It’s been a busy week here, filled with some fun Indianapolis Colts related activities. I think we all need our spirits lifted after the last two weeks of less-than-fun Colts activity on the football field.
On Tuesday morning I gathered a group of friends to join me for the Million Meal Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium. I participated last year and knew I had to do it again. Volunteers, including Colts players and cheerleaders, work in two hour shifts to pack one million meals destined for Hoosier families. I loved working with Thrive360 again, and I’m so proud of what they do in our community and around the world. Greg Toler stopped by our table for a bit, and we asked him about a million questions while we helped pack a million meals.
Later that evening I joined a couple of girlfriends for the Women’s 201 Clinic at the Colts practice facility. Women’s 101 is all about listening and asking questions. This clinic? It’s all about action. Participants spend a couple of hours on the turf, running plays and drills with Colts players, alumni and staff. It’s ridiculously fun, and I highly recommend it. If I can do it, so can you.
You have to read this article about the event over at ColtsRoundup.com, and not just because I’m quoted in it. No, you have to meet fellow participant, 82-year-old Nellie Sillanpa. I want to be her when I grow up. Even if you don’t read a single word, you have to click over just to see the photo of Nellie making a tackle.
This week, in lieu of my usual Colts recap, I’m going to send you over to Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback site. I was asked earlier this week if I would write something for their Voice of the Fan column about the bad vibes surrounding the team and head coach Chuck Pagano, just three short years removed from our inspiring #Chuckstrong rally. I hope you’ll take a few minutes and check it out. It’s an honor for me to share a space with some of the sportswriters I admire the most in the business. Maybe one day I’ll get to write about how it feels to see Andrew Luck and the gang win Indy a Super Bowl. That would be infinitely more fun.
We have a Monday night game coming up this week against the undefeated Carolina Panthers … at Carolina. And you thought Halloween was scary! I’ll check in on Tuesday. In the meantime, have a wonderful Halloween weekend, and save all your Heath bars for me to stress eat on Monday night.