Linda and I met a lot of people during Small Business Saturday.   Dave and Martha scored one of the hottest properties in Omaha when they landed ROAST at Ak-Sar-Ben Village.  Some serious foot traffic at 1904 S. 67th St.

A couple of fellas decked out in running attire, one looking kind of familiar, sat at a near table.  Sweet spot for me.  Took a break and a chance to sell my chemical free produce and Run Guru Events, LLC.  The next 45 minutes were split just about 50/50 between the two.

Brad Ashford knows a thing or two about agriculture in Nebraska.  A Westside and Creighton grad, local all the way.  A distinguished 40 year career in politics.  He’s making a 2018 run to regain the seal lost in 2016.  I’ll be pulling the handle for him.  For his position and understanding of the issues we face.  What that means to our community.  I shared my vision of a Nebraska Agritopia.  Mom and Pops like Bar None becoming  the center of sustainable marketing, both education and real production of chemical free, locally sourced vegetables, eggs, fruits, honey, grains and more.

Brad is also a runner.  With over 50 years putting one foot in front of the other.  Has completed 4 marathons including Grandma’s twice and Stockholm in Sweden.  Symbolic because he represents  “everyman” and running is something we can all do.  The second half of my break then was all about running in Nebraska and in Omaha and what is going on in Waterloo with Run Guru Elite, Inc. in particular.

Brad will be our official starter and celebrity participant at the 5th annual Two Rivers Valentine’s Day 5K.  He is a friend of the running community.  And we need all the friends we can get!