On Wednesday night, I got a call from an associate of Scottsdale Mayor W.J. Lane. He found out about my goal to qualify for the Olympic Trials and invited me to accompany him to a press conference Thursday afternoon and a VIP dinner on Friday night. I had already taken Friday off of work to fill some requirements with Brooks and to rest up, but I knew I had to take this opportunity. I was able to get a substitute for 1/2 day and met Mayor Lane at PF Changs for the press conference. I am a bit socially awkward, but it was super fun! He had me come up to say a few words (totally nervous!) and after the conference I was interviewed by Channel 3, 10, Sue Berliner from Sweat Magazine, Jeff Metcalfe from AZ Republic, and Mario Fraioli from Competitor. I never saw the TV broadcast as we don’t have a tv, but I guess it was on the 9pm news that night.
Here are some pics and links to the interviews. Thanks for making a gal feel so special!! wow!
I worked with Brooks at the expo the following morning and then was able to take the rest of the day off work to prop my legs up. It was a good thing. With all the excitement going on, I was so tired! Regretfully, I had to miss the VIP dinner. I knew that I would need all of the rest I could get before Sunday. However, I have heard that it was very fun and many shots were consumed. Luckily I did not go. 😉