You never know who you may “run” into on a run or on the way to a run for that matter. Borrowing this fun topic from the Tuesday Topics ladies. I thought it would be fun to reminisce on one of my favorite celebrity run ins.
Celebrity Run Ins
Ragnar Relay Races always hold some of my favorite running memories. Last year’s Niagara Falls Ragnar will go down in my running history for so many reasons. Would it be my last? I hope Ragnar can weather the storm and return to offer the amazing experiences they are known for.
Our race experience began in Toronto where we toured for a few days. We headed towards our race start in this super small town called Whitby. After decorating our van, we headed out to fuel up on coffee and breakfast. After googling best breakfast in Whitby, Ontario we ended up at the Food and Art Cafe. A cute little spot, quaintly called “Fart Cafe” with maybe 6 tables.
Low and behold, the guy at the next table was…Jerry Seinfeld. His voice is pretty unmistakeable and we were star struck. My team mates elected me to go over and try to get him to snap a photo with us. After I buttered him up with a little, “oh we all love Seinfeld” and now “comedians in cars with coffee”, I set out to explain what Ragnar was all about.
He seriously thought we were nuts! He could not understand why we would decorate our van and opt to run through the night together. Turns out, he was in town filming and also googled best breakfast spots. In fact, He was particularly enamored with our “Moms Do It all Night Long” team name. We shared a few jokes about that! We even told him it could be great material for his next gig. He graciously posed for a pic with us and we were off.
Little did we know, our little celebrity run in made the local paper! We literally were the talk of the town. A few days later, a local Toronto radio station interviewed me about the whole incident. Definitely enjoyed my 5 minutes of fame. Great memories and a memorable celebrity run in.
Thanks for indulging me in this little “run” down memory lane. Can’t wait to start making those running memories again.
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