Thursday, February 7, 2008
Steve Newton, Please Google Yourself
Is it strange that I have several posts rattling around in my head waiting to be written and it kept me up last night? Geesh. Being sick (and restricting the typing) drove me nuts. I had things to say. I've been waiting.... Here is one of them.
Great pals Tom and Amy invited me to the Spirit of the Marathon a couple of weeks ahead of time. I planned and made arrangements and made it through several days of single parenting living for that movie. Then about the day before or day of I say something stupid like, "should I get a ticket early?" Amy says, um "I'm pretty sure they're sold out." (she was probably thinking, you idiot!!) CRAAAAAAAAPPPPPP. I looked forward to this for 2 weeks and prepared and planned but did not get myself a ticket. What a moron I am.
So Tom, bless his heart, gets to the movie and asks people in line, anyone have an extra ticket? Have a friend at home who didn't pre-order who is heartbroken that she didn't get to come tonight. Some incredibly selfless, sweet man says, "your friend can have my ticket. I was going to come with a friend and he couldn't make it. If your friend wants it, she can have mine. I can come to the next showing." He hands over the ticket and won't take a dime for it!! Tom is on the phone to me and I am putting on just the essentials (lipstick and snow boots, of course) and am there in less than 10 minutes.
Can you believe the generosity of this perfect stranger?? Well, he must be a runner, so already, he must be decent, but still??? Can you believe this???
He said his name was Steve Newton. Only problem is, there are more than a couple..... I would really like to thank him and tell him how much I appreciated his generosity. I'm a new runner and the movie was incredible and motivating and the experience of another runner sharing it with me under such generous and neat circumstances made it so much better. Not to mention that I had been looking forward to this night for 2 weeks AND got to share it with great new running friends who went way out of their way to help me. Thanks, you two!!
So Steve Newton, will you google yourself and find this post so I can thank you? Should I just call a couple of them and ask if they are the Guy That Made My Month? What should I do??