Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Time FLIES! and Ugly Sweaters

Wow-- It has been a couple of weeks since my last post! Read on and you'll understand why.

The last few weeks have been nutz.

First: training!

Other than a brief lapse due to a brief sickness my training is going very well.
I am up to 17 miles-- and shooting for 18 this Saturday. The weather in this part of the country has been unseasonably warm so that has helped!

Next: Fundraising!

If you did not know, I am running the Disney Marathon for a cause- benefiting Roswell Park Cancer Institute here in Buffalo. It feels great to know I am working for something that is bigger than me and my own goals. It also makes training and getting ready that much tougher.

I'm not only begging, and probably annoying, friends and family to donate to my cause-- I am also holding a fundraiser.. An UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER fundraiser, check out the picture on my fliers:

That is NOT me by the way... My sweater-- will be much uglier!

Anyways-- I have been VERY busy setting up this darn thing. I had to get the place, plan the menu, send out invites, find a band-- not just a band-- but a band that will perform free of charge, find items to donate-- so far LOTS of gift certificates and items from the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills! I had to decide cash bar or open bar-- it's open... Etc, etc, etc.

I am tired-- still motivated but tired. So, my apologies to all of you who have probably written some kick ass updates to your blogs-- I will catch up this week.

Oh yeah.. If you're in Buffalo -- or want to fly in-- My fundraiser is Saturday December 5Th. Fonatana's Ogden's Restaurant, 1834 William Street, Buffalo NY

Bring Your Ugly Christmas Sweater................


  1. That picture is hilarious!! What fun idea for a fund raising party! I'm sure it will be very successful (especially with the open bar and the gift certificates). Wish I could go!!

    I'm glad your training is going well. You're going to rock the Disney Marathon!

  2. An Ugly Sweater fundraiser - what a fun idea! GOOD LUCK!!!

  3. Ha ha! Sounds like fun! Wish I had a reason to be around Buffalo on the 5th.

    To answer your question - next Monday I start a new cycle for the Los Angeles Marathon (March 21). There's a new course this year that looks real interesting - basically going from Dodger Stadium to the ocean in Santa Monica.

    Sounds like you still have your nose pressed to the grindstone. Good deal! I'm looking forward to a kick ass race!

  4. That is one hot sweater....haha! Goodluck on your fundraiser party!

  5. I'm looking forward to our ugly Christmas sweater party this year!