I promise this is going to go somewhere running related.
So, like 8 years ago (gulptiy gulp), I think it was like an SAT day or something, and my mom let me leave school, because I was a senior and I didn’t have to be there.
ANYHOO, so I left school to go to a CD store (cause iPods were like barely a thing yet,) and I bought this thing for like $10.99.
And I was hooked to the one and only Gavin Degraw. He had the voice of a black man, but he was all white and stuff. He covered a lot of old Motown, which I’d grown up on, and he played guitar, piano, and danced like he actually was performing and having a good time on stage.
And thus, my stalking began.
It started finally my senior year in college. I saw him perform at High Point University with a friend, and he stayed after to sign some autographs. I think he signed my program, and stared at him with my mouth open, until he did a double-take, and asked me, rightfully concerned, if I was okay. I closed my mouth, and died.
I saw him again at a furniture thing in High Point. This time, I was ready. A little liquid courage inspired both my dance moves, the inappropriate messages I yelled to him, and the stalking I did to his bandmate, Billy Norris.
After the show, we waited for him.
GDG: Pretty girls, come take a picture!
(Gavin called me pretty. You can’t tell me any differently now).
GDG: I saw y’all dancing down there!
(We were dancing hard, it’s not hard to believe.)
Me: Will you sign my beer?
(He signed my beer.)
So where is this going?
Okay, so it looks like my boo, Mr. DeGraw will be performing at the Finisher’s Concert after this half-marathon. In Cleveland. For those of you Cher fans living elsewhere, I live in North Carolina. Not close to Ohio. I need to go, run this race, and get to this concert for a few reasons.
- Gavin DeGraw. He may call me pretty again. He may congratulate me on a job well done, as I will have finished another half. HE MAY CALL ME ON STAGE TO SONG OF MY CHOOSING. And that’s really important. I know all his ad-libs, so he needn’t worry.
- Gavin mentions Carolina in his new single.
- Another 13.1 could help. I need to get myself in a few more race situations before the full in October. I haven’t properly raced since April, and I need it to light the fire under my behind.
- This could be a small concert. Meaning that I will get to wave at Gavin and bandmates with my hands.
Now I recognize, flying off to Cleveland isn’t necessarily advised. Believe it or not, blogging about making smoothies doesn’t pay 400k a year. But it isn’t necessarily ill-advised either. Cause I’m a baller. So, what do I do?I need your advice.