I think I could enjoy pro-stalking as my new hobby. I kicked off this new activity today, as my aunt and I went to a talk sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group at Sunpower Corporation. It was also a taped radio broadcast that will be archived here over the weekend, in case anyone is interested in listening to it. The speaker was…the current Ironman world champion Chris McCormack!
What is there to say about Macca that hasn’t already been said? He’s hilarious in person. And interesting and smart and touching (he teared up talking about losing his mother to breast cancer and his Macca Now foundation, which raises money for this cause). Those who have followed his career may feel he’s had a chip on his shoulder at times (and who wouldn’t, having to deal with those German pretty-boys), but he seemed much more relaxed and at peace after his victory at Kona 4 weeks ago. His wife is pregnant again and he’s not sure if he’ll do Kona in 2011. He implied he’s eyeing the 70.3 World Championships, which he scouted with his win at Silverman last week.
Simple put, he is awesome. And yes, I touched him. Coach says I just gained 20 watts.
You may think I’m blushing (it’s possible) but I promptly went home and was diagnosed with a gum infection an hour later. So I’ve got that going for me…
This was just a warmup for the kind of stalking I plan to do of Chrissie Wellington at IM AZ next week. Bring it on!