Sunday, September 28, 2014

ABC Chicago Appearance For Chicago Marathon 2014

This morning, ABC7 Chicago's Karen Meyer retired off into the sunset. Before departing, she filed one final piece for the station. It so happens to have been a piece on athletes running the Chicago Marathon in two weeks. One of those individuals featured in the piece was me. Please take a moment to watch the piece by activating the link I provide. Special thanks to Karen as well as the lovely, Jen Pfaff who appears in the piece with me. Special thanks to Jenna Parker and Pinnacle Performance Company for their continued help and support. Here is the ABC piece.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Karen Meyer's Final ABC7 Segment Features Me

A quick reminder to those in the Chicagoland area. The award winning journalist, teacher, speaker, Karen Meyer is retiring after an accomplished distinguished career. Her final report will air on ABC7 Chicago during the 8:00a.m. news on Sunday, September 28, 2014. At about 8:20, Karen will introduce her final segment on the news which features me. My friend, Jen Pfaff joined me to record a piece for Karen's final report. The piece will be in regards to the Chicago Marathon set to be held on Sunday, October 12. Please make a note of it and tune in to watch the interview as well as the action shots filmed for the segment.

Special thanks to Jenna Parker, Pinnacle Performance, and Base Performance for their continued guidance, help, and support this season.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dare2Tri Volunteer, Lisa Krejcik

In June 2011, I decided to do my first race with the new paratriathlon club based in Chicago called Dare2Tri. The Executive Director assigned Ironman triathlete, Todd Smith, to guide me for the race. He guided me for the duathlon portion of the event. I had the choice of racing the triathlon or duathlon. After the race, I walked around meeting various athletes and volunteers. One of the ones who stood out to me was the fabulous, talented, and beautiful Lisa Krejcik. She was so nice, warm, and welcoming. She left quite an impression on me and I never forgot her. It tickles me endlessly when I think that as time has continued, I have had the great privilege to see Lisa at many more events. On top of being beautiful and talented, she has a big heart of gold.

Dare2Tri frequently features athletes, volunteers, and supporters on their web site. Today's featured person is Lisa Krejcik. Please take a moment to get to know her by activating the following link. She is quite simply, amazing!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Another ABC7 Chicago Segment

Last week Friday, I had the great privilege of meeting up with the lovely Jen Pfaff to film another segment for ABC7 Chicago news which will air on Sunday, September 28 at 8:23a.m. This piece features Karen Meyer interviewing me along with camera man, Rich, filming Jen guiding me on a run. The piece will feature discussion on my preparation for this year's Chicago Marathon including my coach and friend, the beautiful, talented, amazing, Jenna Parker, Pinnacle Performance Company, Base Performance, my love of running, and that I am raising funds for Children's Oncology as a member of Team One Step Camp to send a child with cancer to summer camp so he or she can focus on being a kid and have fun.

I wish to thank Jen for agreeing to be a part of the segment. She is one of my favorite people in the world who has guided me for more races than anyone else. I also thank Jessica Lang from ABC7 who did a wonderful job coordinating the interview. I hope people get a chance to watch the piece and enjoy it as much as people enjoyed the one Karen Meyer did on me in July which aired a few weeks ago.

For those interested, the Chicago Marathon is just under five weeks away and I can truly use a strong push from family and friends to reach my goal of $1,000 by next month. Here is the link: