I know I don’t have the biggest blog following, but I know that the folks that do read my stuff — via the blog, Facebook, or Twitter — are diehards. Despite me being like Grandpa Simpson spinning yarns about the lemon tree, y’all keep coming back for more.
Well, there’s a chance to get even more.
This weekend is the Route 66 Marathon race weekend, and anyone who’s been around me over the last six months knows I’m going. I’m running in the 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, and am going after my first half marathon on Sunday. (GULP!) I think I’ve been telling folks about this so much just so I can steel my resolve to cross the finish line, and add this to an already crazy year of running.
But wait — there’s more! The folks at Route 66 and Social Media Tulsa have decided to put me on the stage Friday (that’s tomorrow!) at the #RT66Run Bloggers Forum. This is a huge honor for me! Friday at 5:15pm, I’ll be sharing the stage with Sarah Mohler (@Run_Ginger_Run), Amanda Boyer (@cupcakesnmiles) and Angie Whitworth-Pace (@AngieRunsSLC), and we”ll be talking about running, blogging, and who knows what else. I guarantee, I’ll make some doofus comment along the way, and that alone is worth the price of admission! (Which is free, btw.)
There’s also another bloggers forum Saturday afternoon with another collection of fine folks. You can see the whole schedule here.
If you’re in Tulsa this weekend — either running, or just hanging around — c’mon downtown and root us all on. And if you notice some old, bearded guy sitting in Andolini’s Pizzeria Sunday afternoon after the half marathon, munching on a pizza, having a brew, and mumbling to himself about lemon trees, stop by and say howdy. I promise, I don’t bite!
Unless, of course, you’re the unfortunate pizza pie that I’ll be scarfing. In that case, I’ll definitely be biting, and I’ll apologize in advance for the unspeakable gluttonous things I’m gonna do to you! 🙂