Saturday night I went to the K-Swiss VIP After-party: a dinner cruise that circles Miami’s South Beach. As the sun set over the downtown, I got to hang out with the K-Swiss team, the celebrity athletes, events sponsors, and podium winners from every age group. Tickets were also given out to everyone that bought a pair of shoes. Jesus and his girlfriend Aileen came, and both were amazed that everyone they talked to was nice, outgoing, and unique. To me, it just sounds like a group of triathletes. 🙂
After the cruise Jesus picked up his car from the Valet to find that on the tag next to "model:" they had written "Basura", which means "Garbage".
Today I was able to borrow the Basura so I could drive to Ft. Lauderdale and swim at the Hall of Fame Swimming pool. Last time I was there I saw Natalie Coughlin become the first woman to break a minute in the 100m backstroke, and Michael Phelps set his first World Record in the 400IM (US Nationals in 2002).
After swimming, then biking, then (wait for it) running, I packed up my stuff at Jesus’ apartment and took my bike to Swim Bike & Run, a local triathlon shop, to ship it back to Seattle. Swim Bike & Run is now selling K-Swiss running shoes. Over the weekend alone they sold nearly fifty pair!
Next, me and Basura went to the U of Miami Kaplain center for an MCAT class before heading back to beautiful Hialeah for dinner with Jesus.
Tomorrow I fly to LA, sit around for four hours, then head south to Mazatlan. Yippee!!!