Race for Hope 2013

Today is the 30th Birthday of my running inspiration David Cook. There is a $30 for Dave’s 30th donation drive for ABC2 (Accerlate Brain Cancer Cure) who sponsors the Race For Hope DC 5K. I donated to David’s team in 2009 and have been running for his team since 2010 (Race For Hope: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and LA Marathon 2012).

If you are interested in registering for Race for Hope DC on May 5, 2013

If you are interested in donating to support me

Official Word from NYRR on the 2012 NYCM Cancellation

Registrants for the 2012 New York City Marathon will get a full refund of their entry fee or be guaranteed entry into the 2013, 2014 or 2015 edition of the race at the 2012 entry fee, the New York Road Runners will announce today. Runners who opt for the guaranteed-entry choice will have to pay to enter the future race.

The announcement will come almost seven weeks after the marathon was canceled on November 2. At the press conference announcing the race’s cancellation, NYRR CEO Mary Wittenberg said that all 2012 registrants would be guaranteed entry into the 2013 marathon or March’s NYC Half, the organization’s signature half-marathon. In the weeks following cancellation, NYRR released no further details on the logistics of the resolution. Many runners grew increasingly displeased and vocal with what they characterized as a lack of communication from NYRR. In addition, registration for the 2013 marathon, which was originally scheduled to begin on December 12, was put on hold.

The main reason for the delay in announcing post-cancellation details was negotiations with the marathon’s insurer, Lloyd’s, about the amount of a settlement. Negotiations had continued for weeks; New York state’s superintendent of financial services, Benjamin Lawsky, reportedly mediated discussions at one point. According to the Wall Street Journal, Wittenberg flew to London last week to meet with Lloyd’s officials and returned with a nearly final agreement.

Today’s announcement leaves many questions unanswered stemming from the marathon’s unprecedented cancellation, including how the lottery for the 2013 race will work in conjunction with 2012 registrants; when 2013 registration will open; whether 2012 charity runners will need to raise money again to obtain a 2013 charity spot; whether 2012’s professional field will be paid their full appearance fees; how 2012 sponsors will be compensated; and whether NYRR will have a negative net income for the year.

via: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/nyc-marathon-announce-post-cancellation-resolution?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-RunnersWorld-_-Content-News-_-NYCMRefund

Multitasking

I’ve been glued to the news since I heard of the Connecticut shooting yesterday. I decided to play my shred DVD on my laptop so I could keep the tv on CNN. This story is so heartbreaking and horrifying.
I lived in Connecticut for 6 years and my mom is an elementary art teacher on Long Island. One of my students from this semester is from Newtown and went to that school.

Less Calories for Me

I brought Trainer Dan some of my cookie exchange cookies to class last night.

He was really excited.  I tweeted about it before I left work and he retweeted it within seconds. He said he kept looking at the door to see when I’d get to the gym with them. haha. 

Must be nice to be a ripped dude who can burn off those cookies 100x faster than me!