FFTFL premiere

FFTFL premiere

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Damon Runyon 5k for Cancer Research

Tomorrow is the big day! My husband and I are running a 5k in Yankee Frickin' Stadium! It's going to be extremely challenging with all of the stairs in between concourses, so it definitely won't be my personal best, but I can't wait for just the experience of it! We get to run around the warning track twice and our pictures will be up on the jumbo tv in centerfield! So cool. AND, the best part is that the money raised goes to funding cancer research, and since my mom has just battled bladder cancer, a cure needs to be found!

This is going to be an exciting trip because we'll be staying in SoHo for two nights and then head back to the Bronx for a Yankee/Angels game on Tuesday. Since we're from Long Island we've been to the city numerous times (not enough in MY opinion) but we've never actually stayed there. The hotel looks beautiful and we have reservations for a restaurant called Ninja New York, which was featured on the Travel Channel, and on Monday night we are eating at Les Halles Downtown, Anthony Bourdain's restaurant, famed author and host of the Travel Channel's 'No Reservations.' Hopefully all of the walking around we'll be doing will negate quite a few of the calories I'll be ingesting. Les Halles is in the financial district, so I'd like to finally get down to Ground Zero and pay my respects to the thousands of lives lost on 9/11/01.

So, hopefully the weather holds out for us on this trip. There's not much more annoying than walking the streets of Manhattan with an umbrella!

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