Since Utah is a winter wonderland right now, a few of my girl friends and I have been running on the track inside the Olympic oval. It is larger than a regular track because it surrounds the ice rink. As we were running, Maribelle claimed she saw Apolo Ohno, 2 time gold medalist for the winter Olympics, and winner of Dancing With the Stars. Sadly I think he is more famous for winning Dancing with the Stars. Anyways, Maribelle claimed she saw him reading the paper while we were running. On our next lap she was going to prove it to us. Well, on our next lap there was no such person reading the paper. We laughed and told her she was seeing things.
As we were leaving we saw a dark haired short little guy walking out holding the paper. Maribelle walked right up to Apolo Ohno, pointed at the group of us girls and said, "They didn't believe me when I told them you were here." The group of us girls, all happily married with children, laughed and giggled like little school girls at the sight of someone famous. Then he said, "I'm here every day." Then, I said, "See you next week." After the words spewed out of my mouth I felt like Baby in Dirty Dancing at first meeting Patrick Swazye's character says, "I carried a watermelon."
Well, last Saturday he was at the Oval again, this time he was running the track with us. I made sure to keep my mouth shut as not to embarrass myself again. I can now proudly say that,
on Saturday's, I workout with Apolo Ohno.