Just a quickie little post (I know, I know . . . you want your celebrities - it'll happen, I promise . . . but I need more energy to pull it all together. Translation: come back Monday!) to say HOORAY!
- I enjoyed a run on Thursday morning before the kids got up (miracle of miracles!) and the GOTR of Puget Sound auction was AMAZINGLY successful for the group. I also got to talk with Sally Bergeson of Oiselle and Deborah Reber (author of the newly released book Chill) what amazing, down-to-earth women they are! The three of us were VIPs to help with the auction.
- I put my running shoes in the middle of my floor Friday morning knowing that eventually I'd be so tired of climbing over them, tripping over them or trying to move them that I'd just put them on my feet and make a run happen. Sure enough, it only took 2 hours (I'm slow on the uptake sometimes) and I did it! The kids were with my friend and I took the opportunity to get off the treadmill and onto the hill to train for that upcoming 10K of mine in June. It gave me the energy and strength I needed to carry me through my day - with a smile, even. :)
- Last night was the Book Launch Party, hosted at a generous friend's amazing home. It was great. Really, really this evening will stick with me for a long, long time. (I just noticed that I'm repeating words a bit too frequently, I'll try to contain myself from here on out - it must be my lack of sleep and the possibility that my "decaf latte" was really a "caf latte". Jittery, jittery, jittery am I! - darn, I did it AGAIN!)
- This morning I was honored to be part of the Seattle Nike 5K for Kids post-run event. They had a Nike table set up for me to showcase and sell my book (how cool is THAT???!!). I was there, signing books (my dad was there to help me greet folks and help with the money stuff - thanks, Dad!) and passing out bookmarks, listening to runners' stories (like the woman who ran her first 5K today with her daughter and is now HOOKED and wants to do more running!) and observing the smiles of countless runners of all sizes, shapes, ages, colors, speeds (and their proud parents/coaches/siblings). What an awesome morning! AND, to top it off, we were right next to the Girls on the Run of Puget Sound booth so I got to visit with some of the great gals I know from GOTR and we sent families to one another's booths to share our passion for running. I'm still shaking from the excitement of it all. Can't you hear the extra rattling sound as my fingers wobble on the keyboard? I'm WAY wound up!
- I signed a book for a woman's daughter who runs track at The University of Georgia (that's where I went to school - Go DAWGS! - what are the chances that we'd meet up in Seattle, of all places??!!!)
So . . . now I'm off to spend some time with my hubby before the kids awake from their naps. Even though he was at the party last night, I don't feel like I've seen much of him lately. He's been my rock this week through all of the excitement and chaos. What would we do without our systems of support? I know I couldn't do ANY of this alone.
Seriously folks, come back Monday for the final party bits! You'll be glad you did!