Sunday, January 30, 2011

Barefoot running talk wore me out

  Yesterday I gave a talk about Barefoot Running at the Healthy Living Expo here in Des Moines.  It was a fun day of connecting with new and old friends alike.  I had a smallish crowd of 15-18 people so easier to just talk with them.   I also had a both for nuun at the event that the hubby maned for me while I was busy being a social butterfly.
  Speaking in front of a group is exhausting.  I am very very glad its over with.  I do believe that the first time is always the scariest and that next time won't be so nerve wracking.  I now have the stupid thing running through my head and thoughts of what I should have/ could have done differently.  I am trusting that I sounded less of a rube than I thought I sounded.

  Friday was my littlest spawn Archimedes Supercell's 3rd Birthday!  Today is my oldest spawn Samson's 11th Birthday.  We have plans to work out together at 3 and then check out the Des Moines Drum Circle at Culture Inc at 6:00.
I am eager to burn off some steam and perk up a bit.
I have a review to write for Cafe Press, doccs to scan and send, a review of Golite, Sportkilt and Terra Plana's Evo II's as well as an email for sponsorship to write. Oh and two packages to ship.  I look forward to my week getting back to normal.....maybe this week I will run :)  We need to come up with a workout area computer solution.  We are experiencing a shortage of computers in the house.

For your viewing pleasure...scaring ducks gets a laugh every time!

He looks just like his father in this photo!  We had a nice 4 mile run Friday.  I wore my Evo IIs for the first time and he wore socks reinforced with duct tape.  I asked him to trim his beard for the expo.  You know, just clean it up a bit but under no circumstances shave it off.....he is now bald and cold.


Penny said...

Angie, I was wondering how the Expo went for you. I'm sure you did an awesome job. Did he really cut it off? Sounds like you had a busy but great weekend. Have fun to day celebrating you boys birthdays.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I bet you rocked your speaking engagement! It sound like you are a busy "barefoot bee"!! I hope your week slows down a bit and you can catch up!!!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

That's awesome that you got to speak to a group about barefoot running. It gets easier especially when you know what you are talking about, which you do, and you love what you are talking about, which you also do. Have fun at the drum circle! There is a group around here that holds one once a week and i was thinking about checking it out. Have a good week of running!

Anonymous said...

YAY double congrats! To you and your son!!!

Unknown said...

Hmm, I seem to recall the phrase "You are your worst critique." I'm sure you were amazing at the Expo. It would be impossible to share everything or say everything that you wanted to because you just know so much!

Love the ducks. I always worry about what might land on me, though, when they fly off scared.

P@ said...

Hey Angie, I sat was at your Barefoot running talk. It was quite empowering. I can't wait for it to warm up to the 50s or so to give it another shot.

Just added your blog to my google reader so I'm stoked to see what goodies you have going on here.

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