I’m a little afraid that yesterday was the pinnacle of my life.
I went suit shopping with Yohan Blake, gave rides and delivered groceries to Usain Bolt, and sat trackside at their training and weight sessions.
As if to cram as many World Champions into one day as possible, I then had dinner with Vivian Cheryuiot and her husband.
So how did little ole me weasel my way into the company of these living legends? As Daren, my Irish roommate would say, I blagged it! He and his sister work with the agency that represents those athletes and others, and he took me along on a typical workday. I almost died when he asked me to text Yohan that we were on our way, and that was just the beginning.
Highlights of the day: Watching Yohan give every suit the dance test, being called Shorty by Usain, getting a little lesson in Jamaican Patois, and hearing about Vivian’s position as inspector of the Kenyan Police Force.
I’m (mostly) kidding about my life being all downhill from here. If anything, today sparked some friendships and connections that I hope to build upon for the rest of the year and beyond… starting with a run and ugali-making session with Vivian today!