Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Chris Spreitler and the New York Marathon

Chris sent me this photo with his caption, "I thought this place went away."  Many years ago Chris and I spent a week in New York City.  I was on a business trip, and he was a high school student.  The move "Tootsie" had featured The Russian Tea Room in a prominent scene, so Chris and I went there for a wonderful dinner.

Chris has been training for months to run the New York City Marathon next Sunday, (November 6).  He took this ordeal on as a fund-raising effort for ALS and to honor his mother who died of an ALS-related illness in 2015.  During the "Ice Bucket Challenge" that raised so much for ALS research, many members of our far-flung family, including Chris and his brother, took the challenge.  (It was a chilling thing!)  Chris' current challenge is a much bigger deal.

Good luck, Chris.  Godspeed!  Or, I believe your prayer is "God, let me finish the thing!"

Here is Chris' race info.  I believe there is an marathon app you can download to follow a runner in real time.  More info when I get it from Chris.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B
11th Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York

Customer ID Number:

13607350       Chris Spreitler

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