Yesterday was a wining day for me.
It started out with my daughter Pookie and me going to the kickoff training session for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. This event sold out in hours to the people who got the early registration email. I was one of them but didn’t register soon enough. Then they had a lottery and I didn’t get in that way, either. The only avenue left open was to join the ‘Club Run SF’ program, a.k.a. “Come Be a Nike P1mp”. You have to do a lot of stuff to get a spot but if you do it you pretty much get one. What you have to do includes show up at training runs, bring friends, go to retail outlets and try Nikes on your runs. It’s a little obnoxious but not only do you get to run a race that has beautiful SF Firemen handing out Tiffany necklaces as prizes, you get to access special tents with warmth and water and Luna bars and, at the finish line, a lot of very good food.
They had a pre-kickoff ‘retail’ event a couple of weeks ago where, in exchange for visiting all the stations (see -Nike p1mp!) you could enter a drawing to win a spot in the race. I did that and yesterday I WON! And I’m one of those people who never win – ever. And I won! I’m so happy.
As though that wasn’t enough, I got have lunch with the traveling Family Momo. I gave them directions to a Park and Drive lot right off the freeway and then picked them up from their luxury liner RV and off we went to a local diner. As detailed in previous posts by others, the Angelones are just great, great people.
Melisa and I sat and jawed away through lunch (were your ears burning, peeps – we talked about you!) and the kids were just too adorable. They sort of pay lip service to sibling rivalry but they are obviously really close and really like each other as demonstrated in this fine photo. I also spent some time talking to Big J aka ‘one of the nicest guys in the world’.
The visit was all too short but it was truly a winner. Momo is every bit as gracious, fun and down to earth in person as she is in cyberland and Big J and the kids are equally great people.