Right after this lower back update!
Sorry to go all Seacrest on you, but since so many of you have expressed concern and sent kind thoughts my way since my lower back injury last weekend, I just wanted to quickly mention that today I worked out for the first time since sustaining the injury, and all went swimmingly. I used an elliptical machine for 45 minutes, at a much-lighter-than-normal setting, and no pain whatsoever. I had to fight back urges to ramp up the resistance to get a better workout, but I kept it easy. I plan on another lighter-than-normal cardio workout tomorrow.
OK! Ready for the BIG EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT? No more delays. Can I get a drum roll please?
I’VE BOOKED MY FIRST PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT!!!
I’m terribly excited and excitedly terrified. Here’s what went down: It turns out that one of my readers, Joyce, is the Marketing Supervisor at a local Whole Foods. She’s become a fan of the blog, and invited me to speak at her store!
So, on Wednesday, September 21st, at 7pm, I’ll be sharing my story, live and in person, at the Whole Foods in Porter Ranch.
I’m not making this up! See, I’m on the Whole Foods website, and here’s the poster that will soon go up inside the store:
Joyce and I have already been hard at work putting together what we hope will be a fun, special event. I’ll be speaking about my journey and sharing some of the tips and insights I’ve learned along the way, and leading a question and answer session. We’ll also have a drawing, and someone in the audience will win a great giveaway from Whole Foods!
- Wednesday, 9/21/11, at 7pm.
- Whole Foods Market, Porter Ranch: 19340 Rinaldi St., Northridge, CA 91326 (It’s super easy to get to… exit the 118 freeway at Tampa Avenue and head north. It’s in the shopping center on your right just before the first stoplight, Rinaldi.)
- Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. RSVP via email at email@example.com, or on the Whole Foods Porter Ranch Facebook Page.
Help me out and tell your friends! I love that my readers are spread out across the country (and overseas), so I know that many of you that would want to come just won’t be able to. Surely you know someone in the LA area, don’t you? Here’s a little something you can post on Twitter and Facebook:
Go see @keepitupdavid live and in person at @WholeFoods_PTR on 9/21 at 7pm! Details here: http://tinyurl.com/3ukw9un
I told a friend with extensive public speaking experience about how nervous I am, and she advised me to speak from the heart, and everything will go smoothly. So that’s the plan. I hope you can make it out on the 21st!
Since I’m in an Big Announcement Mode, here’s another one: Keep it up, David is now on Google+!
Are you on Google+? It’s the fastest-growing social network ever, and the newest place you can learn about new Keep it up, David blog posts! If you already have an account, then go to my page and add me to your circles. If you’d like an invitation to join Google+, then shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll shoot one your way.
Keep it up, David!