Hi everyone! I wanted to write this quick entry to introduce myself. My name is Kaitlyn McHugh and I am the newest Project Manager here at Zone 5. Although new, I am lucky enough to have known most of the awesome folks that work here. That's because, as a senior at Siena College, I had an amazing experience interning at Z5 for a year before graduating. I’m honored and excited to once again be a part of the Z5 team! What do I write in an introductory entry? A list of my interests? My favorite foods? I don’t know, but that sounds pretty boring to me. So, instead, how about I tell you about what I did this weekend? This weekend was the 34th Annual Freihofer’s Run for Women. This year, almost 4,000 women participated in running the 5k through downtown Albany. This was my third year running in the race and even though I dread the thought of running over 3 miles (lets make one thing clear, I am NOT a runner), once I get there and I’m surrounded by so many women, young, old, Olympians, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, all there for the same cause, I can’t help but be excited. This year I ran with my mom, sister, aunt and two close friends and I actually beat my time from last year by a minute! I’ve posted a cheery pre-race picture of our group below (that’s me fourth from the left). Also attached is an equally cheery post-race picture of us. I suggest everyone, if you can, try this event at least once. I promise you, if you are a runner or not, you will have the time of your life!
Congrats to another Zone 5'er, Colleen Luther, who also ran this weekend!