Race Schedule and Results

Monday, December 13, 2010

The good, the bad and the ugly

The good: CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY FOR ME!!!!If you remember, a while back I posted my Christmas wish list. One of the items on the list was this little gem - a replacement for the one I dropped and shattered last year causing tears galore. I searched and searched and finally a local running store suggested that they could special order it from BaySix. I thanked them for the info and looked up BaySix when I got home. Couldn't find the ornament anywhere. Hum... so I contacted them, told them about my clumsiness, told them that I had shared the search with you all and that many of you would love one too. Within minutes, I received an email from Steve at BaySix telling me that he'd get a replacement in the mail for free. AWESOME! They have been amazingly wonderful and I was so excited when I got my package today and found that they sent me 2 of these ornaments. I must have been a good girl this year! :) If you want one of these ('cause you know we all want new PR's for Christmas), head over to BaySix. I'm hoping they added them back to their website, but if not, email them and I'm sure they can get one ordered for you!

The bad: Well it's not really bad, but I'm spent right now. I rented Toy Story 3 (great movie to those of you that haven't seen it!) this weekend and didn't get around to watching it. I hopped on the trainer yesterday but didn't feel like watching it - Shape magazine with Kelly Osbourne on the front made the hour go fast enough. Decided to run to the movie today. I couldn't take the dreadmill for more than 7 miles so I hopped on the spin bike and finished the rest of the movie. A hour and 35 minutes later and I'm toast right now. HA... I have a long way to go to get back to racing shape!

The ugly: Now onto the scrooge part of my post. Some people can be real poopheads. So Amanda at Run To The Finish (and not the poophead by the way) had an ongoing contest this past fall called the PR Challenge. The goal was to PR in a race and have that PR be the biggest in your group. I entered myself in the Marathon 4:15 to 4:23 group. My previous PR for a marathon was 4:21 and I thought that I had a chance to better that in Columbus. Fast forward to October and I did just that, PRing by about 12 minutes. Well I was up against three other girls and although only two of us kept to the challenge, I ended up winning the contest. My competition, Julie at A Case of the Runs (who isn't a poophead either and has a great blog... go check her out!) had a great marathon though... besides the train. Anyway, she sent me a note the other day telling me that she sent me a necklace for winning (one of the rules was that you send the winner a little something). Super sweet of her. I got the envelope in the mail today and some poophead had cut the side of the envelope and taken the necklace. I hope that person feels totally rotten when they wear that necklace and gets nothing but coal in their stocking! Really, who does that? BLAH... Thank you Julie though... I really appreciate the gesture!!!

Did you have a good, bad and ugly today?

22 comments:

Emz said...

I
just
bought
THAT
ornament in Tucson. I loved it a little more on Saturday than on Sunday but . . . . ehhhh, whatever. ;)

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Adorable ornament!! Love the color! Keep up the training! You'll be back to racing shape before you know it. Sorry to hear about the necklace. That seriously sucks! :(

Shannon (IronTexasMommy) said...

Oh... and if you're watching Toy Story 3 on the trainer, keep a box of tissues ready for near the end. Trust me on this!

tri like mary said...

I had to spend 14 weeks away at a training centre when I started my job at the gov't. My mom used to send me little care packages and I got a card from her one day that had a hole in it. Turned out that my mom had sent a little ring with the card and some "poophead" had gouged it out of the card. Idiots! Congrats on your PR though and I love the ornament!

Jon said...

I love that Ornament!

Not to spoil Toy Story 3, but have a box of tissues next to ya. Pixar just knows how to do it!!

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Wes said...

cool ornament, and yes, we KNOW WHO THE POOPHEADS ARE... bastages...

and Merry effin Christmas ;-)

Kristin said...

OMG!! How rude of someone to do that! That is why I always bubble wrap! No one knows what it is! And always a little box. I love the ornament too!!

Molly said...

As soon as I saw your ornament pic I was happy for you, I remembered you wanted that!

how lousy about the necklace, Bah Humbug!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Great ornament!

Damn poopheads, that sucks.

My wife got stuck behind that train in San Antonio too ... that really sucked!

Anne-Marie said...

Love the ornament!! Yay for BaySix!

That's lousy about your necklace :( I think whoever cut the envelope and took it has a dose of bad karma headed their way...

Christi said...

Congrats on your win and that really sucks about the necklace!

Betsy said...

The ornament is awesome....I think I might need to get some for all my tri girls this year!

THanks for the socks....they are most awesome. I'm glad some jerkface didn't cut the corner of my envelope....at least you got what you really wanted - a new PR :)

Joel said...

I really like the ornament, although pink isn't quite my color ;-)!

Certainly a nice gesture (the necklace); unfortunately followed by a not-so-nice gesture. Well, hope the pooper gets coal in his stocking this year!

Aimee said...

Yay for the ornament! That is awesome that they sent you one!

I cannot believe you worked out while watching Toy Story 3. I was crying within the first 10min. of that movie!!

That sucks about the necklace! I can't believe someone would do that.

N.D. said...

I love that cute ornament!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Cool about the ornament and PR Challenge win, but a bummer on the thievery.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

- First, I am glad you were able to find your ornament

- Second, I got really sad, followed by really mad about the mail. Really, who does that at all, let alone xmas. I am 99% sure it had to be someone at the post office somewhere, who else whould have access to the mail. That just makes me mad!!!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

WHAT A BUMMER about the necklace...grrr!!! I love your ornament!! I wore the socks you gave me yesterday and I LOVED them so so much. THank you ...I have pictures on my blog of them!

My Life and Running said...

Swiped necklace, but free ornament! Isn't it so awesome how the world can balance out? :)

kizzy said...

I love your Christmas decor. so cute..
--I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - mountain hardwear

Nobel4Lit said...

I saw a bunch of traffic coming to my blog here... I'm going to send out the next thing after this holiday rush. =)

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