(Props to Instagram who managed to cut me out of this video in the cropping phase. They know who the real star is! Right?!? RIGHT?!?!)
So obviously I need to give up posting about running as I’ve gone from tens to, like, a hundred people a day stopping by to read my blog post. In fact, here’s a link to my first post as it will likely be viewed more times than any other post I ever post, ever.
I wonder if writing about running with Tom Cruise means I’ll get up to 150 views? (I stress the word “with” as the whole stalker thing would be way weird and considering the shape that guy is in I wouldn’t be able to catch him. I’m realistic in my fantasies, okay?)
I must say, though, there has been some fun things that have happened since the encounter. First, I’ve gotten lots of random tweets from all over the place. And I’ve been retweeted a lot. I didn’t know you could retweet so much by so many and that there were so many with Tom Cruise as their icon or their wallpaper or in their name…
Second, I got into our local paper! So I learned it’s likely the Mummy that they are shooting. And, as a former Classics student I can say if there way one place to film a mummy flick, Oxford is totally it. Hopefully this mummy knows Latin because that’s all they speak in Oxford. Nobody knows what they are saying, but they speak it a lot. This is fact. Quidquid latine dictum, altum videtur. No joke.
Third, I’ve actually been linked to SOMEONE ELSE’S BLOG. That’s, like, never happened. This person writes about monster movies and they complimented me! Linked AND complimented me!
All I need now is a brief acknowledgement from John Barrowman that I might exist and I would hit the social media trifecta. (Fact, until John Barrowman acknowledges your existence you are, in fact, a figment of your own imagination.)
Finally, the whole experience was cool and I’m glad of my part in it. I was impressed that Mr. Cruise took the time to connect with people out to see him when, in all actuality, he could’ve chosen another path. Like him or not that guy is 100% professional and I could tell he takes his very public job seriously.
So, thank you to Mr. Cruise for that on behalf of a looney runner on mile 18.8 of 20. Trust me when I say I’m taking this one with me for the rest of my days!
 That link goes to the charities that I was out training for when I ran into Tom Cruise. So no personal gain here! I run the London Marathon on April 24, 2016.