It takes a distance that is measured in miles to get to the finish line but the distance to the starting line is measured in days, weeks and months. For all those times I stayed home when everyone was calling me to come out so I can wake up and run. To those nights when I ran through dark parks and streets, to the mornings I couldn't get out of bed and was so sore and barely able to stand let alone get dressed for work. It all comes down to this!! Thank you everyone for your support! Tomorrow is a 26.2 mile block party!! Come Out and Let's Celebrate Together!!!
So proud of my brother representing Queens in the 2016 NYC Marathon. Go Kenan Go!
On a cold March morning 3 years ago, I walked into a doctors office in Richmond Hill, NY with my dad and the doctor read off the results on a CT Scan that my dad did just 48 hours prior. I am sorry but you need to go see a Pulmonologist as all signs are pointing to Lung Cancer said Dr. Singh to us. These are the words that no one ever wants to hear. The word Cancer to me just was Death Sentence.
A week later we went to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and that is where our feeling of dread turned into optimism. The doctors and nurses at MSKCC assured us that everything is going to be fine and that we will battle this disease and win. My dad has battled Small Cell and Non Small Cell Lung Cancer for the last 3 years and continues to fight on and be strong. From dozens of rounds of chemo and radiation and having a partial section of his lung removed he continues to fight and not give up.
As a way for me to cope I took up running and what started as an after work activity turned into a strong passion and for the first time I am going to run a full marathon. That is 26.2 miles and I am running for Fred's Team which is the athletic branch of MSKCC charities. My goal is to raise $3,500 and I am asking for your support!
The link is here and please help me and root me on as together we can Imagine a World Without Cancer!
This is the playlist that I completed my Half Marathon on. Ive gone on alot of websites and seen other runners post their playlists and they are all CRAP!!
This is the definitive Half Marathon Kick Ass Playlist - ENJOY!
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt
Nirvana - Pista 6 (its from their box set, one of there earlier songs before Bleach)
Cornershop - Brimful of Asha
Jake Bugg - There's a Beast and we all feed it
NIN - We're in this together now
Fallout Boy - This aint a scene, its an arms race
NIN - March of Pigs
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion man
The Killers - All these things that ive done
The Killers - read my mind (rebel diamond mix)
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Mumford & Sons - Whispers in the Dark
Linkin Park - Waiting for The End
Fatboy Slim - Dont let the man bring you down
Fuel - Shimmer
Red Carpert - Alright
Tame Impala - Elephant
Muse - Starlight
Weezer - Pork and Beans
Modest Out - Float On
Johnathan Peters - Let the Sunshine
Rogue Wave - Lake Michigan
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Higher Ground
Dj Shadow - Organ Donor (extended overhaul)
Explosion in the Sky - Your hand in mine
Johnathan Peters - Everything will flow
Peal Jam - Hail Hail
Johnathan Peters - Follow me (Aly-us)
Johnathan Peters - Feeling me (Kim Suozzi)
Lit - Ziplock
Stone Temple Pilots - Crackerman
Survivor - Burning Heart (rocky IV soundtrack)
Blink 182 - I'm feeling this
Tool - Vicarious
Rage against the Machine - Rolling down Rodeo
Eric B & Rakim - Dont Sweat the technique
Dr. Dre & Snooop - Deep Cover
Soundgarden - hands all over
Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Moby - Find my baby
Metallica - Cyanide
What will your verse be?
I created this site in 2009 to highlight my on air work and hope that more of it will happen and my dreams of being a TV star would happen. Sure I have quite a few successes and tons of failures but I keep this site going for the simple reason that it inspires me to be creative and keep that passion going. I guess you have to be artistic to understand, I use the word artistic not as some painter or singer/songwriter but one who is creative and is drawn away in their own mind of endless thoughts and actions. We choose to live the dream while others choose to live the life. Maybe that is why I can relate so well to movies like "Vanilla Sky", "Inception" and "Requiem for a Dream".
Regrets? I've had a few but everything happens for a reason and everything is in its right place. Whitman once said, "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” I guess says it all for our existence. Put the worries away and just breathe.