After a lot of thought and consideration -- I have decided to retire One Foot in Reality and leave it as an Archive. I will still monitor it to keep the trolls at bay, but will not be posting here any longer.

If you are looking for my new posts, please go to www.haroldlshaw.com .

Thank you for all they years of following One Foot In Reality.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Saturday Was a Whirlwind Day!!! - August 27, 2012

After a lot of thought I have decided to move some of best of my old posts from Aging Runnah and A Runnah’s Story blogs, primarily the old reviews, maybe a few of the better posts and race reports that I have written over the years. I have a feeling that at some point, my WordPress.com blogs are simply going to go away and I want to still be able to go back and read some of the stuff I wrote.

If you are reading this blog post, that is why it is has been re-posted here.

Originally posted on: August 27, 2012

I started to write this post on Saturday night, but by the time I got back to the hotel after 9:00 P.M. (the day started before 8:00 A.M.), I was pretty well exhausted.

All I did was open my email and then shut off the computer. Heck I couldn’t even stay awake long enough to watch the Red Sox game, which I really wanted to watch.

I am finally getting back to finishing this post a couple of days later. It seems as though I have just been on screech, since last Tuesday and it is going to be more of the same for a while!!!

To be honest I felt more tired Saturday night, than when I ran 14 miles in Central Park on Friday night, after flying down from Maine. It has been a long since I have had to be “on” like this and it was tiring.

I know – I must be getting old! Those days of being able to work all day, party until 4:00 A.M., hit the sack for a couple of hours and go to work at 7:00A.M. are over.

Oh well, I left life in the fast lane a long time ago .

What a whirlwind day!

All I can say is that last Saturday was an absolute whirlwind day. I was in New York City working on project that I can’t really talk about just yet, but I believe it will be pretty amazing and begins on September 17th. I know that I am very excited about it and I see so many great things that can come out of it.

Great People

The biggest thing I did that day, was meet some really fantastic people, who are really invested in seeing this project being very successful and they worked hard to make a country boy from Maine, feel as comfortable as possible in New York City.

I just am not crazy about big cities with lots of people around and all the traffic, but you know something, I had a great time while I was there. However, I definitely suffered from sticker shock!!! Everything was so damn expensive down there.

I also got to meet all the other people on the team, that I will be working with and was very impressed with them and the strengths they bring to the table. I foresee a lot of good, no great things coming from this team.

Comfort Zone

I also did things that I have never done before and were way outside of my comfort zone (but in a great way).

One of the things was to be filmed professionally. I am very proud to say that I didn’t step all over my tongue or freeze up when the bright lights were on me. I am not all that comfortable with being in front of a camera, especially when there are others around “watching” to see how well I would do.

So this was WAY out of my comfort zone, but you know something it wasn’t that bad, once I got by the initial “shock” of what I was doing.

The best part – The camera didn’t break when they turned it on me and no I didn’t break a leg either.

The reality is that

I had fun in New York City, learned a lot and met so many GREAT people this weekend. I came away with a smile on my face and a sense of confidence about this upcoming project and myself as a blogger, that wasn’t there before.

Stay tuned for September 17th, when I can tell you more about this project and what it means to me .

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