Caballo Blanco has been here in Austin at least for the past 3 days. On Monday, he was going to be out running and people could come run with him. There was about 18 people and we ran about 5 miles. Afterwards, we went and had dinner with Caballo at one of Austin's iconic mexican places, Chuys. I got to sit next to Caballo during dinner and it was great. I heard lots of good stories. It was really an awesome night. I felt like I was with a rockstar.
Caballo was totally down to earth and was totally not caught up into any sort of stardom. He was a regular guy and he didn't see himself as famous or anything.
I didn't talk to him much, just listened, however, I did mention Eric Orton to him. He asked how I knew him and I told him that I used a training plan from him to get ready and completed my first 100. Caballo had great things to say about Eric. He told me that Eric is "the real deal". He truly had nothing but great things to say about Eric. So, if for some reason you hadn't figured out that Eric is quite a great guy, I hope this is enough proof.
I didn't have a camera with me, but someone took this from their iPhone and emailed it to me. I only wish I had a copy of my book so I could of had him sign it, but hopefully one day I'll do the Copper Canyon race and I'll get him to sign it at that time.