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February 24, 2010

THE SMORGASBORD ENTRY

1st and foremost: Running. I've rekindled my romance with running and I'm back to loving speedwork, looking forward to a TEMPO run (yes, I really just said that - and lightening didn't strike), and just having a jolly good time doing what I do well - Run. I even jumped into an unplanned 5k on Saturday, and while I didn't beat my own personal record, I beat my record on the same course from last year. Score one for Running Amy. I have also run two solid days in a row and even convinced myself to run almost 2 miles farther than I had planned to on Monday. Things are looking up for me in the world of running and I couldn't be more happy about it.

2nd: Work. Holy cow I can't get organized. One of these days....one of these really long days, I'm going to get things in order. Really. It's driving me nuts. And the fact that we will be moving into another business venture in May...well...I guess I sortof feel like an expectant mother (and just so you know, I'm not one.) I always hear how moms-to-be run around there homes getting everything in order before said baby arrives. I feel like I'm getting ready to birth a new opportunity and I need NEED to get my house in order before that day. One of these days...I swear...I'm going to get it together.

3rd: Volunteerism. Really. Need I say more? I totally and 100% understand why so many people do not like to get involved with anything that would require them to be a volunteer. The drama. The chaos. The lack of communication. Sometimes it makes me want to throw in the towel and scream "UNCLE!" (by the way, if I volunteer for your organization and you're scratching your head trying to figure out if I'm talking about you...well, fear not...it's not about you...I can assure you of that).

4th: Old blog entries. Almost 4 years ago, I wrote a blog post about a certain fitness center that doesn't have the level of customer service that I (or anyone else on this planet) should have to deal with. You can click on the link above and read for yourself. Why am I bringing this up? Because...here...almost 4 years later...I am still getting emails from people who have had problems with this place. And not small problems, mind you. My latest email came from a mother who has a daughter who is attending one of our local universities. The daughter applied for a job at the fitness center and was told that she had to sign up for a membership in order to work there. So she did. And guess what? She didn't get the job. Read the comments section on that post...it goes on for days...well, years in this case. I'm not sure why I'm bringing it back up. I guess I'm hoping that one of my community buddies who works for the paper might be interested in doing a story on it...or maybe I'm just hoping that one more person doesn't fall into a death trap with this center...it's such a shame...such a shame.

So, there you have it...your smorgasbord of what's going on in Amy's Running Life.

Until next time....

5 comments:

Char said...

It's great to hear you've got your running mojo back.

GeorgiaSnail said...

Congrats on rekindling the lurve and the 5k that you ran...Spring is in the air and I lurve running in GA...

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on getting back with the running bug.

Thomas Bussiere said...

Speedwork and tempo runs - A love / hate thing. It hurt when you first start, but love it when it's over.
Training looks like it's going well.

Katy T said...

I need to get my running mojo back. Any tips?