The Team in Training kickoff was Saturday. As I headed to the McAllen Convention Center, I was worried I was heading to the wrong place. Because all I saw were these signs.
Nonetheless, I found the right room and got there with a few minutes to spare. I heard the presentation and meet the honored heroes. For the Lower Valley, that's David Mendez. He had just wrapped up his last round of chemotheraphy. There was a bit of a line to meet him and he cordially talked with everyone.
We took a group photo and someone joked, "Smile. This is the only group photo we'll take on a Saturday where we won't be stinky."
I also met some of the vendors, which included the United Blood Service. I get credit for giving blood. I've never done that before. I mentioned to the rep that I once passed out when giving blood... during a blood test.
"During a blood test?"
I'm an organ donor, so I was hoping that would somehow balance the lack of blood donations. In the words of Sam Beckett, the "Quantum Leap" character, not the poet.... oh, boy.
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.