What a Day.

16 Aug

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.

Fastest sandwich I’ll ever be the meat of.

As if to cram as many World Champions into one day as possible, I then had dinner with Vivian Cheryuiot and her husband.

Vivian’s silver and bronze medals. She’s hoping to complete the collection in Rio.

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!


Posted by on August 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


12 responses to “What a Day.

  1. Anne O'Brien

    August 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Hey, Becky! We were with your parents last night and your mom gave me your blog to follow! All sooooo awesome! Mrs. O’Brien(Buck’s mom)

    • bwade1989

      August 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

      How fun!! Good to hear from you and I hope all the O’Briens are doing well!


    August 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations Becky! I am pinching myself as I read your blog. Have fun with your new friends. Crazy good.

    • bwade1989

      August 17, 2012 at 6:19 am

      Thanks, Mrs. Murphy!! It has been pretty surreal so far.

  3. Amy

    August 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I LOVE this, Becks. How exciting!!!

    • bwade1989

      August 17, 2012 at 6:19 am

      Thanks, Ame!! xoxo

  4. Rachael

    August 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Amazing πŸ™‚ I love the “fastest sandwich” line. Keep living every moment!

    • bwade1989

      August 17, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Thanks Rachael! I sure am, and I know that you are too. Can’t even wait til we get to swap stories!!

  5. Darcy melton

    August 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Wow Becky!! I can’t imagine a more exciting day. I love your blog- keep it up!
    Darcy melton

    • bwade1989

      August 17, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Thank you, Mrs. Melton!! Hope you’e doing well!

  6. leslie

    August 17, 2012 at 4:21 am

    good thing you bought those new clothes πŸ™‚

    • bwade1989

      August 17, 2012 at 6:20 am

      Good thing my #1 girl picked out most things I brought and forced me to buy them! πŸ™‚


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