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July 26, 2006

Cube Farm

Today, as my new cube row mates called out "Amy, you're phone's ringing....", I found myself sprinting around the cube maze to get to my desk.

It happened twice.

And both times I felt that exhiliration of running...

a long run...

maybe 19 miles...

and sprinting up that last hill...

knowing that in a few seconds I will be able to play in the sprinkler...

and stretch...

and drink gatorade...

i felt my heels hitting my backside...

even if it was only for 20 feet...

i remembered...

what it was like...

and i loved it.

On another new cube update I am pleased and excited at the fact that my new cubbies have taken to having a little fun over my registering for a half. On my old cube row, my registering for various races or running in general, was met with some sarcasm ("hey, you want to eat Wendy's for lunch?") and a little jealousy ("you know that running will make your insides fall out..."). But this new cube row...well, they're just fabulous. I got to listen all day today as the resident interior decorator by night, accountant by day, told the "new guy" all about how I run really too far and that sometimes I break things but that I just registered for something new...and "how many miles are you running, crazy?" And oh, "how this crazy girl just ran 26 miles a few weeks ago...she's crazy...don't try to race her, cause she'll beat you." I was just loving it. Really. And I felt fabulously at home on my new cube row. Troy doesn't get it. He says I only moved 15 feet...how could it really make a difference in my day? Well, it has made me love my job all over again. It has made me appreciate new personalities, and the importance of a job well done (even if it doesn't have anything to do with accounting). It has just made me happier. I have now figured out where I belong. On this row. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. (who's got a theme song in their head now???) At any rate, I love that my running is actually interesting to some folks and that, although they wouldn't dare lace up their shoes and chase me, they really enjoy talking about it.

OH, speaking of cubes...I found this website...click on the play button...the song is hilarious! For those who have experienced a cube farm, and those who never will...http://www.lifeaftercoffee.com/2006/06/14/my-cubicle-song-lyrics/

Happy running!

5 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Isn't awesome how a little change will make life so wonderful?

JustJunebug said...

i am SO praying for a change of scenery myself....

great for you!!

Wanna-be 5k-er said...

That is so great your new cuberhood is more positive than your old one. Change can be good.

Enjoy your sprints to the phone:-)

pinaypower said...

awesome!! it's amazing how much flack us runners can get. i mean really can the whole world be jealous of us ;)

glad to hear your new surroundings rock!

KT said...

Fun people at work can make all the difference.