Hi everyone. I am Eric. I have been running for about 3 years. Prior to that I did some running but what I was doing I wouldn't consider running. I would workout occasionaly and then join my friends in a race that was followed by a bar crawl. Now I run almost 40 races a year and will still occasionally join a bar crawl or too.
I mostly compete in local events ranging from 5Ks to Half Marathons. In 2011, I completed 36 races including from March to December. They included 3 Half Marathons, Philly Broad Street 10M, Baltimore 10M and the Keys100 6 Person Relay. I also served as a member of Team ReGen as an Active Ambassador. This is a program run by Active.com that have teams of athletes all over the country representing great products for athletes.
In 2012, I plan to complete at least 40 races including 5 Half Marathons, Keys100, Philly Broad St 10M and Baltimore 10M. I have completed 6 races to date including the Chambersburg Half, Shiver By The River Winter Series and the Frozen Foot Winter Series. I am often asked, "why so many races?". I have same answer - I like to compete. I may not win any awards but I try my best every time I race. I like meeting new people with commom interests. We are runners and we are sometimes a bit "different".
This past week (August), I was picked by Active.com to represent Team Gillette in their Active Ambassadors program. More informtion to come when I have it.
My 2012 schedule (tentative) looks like this so far:
17th - Run4Luck 4M, Lancaster, PA
18th - Frozen Foot 5K, Elizabethtown, PA
31st - Buckskin Breakout 8K, Lancaster, PA
1st - Capitol 10 Miler, Harrisburg, PA
7th - Movie Madness Half Marathon, York, PA
15th - Hershey 10K, Hershey, PA
28th - Race Against Racism, Lancaster, PA
29th - Beat Beethoven 10K, Reading, PA
6th - Philly Broad St Run 10M, Philadelphia, PA
12th - MIles for Moms 5K, Lancaster, PA
19th - Keys100 - 100M Relay, Key West, FL
26th - River Run 5K, Wrightsville, PA
9th - Pleasantville Bridge 6K, Oley, PA
10th - Survivor Harbor 7M, Baltimore, MD
16th - Baltimore 10M, Baltimore, MD
7th - Firecracker 5 Miler, Shillington, PA
14th - Gring's Mill 10K, Reading, PA
21st - FreshBurst 5M, Lititz, PA
5th - Gring's Mill 10K, Reading, PA
11th - Ox Trot 5M, Bowmansville, PA
12th - Twilight Trot 10K, Elizabethtown, PA
17th - Aspire Urgent Care and Family Medicine HARRC after Dark 7K, Harrisburg, PA
19th - Run4Sam 10K, Reading, PA
25th - Rail Trail 10 Miler, York, PA
16th - Philly Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon, Philadelphia, PA
22nd - Movie Madness Half Marathon, Grantville, PA
13th - Levi's Run 10K, Lebanon, PA
14th - Reading Hospital Road Run 10K, Reading, PA
20th - Runner's World 5K, Bethlehem, PA
20th - Runner's World 10K, Bethlehem, PA
21st - Runner's World Half Marathon, Bethlehem, PA
28th - Fitzy's Run 5K, West Reading, PA
4th - Oley Country Classic 10M. Oley, PA
17th - Movie Madness Half Marathon, East Manchester, PA
Winter Series races begin - dates to follow.
In addition to running, I stay busy with my two jobs. I work full-time as a college instructor at YTI Career Institute (York Campus) and part-time in the warmer months as a golf professional. I am a PGA member and give golf lessons near Reading, PA during the months of April through September.
I look forward to meeting you all at the next race.