The Suite Life

Last night Adam and I had a blast at the Miami Heat game! Since we were there as a guest of a client we had awesome seats in the club/suite level and we got VIP parking.

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We pulled into the garage and someone came over and showed us to a special spot to park, and then led us to a special elevator that took us directly to the suites. We didn’t have to walk through the crowds of regular people with their regular tickets because obviously (for one night only) we were that fancy.

We also saw the elevator reserved for celebrities – ohhhh! It was right next to our elevator, haha. Adam said, “tonight we don’t have to be near the people with regular tickets and the celebrities don’t have to be near us. What a world!” 😀

I did bump into Alonzo Mourning right outside of the bathrooms which was cool. Zo played for the HEAT his entire career, helped us win a championship in 2006 and was also on the USA Men’s basketball team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. No big deal running into him or anything. I played it totally cool and just said “hi Zo.” He said hi back so we’re practically best friends now.

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The Heat won pretty big against the Lakers, so all-in-all a great game. I was a little bummed that Kobe didn’t play since I’ve ever never seen him live and this will be his last year in the NBA. At least I can say I was in the same room as him. I hope some of the air Kobe breathed out floated up to me and I breathed it in. I could use some of his drive and determination for future races!

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Adam and I got home late to a cat that was outraged we would dare to leave him alone for so long without dinner. I promise you he didn’t starve to death, even though he was acting like he was on the verge of it.

I was supposed to run yesterday but I didn’t. I’m not too worried about it since I have the Fort Lauderdale half this weekend. Even though I’m not racing it and definitely do not need to taper… I’m just going to use it as an excuse.

Life is supposed to be about balance, right? I’ll definitely get in a run today – really looking forward to it!

What’s your favorite sport to watch live?
Favorite athlete of all time?

11 comments

  1. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    My favorite sport to watch live is NO SPORT. I hate sports. I know, running is a sport!

    That is cool you got to be all fancy and VIP for the night! Paul is jealous!
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  2. Sam

    That sounds amazing! I love watching sports live, we recently went to a Sounders MLS game and it was so fun. It makes such a difference being there vs watching on TV.
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  3. Cocomama

    That is really awesome about your seats/parking! Nothing like the VIP treatment to really convince you that THIS is the life you need to be living.

    There’s a real divide here in LA about Kobe. I have to say I’m on the “other” side, but no one can argue his talent, hard work and dedication!

    LMAO about the cat! I hope Cecil doesn’t learn to dial child protective services to report you!
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  4. Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    My favorite sport to watch live is Hockey!!! I’m glad you had such a great time! It’s always so fun to sit in the suites!
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  5. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    My favorite sport to watch live is football. It’s also my favorite sport to watch, period. I just love the atmosphere and energy that surrounds football stadiums. That is awesome that you got to sit in a suite at the basketball game. I have only been to one basketball game when I lived in Houston and it was really fun!
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  6. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    That is so exciting that you got to breathe the same air as Kobe 🙂
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  7. Kerry

    I like watching football the most. I find that I get kinda bored of basketball. My favorite athlete is definitely Tim Tebow. He won two national championships while I was at UF…. So he’s like a sports hero to me! ?
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  8. Running Schlub

    Wow running into Zo is pretty awesome. You know I’ve never sat in the suites before, I’d like to try that someday.

    Favorite sport is definitely football, even though I yell at the tv nonstop. Favorite player of all time is Randal Cunningham, true Eagle right there!!
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  9. James @ HalfMarathonJames

    Being a VIP for the night rocks…. Sounds like you had a great time. unfortunately cats never seem to appreciate VIP status …
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  10. Susan

    Totally jealz about watching a game from a suite! Rick and I used to go to Nuggets game all the time and had seats behind their bench which I loved! One time Rod Smith (he was a Bronco at the time) sat behind us and I thought I would die. I spent the whole game glancing over my shoulder to try to get looks which I am sure was not at all obvious (#crazyfan)

  11. Alexandra @ Visa Runner

    I do not watch sports other than the Olympics or Winter X games with Gavin (he’s a big fan). Gavin watches hockey, motorcross and
    football! We tend to watch the sports we practice or practiced ourselves in the past (for me that would be skiing, marathon, triathlon, Tour de France – not a team sports fan by any stretch of the imagination).

    My favorite athlete of all times is… Terry Fox.
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