I ran with New Balance Silicon Valley tonight. Unfortunately for my reputation, I have no shame and don’t mind running with people much better than me. Okay, running with is somewhat of a strong term; to be more accurate, I was running behind yet simultaneously with NBSV.
I actually enjoy trying to keep up with the big dogs and thoroughly enjoy the added benefit of getting faster. I think a mixed group benefits the weakest person the most and I am happy to step in and play the role of slowest person in the group. I do it quite well.
We did 10 x 2 min on (5Kish pace), 90 sec off and I knew I was in trouble when the girls I was running simultaneously, yet behind with starting speaking about 400 min times in seconds, rather than minutes like I do.
Despite my lack of speed, the girls were a kind and welcoming group and always circled back around to jog with me on recoveries. Super nice. Super cool. If this weren’t my last week at Stanford, I would definitely be back! I’m sad I didn’t find out about this group earlier.
One thing I forgot to mention in my short stories…I ate dinner at Google!
Paulette and I had a Oiselle meet-up, tweet-up, IRL encounter….whatever the cool kids are calling it these days. She works at Google and so kindly offered to let me dine with the Google-sters.
The food at Google is fantastic. AND, they have a bus system that takes people to and from different part of the Bay Area so you don’t have to drive! And, they have a gym! And on of those infinity treadmill pool thingies! And Google bikes! And office near a park! And they find Harry Potter amusing!
Here are things I need Larry and Sergey to do: 1) design an electronic medical record that is as awesome as GMail; 2) build a Google Hospital that has same amenities as Google; 3) hire me to work at said hospital.
FYI L-train and Sergie, I saw an empty lot next to the GooglePlex – perfect for a hospital. Make it happen.
TELL ME: DROID OR IPHONE FOR YOU? DREAM PLACE TO WORK FOR? LIKE RUNNING WITH THE BIG DOGS?
Until next time…