Is it Friday yet? Today just hasn’t been my day so excuse my ranting and raving….
1. Today was my first day back at work after being off for 2 1/2 weeks and to say it wasn’t a good day might be an understatement. I will just say I work for a company that was bought out by another company and things are just different. And my customers know it and that effects me. They don’t like the company=they don’t use my products=no $$ for Elizabeth. But, it is paying my bills at the moment so I shouldn’t complain and I should just suck it up and deal with it. So I am….for the moment. If ya know what I mean.
2. After my first race in the rain last weekend I decided I needed the Sugoi running jacket I had been eyeing. I found it in purple online and ordered it through Ebid on Monday (because Big Peach was out). Yay for more purple (most of my running clothes are of course)! I have been tracking it online and thought it would be here today. Well, it didn’t show up. So I checked online and it said undeliverable address. The seller shipped it to my old address (which is apparently on my paypal) instead of the address I provided. It normally wouldn’t be that big of a deal if it arrived next week, but I am running the race in Mobile on Sunday and there is an 80% chance of rain. Really. And I ran in the rain yesterday. I went from no running in the rain to a training day in rain and possible 2 races in 1 week. WTF. So….I had to call around today and found it at my least favorite running store (I do not like giving them my business) and bought it there in green (boo) for $120 instead of the $90 I paid on Ebid. My goal is to find a cheap one once I get to Mobile and return the green one and just wait on the purple. But I wanted to be prepared and make sure I stayed dry so I have this incase I can’t find anything.
3. I am excited about running the First Light 1/2 Marathon this weekend. It looks like it is a small race, which will be a huge change for me. All of my 1/2 marathons last year had over 20,000 runners. This might have 1,000. It will be fun to run with ALL of my family there. I am also hoping to meet fellow Blogger Becka. It would be great to PR but my IT Band is still acting up so I am not sure how it will go. Only time will tell. For now I am a foam-rolling, stick using, icing, and bath taking machine.
So sorry if this wasn’t a very happy post. I don’t like when they aren’t. But I guess we all have days like this and mine happened to be today. Chris was sweet enough to remind me you have to have bad ones to remind yourself how good you really have it. So smart.