Hello friends. Just sitting in the airport (no internet I might add) listening to the Dixie Chicks (yes, I still love them and have a shirt that I wear from their concert back in the 90’s) while eating some McDonald’s oatmeal (which is surprisingly good, probably because there is more sugar in it than a candy bar). If you haven’t noticed yet, I really like parenthesis (they help me to include all of my random thoughts that don’t fit into the sentence).
Things started off yesterday with a press conference with the Team Refuel Athletes at the launch for Chocolate Milk’s new campaign: MY AFTER. REFUEL. Expect to see my new jacket for the jacket of the month, when I find something I like I stick to it.
I think you know by now that I really love athletes, I want to learn every detail about them and I admire their determination, work ethic and passion so much. Apolo, Sara and Chris with one of the new campaign posters. I love that the picture is in black and white with the chocolate milk in normal color.
Apollo Ohno is an eight-time medalist in the winter Olympics and absolutely hilarious and friendly. He is the most decorated American Winter Olympic Athlete! Sara Reinertsen lost her leg above the knee when she was a little girl. This did not stop her and she was the first above the knee amputee woman to finish the Ironman World Championship! I will tell you a little more about Chris is a second.
What made the event even better? Being surrounded with bloggers of course.
Monica, Me, SR, Kelly, Elise and Anna. Billy was the official photographer, I really need to start paying him. We have gotten to the point that I just look at him with the ‘can you take a picture’ look and he knows exactly what to do. He even knows to take an extra picture when my eyes are closed in the picture, except he forgot that minor detail yesterday.
Towards the end of the conference we were able to ask questions for the athletes to answer. It was crazy to talk to them because they were all the friendliest people in the whole world except I did get to nervous to ask Apolo to feel his quad muscle…have you seen them? They are pure steel from all that skating (and dancing with the stars).
Chris Lieto, professional triathlete, took second in the Kona Ironman World Championships 2009. He has won 3 Ironmans, he is known as the fastest cyclist in the sport and this all started when he was watching the Kona ironman as 25 year old and decide to try it himself and he got himself a bike.
Here is Dara Torres being interviewed by E Network. She has been to 5 Olympic Games and won 12 Olympic Medals! I never got to talk to her but she did smile at me and I think there was a wink but Billy says I was just seeing things.
Okay, I loved talking to Chloe Sutton and she even told me she would teach me how to swim the next time I am in S. Cali. I hope she knows that I am taking this offer seriously and that I am taking her to lunch afterwards. Chloe has won 5 medals in major international competitions: 3 gold, 1 silver and a bronze medal. She also competed in the 2008 olympics and is pretty much the coolest thing around.
I wonder if she is wearing the bff bracelet today that I made her?
During the conference the athletes talked a lot about what their AFTER is! After a workout what do these athletes do? Of course they all understand the importance of refueling and they use Low-fat Chocolate milk because it is a an incredible source of nutrition, it is easy and it tastes great. They do not add protein powders or anything else to it and just drink it the way it is! Apolo caries a little lunch pail around with him to store his food and chocolate milk for after a workout! Chloe loves to crotchet and refuel with hot chocolate milk after a workout and Chris refuels while checking his emails and getting caught up on life after an 8 hour bike ride!
Next post sneak peak:
Why yes that would be Meb Keflezighi, the winner of the 2009 New York Marathon and 69 days later he won the Olympic Marathon Trials!
What is your AFTER? What do you do directly after a workout?
Do you swim? Any swimmers reading? What is your favorite stroke and distance?
Do you still listen to any bands/artists from when you were a teenager?
-Dixie Chicks and Dashboard Confessionals, I will always love them.
Do you wear heels often?
-I wore heels last night for 6 hours (can’t remember the last time I wore heels) and my feet are killing today!