TOMORROW IS RACE DAY EVERYONE!
Man oh mangoberry. I can’t believe it’s finally here. Back in February I jumped on the training bandwagon and I was off to a good start but I am slowly learning that my relationship with running these days is fucking complicated as hell. But that’s a topic for another post (possibly Monday if I get my shit together tomorrow).
Right, anyway. I am registered for the 10K and I am going to finish that 10K even if I have to drag myself across the finish line. Thankfully I don’t think it will come to that but I don’t think I’ll be running as much as I thought I would be back in February.
Like I said: complicated.
So let’s talk about uncomplicated things. Like being at the Expo!
I got a booth with one of my fellow Ambassadors so all day Friday and Saturday I was hanging out at the Convention Center selling and signing copies of my book.
Fridays are tricky. Unless you live or work downtown and/or have to pick up your packet on Friday because you’re running on Saturday, you have zero need or motivation to fight Cleveland traffic just to pop into the Expo. Still, I sold a few books and special Bondi Bands. Even better, I got to see some of my Ambassadors and meet some social media friends for the first time in person!
Speaking of the Ambassadors, Friday night was the annual VIP dinner at the Arcade which meant time for our annual Ambassador photo.
Goddamnit I love these people. My relationship with them is not complicated and spending time with them always makes me remember why I love running (when I do love running, which isn’t so much these days, but like I said: IT’S FUCKING COMPLICATED).
Not gonna lie, for this introvert it was a very long day. I didn’t stay too long at the party and as soon as I got home I basically told BC “I love you but I need to not be around people anymore.”
Went right to bed and was up again early on Saturday to head back to the convention center for another day at the expo. As I walked from my parking lot to the convention center I saw the police escorts for both the 5K and 8K races that happened.
That’s what I’m talking about.
Saturday was much better and much busier. Got to meet so many followers in person which was probably the best part of the event, regardless of whether or not I sold books (which I also did).
All in all, a damn good weekend. And now I’m heading to bed because I got myself a very early alarm clock happening so I can get downtown for that 7 am start.
SEE Y’ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT FINISH LINE.
Love from the ashes,