Weekend Rewind – Yankee Stadium Style

I am a posting machine today…truth be told, both of my bosses are on vacation, so while the cats away…the mice will post on their MBA applicant blogs. That’s the saying right?

Probably a little late, seeing as how it is Thursday and all, but I wanted to let everyone know about something I participated in this weekend that benefited a great cause and was an incredible experience. I ran in the Damon Runyon 5k at Yankee Stadium this past weekend! This is a 5k that is run through the concourses and on the warning track of Yankee Stadium. The proceeds go to benefit cancer research. My family organized a team that all together raised about $1k for the event (Go Team Spencer! – more on that later). Running and raising money for worthy charities is something that I really enjoy doing, so when you add that together with Yankee Stadium, how could I miss this?

I got to run 2 laps around the warning track of Yankee Stadium…btw I definitely pretended to make a leaping catch over the wall when I ran by it. Pretty fantastic catch, if I do say so myself! While you were running they had camera crews there that showed you up on the big HD screen that is in center field. Goosebump type stuff here people…The only problem with the event was that during this 3.1 mile run there were 268 that we had to climb! 268! I can honestly say that this was the hardest 5k I have ever done, my legs are just coming back from the beating that they took on Sunday. All in all, it was a great event that everyone who is runner (or a Yankee fan) should think about doing next year.

The funny/awkward part of the event was my family’s team, Team Spencer. Spencer is our family dog, and he did in fact have squamous cell cancer of the ear last year. So we decided it would be great to make shirts that had a picture of him on the back. So we had the shirts printed up and we all wore them during the race. The only problem was that many other people had the same idea, except the picture, or message on the back was of a loved one who had passed away. So we are the assholes that have a picture of their dog on the back of their shirts. Not very good foresight on our part…thankfully no one ever called us out on it, and at least one woman thought that it was sweet of us to run for our dog, but I am pretty sure that everyone else was throwing visual daggers our way. Note to self for next year…no dog pictures!

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  1. […] Fridays From the Frontline Posted by Clear Admit on August 20, 2010, at 3:00 am Hello there and welcome back to the latest look-see into the lusciously interesting lives of b-school bloggers, also known as Fridays From the Frontline! This week applicants continued to forge ahead with their applications while first year students were finally arriving on campus and participating in orientation events. Meanwhile, current students were putting the finishing touches on their internship work before heading back to campus themselves. Ellipser had dinner with a friend about to embark on his first year at Ross. MBAYogi wished his countrymen a happy independence day. MBA Dreamz was slightly surprised by the option to waive one’s right to look at a recommendation and considered the pros and cons to doing so. A. spoke with fellow blogger and current Kellogg student Shobhit about his program experiences. Steve ran the Damon Runyon 5K and updated his blog while his bosses were out of the office. […]

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