As such, it came as a bit of a surprise yesterday when I heard that Meb was hired as the “VP of Running” of competitor group who puts on the Rock and Roll marathon series of races.
YouTube of an average day for him. Spoiler: IT IS NON STOPPED. How can he have time to consistently train like he needs to stay at the top of his game? Every article I read had Meb quoted with saying that he is laser focused on the 2016 Olympics. But, I can’t help but be a bit cautious that he is bending his focus away from running and more towards whatever it is that will pay the bills AFTER running. In fact, he had previously flirted with retirement prior to his Boston win.
|Really Meb? No way do I believe you ride this...|
I personally really hope that Meb keeps his foot on the running gas pedal. Granted, I do realize that he isn’t a robot and can’t do this forever. Unless he IS a robot. In that case, all hail robot overlord Meb. But, part of the reason I’m somewhat bummed to hear about the new “job” is that I’m a big fan of his and would hate to see him hang up his Sketchers. Having met him a few times he really is as genuine as everyone says – so I just hate to see one of the good guys go. That said, hopefully he is able to do a bit of good work with the Rock and Roll races and swap out a few high school garage bands with more water stops or better beer at the finish line.
Thoughts? Am I blowing this out of proportion or is this the beginning of the end?