That Time I Got to Meet Two of My Favorite Pro Athletes
Before I jump into today’s post I just wanted to share my REALLY good news: my tumor is benign!!!! As in the opposite of cancerous! I’m able to just keep an eye on it, and if it changes I’ll have to have it biopsied again, but for now, life goes on! Thank you to everyone for all of your kind words and support while I was waiting for my test results! And now onward…
Yesterday was a rest day for me since I raced on Sunday, so I thought I’d take a minute to catch you up on what happened this weekend besides running a 35 minute Ft. Lauderdale 13.1 course PR (!!!!).
On Friday night Adam and I went to Marlins Park for a tech expo. Adam is thinking about building himself a new computer and wanted to see what cool new things are coming out!
We got to try an Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset.
The program we got to try was a roller coaster simulation. As soon as you put the headset on you literally feel like you’ve just gotten on a roller coaster ride! Even though I was sitting in a regular chair, I literally felt my stomach turn on each of the drops! It’s so crazy!
And we got to meet Mario Chalmers from the Miami Heat – he was at the event signing autographs!
Naturally I acted like I meet celebrity athletes all the time and played it totally cool… by literally not saying one word to Rio. I’m pretty sure I just smiled really big and maybe let out a small giggle.
(Hey, it’s not everyday you get to meet a 2X NBA champ who plays for your fave team!)
Luckily on Saturday afternoon Adam and I attended an event for a client of mine and I had a chance to redeem myself. I got to meet Zach Thomas, a retired 7X Pro Bowl linebacker for the Miami Dolphins and this time I managed to squeak a couple of words out!
Aaaaaaand if you’ll notice I was wearing shorts! This must have been the first time I have worn shorts out of the house in… 9 years?
After trying out a running skirt a few days ago I’ve just been the brave little toaster and have been exposing my legs left and right!
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I’m simultaneously making strides in running and building up my self-confidence. I am sure the two are linked in a very strong way.
Today is not the day for me to deep dive into that though, today is a day where I just want to continue reveling in my half marathon PR *AND* the fact that I got to meet two of my favorite athletes over the weekend.
It was like a dream come true!
Have you ever met your favorite athlete/actor/singer? Did you play it cool?
If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be and why?