome gifts you’re buying!
You may have seen my post earlier this year about taking a Chevy Sonic to Sonic. Well, MSL Group and GM Northeast approached me about not only letting one of you have a free General Motors car loan for a week, but a $500 Gift Card to help bring holiday cheer!
It’s been over a week now since the ING NYC Marathon has been cancelled. Between needing some time to put my thoughts together and traveling, I haven’t had a chance to put down my thoughts about the marathon’s cancellation. Finally I have had to time go behind the keyboard and express myself in words to post here.
Growing up, the most prevalent characters were from Walt Disney, Marvel Comics and Jim Henson. Mickey Mouse, Spider-Man and the Muppets were central icons to my formative years, but my childhood centered around Star Wars. The adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia as they battled Darth Vader captured my young imagination through three movies and the occasional television special. Even through the 80s, when most of the Star Wars fandom died, I kept a small piece of it somewhere in my life until it grew again in the mid-90s. This week, George Lucas has decided not only to step down from the Star Wars universe, but to sell it to the Walt Disney Corp.
At the recent New York Comic Con, Chevy to be part of the festivities for the second year in a row. The annual east coast gathering for geek culture brought in over 100,000 fans of pop culture and Chevy was there to display their current crop of cars, including the Spark.
Last year, I came back from the Disneyland Half Marathon to run the Staten Island Half Marathon. After doing well in Disneyland, I was able to come back to New York to run in the fifth and final of the Five Borough Series and set a personal record (PR). Just like last year, I came back from Disneyland, where I had set a new PR of 2:05:11, to run the Staten Island once more.
Having run quite a few races over the last couple years, people often ask me what my favorite race is. Having run quite a few 5ks, half marathons and marathons, I have a good perspective on different races, especially in New York, but I often say that my favorite race is the Fifth Avenue Mile.