First of all-- it was the Allentown Arts Festival in Buffalo-- a big to-do here. It's a huge festival encompassing several city streets in Buffalo's Allentown neighborhood. I am not a HUGE art nut but you don't have to be-- there are PLENTY of house parties and I drank my fair share of fermented beverages and had an awesome time.
BUT-- I am burying the lead. This weekend was also the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k-- and as it is in many other cities-- it's also a huge event in Buffalo.
(Our Morning News Anchor Bridget and I)
I signed up with a team from work weeks ago. We were team HOBNOB ( our sports anchor came up with it-- it's a wine he likes) (Team HobNob)
and not only did I help out a great cause I also beat my best 5k time. Drum roll please.......
My old 5k pr: 22:50
My new time: 22:08!
The course was pretty flat and I flew through-- in fact-- I could not believe how easy it felt. I really like that all of this training, albeit scattered brain as it has been in my case, is paying off.
I am now trying to take one of my favorite blogger's (Brian, from a Runner's blog) lead and try "two a days". Running twice a day. To start off-- I will shoot for two-a-days twice a week... I will keep you posted.
I am a down to earth, kind, fun and active fellow. I am a news anchor for the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, NY. I put friends and family before anything else-- and measure success by my level of happiness.
Current News: Training to run my first marathon in January-- in Walt Disney World: Countdown:
Apr 12: Friends Of the Night 5K: 27:20
Apr 18: Feel the Spirit 5K: 23:18
Apr 25: Heron 5k: 23:48
May 2: L.J. Billittier Memorial 5K Run: 22:50
MAY 24TH: THE BUFFALO Half MARATHON: 1:46:59
JUN 13th: Komen Race for Cure 5k: 22:08
Aug 8th: Buffalo Broadcasters 5k: 21:32
Not too long ago-- I was a cigarette smoking out of shape fella. I kicked the smoking habit and picked up running. I'm now addicted! If you're a runner- or want to be-- welcome! Lets learn together. I want to hear your ideas and I want to share mine.