Thanks to a good buddy that sent me this link:  johnmaxwellonleadership.com  The column titled “When You Get Kicked in the Rear, You Know Your Out Front” spoke to me with great voice.

I got a big kick in the rear on Monday afternoon.  Despite being conscientious, loyal, and hard working I find myself without a job.

A handful of people that I have a storied past with (coached, worked with, former counsel, race management competitors, etc.) indicated that they would never visit the store as long as I was employed there.  Simple as that I guess.

Please don’t hesitate to ask me for more details next time you see me.  You’ll get the full skinny and my opinions and recommendations.

I’m very happy for my buddy Clester Johnson, he’s being inducted into the Bellevue West Athletic HOF.  Clester was business partners with our own Dr. Weeks in the now closed 94/95 restaurant.   And he’s a fan of a certain running club I founded.

Linda had a follow up with Dr. Grier this morning, got her stitches out and into a boot.  Still non weight bearing for 2-3 more weeks but all signs point to a full and speedy recovery.

And from our buddies over at Peak Performance:

Hello Everyone,

You are invited to stop by and help us celebrate the GRAND OPENING of our new store located in the Armbrust Village Shopping Center the weekend of February 15, 16, and 17, 2013. The store is located 1 block south of the 168th and Center street intersection on the east side of the road. The weekends festivities and events are as follows:

Group Run – Saturday February 16 at 8:00 a.m. leaving the store heading for Lake Zorinsky. We will have both a 4 mile and a 6 mile group. Afterwards, we will provide food and drink back at the store.

Happy Hour – Both Friday and Saturday nights from 5 to 7 pm. So stop by and say”HI” and check out the new store.

Grand Prize Drawing – Saturday night at 6:00 pm we will naming our $250 Grand Prize Shopping Winner. There is still time to submit your picture for the contest. Please click on the following Peak Performance FACEBOOK link to see the contest details. http://www.facebook.com/#!/RUN2PEAK?fref=ts

Gift with Purchase – Starting Friday February 15 and continuing through Sunday February 17 (While supplies last),  we are providing a Gift with Purchase on all transactions larger than $25.

Shoe Drawing ($120 Value) – When you stop by Grand Opening Weekend be sure to enter your name in our shoe drawing. The drawing will take place on Sunday, February 17 at 5:00 pm. (You don’t need to be present to win).  Winner will be contacted on Monday, February 18th.

I truly THANK YOU  for your continued support of our stores, races, and events.

Mike Ewoldt
Owner – Peak Performance

P.S.  Registration is open for our 19th Annual Blarney Stone 5K Run on St. Patrick’s Day (3/17/13). Click on www.U2CANRUN.org to register.