Got Two 5K Runs This Saturday…
One run in the morning, one run in the evening. I am a long ways from being in good enough shape and down enough weight to actually run both of them. But both are great charities and worth the support, so we are going to try it. I will do a bunch of walking.
One is a Donny Osmond run, meaning he uses his name to support the charity. I actually talked with him a couple years back about a book I started to write for him that fell through thirty years ago. He didn’t remember and I would have been shocked if he had. I think back then we actually only talked a few times. If I could find it in my records I’d give him the 100 pages that got done. But got a hunch I tossed it a long time ago.
So last night with Kris I walked to the theater, and tonight I went out for a mile-plus fast walk. So I have a streak of actually walking outside. Feels great.
I will be headed for Writers of the Future in Hollywood next week, but I have dropped out of 20Books here in Vegas in November. The reason? The pandemic. But why am I going to one and not the other? How the conference is handling the pandemic is why.
Writers of the Future has a vaccine mandate. And have all sorts of nifty things in place to keep us all safe including wearing masks all the time. So I will drive over to Hollywood and feel really safe there. And give a talk to the writers and present an award in a tux. Oh, joy, wish I had lost this weight now.
20Books has no Covid policy except what the hotel mandates. That is masks while inside and a few of the hotels are known for not enforcing masks until forced by fines and the state and the gaming commission. That hotel has been mentioned a few times in those articles.
I am going to be 71 at the time of that conference, so just nope. I am sorry if I disappoint someone who wanted to see me. If the conference had vaccine mandates or testing or even a policy, I would have loved to go, but we are just not out of this enough yet for me to risk it.
I really hope to be around for a bunch more years, writing and having fun. Taking foolish risks at this age is just not a health plan I want to do. I’ll stick with walking and trying not to get hit by busses.