Hoooooo, weeeeeee!!! I type this from Omaha where I’m at the end of a little road trip. First, I drove from Colorado to Chicago with a pit stop in Wisconsin. I spent the week in the Windy City doing actual work (shudder). On Thursday, I jumped back in the Honda Element and headed west. I stopped here in Omaha where I met Mrs. 1500 to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Other friends attending included Income Surfer, Even Steven and the Penny Planters.
Berkshire Hathaway is Warren Buffett’s little holding company and the shareholder weekend is always a blast. On Saturday, we attended the actual meeting followed by a Mr. Money Mustache meetup.
I made a horrible mistake when I formally committed to the Berkshire 5K by paying the $50 entry fee. No backing out after I parted with the money.
On Sunday, the day of the 5K, I woke up to horrible weather. It was cold and raining. I am a poor athlete to begin with, so I dreaded the 5k and now it would be even worse. It was all downhill from there (except the actual 5K, which was mostly uphill). A couple minutes before we departed, I realized that I didn’t pack my knee brace that holds the IT band syndrome at bay. Shit! Continue reading