Saturday, January 08, 2011
Can't Find My Mind
For everything I know, there's always something new to learn. Such is life, right? Just about everything I knew has changed. I haven't been out of the loop all that long, but time and technology marches on, and a lot of the changes were made over the past three years. Then there's the thing about having to remember everything I did know that still applies now. My brain is on overload, and I haven't even begun to study for the certification tests.
Today was the first day of the track club's Rockin' 'n' Runnin' program. I'm perfectly fine being in the "C" group, which is the 9:30 m/m people and SLOWER. Each year our groups (A, B and C) are named after Rock groups. Last year "C" group was the Kinks. (I think) The year before that we were Air Supply (which most of us were insulted by). This year "A" group is Tears For Fears, "B" group is Kiss and "C" group is The Cramps. Perfect. Love it. I'm proud to be a "C" grouper. Turns out one of The Cramps songs is on my running play list, "Bikini Girls With Machine Guns."
The run wasn't anything to write home about. Really. I probably should have run with the B group (7:30m/m to 9m/m) only because they ran longer, about 6 to 8 miles. Our group ran only 2.5 miles around the track, and that included the warm up run. It took that brief run to start feeling like I had my groove, and it wasn't difficult. The shins were a little twingey, but not bad. There's always tomorrow. I have a half marathon in a couple of weeks. This one month taper was a bit too long...
Oh, yeah, the Garmin wasn't working. Yes, it showed the time, but when I decided to hit the start button it went blank. It turns out that it was hooked up to the charger, but not plugged in. Go me. Coach Paul shouted out times as we ran by, so I probably ran about a 9:45 m/m average, just cruising and chatting with a few of my fellow track club members.
In other news, my Keurig started doing things I didn't want it to do, such as making my cup runneth over, or not filling it at all. After chatting with a lady in customer service*, they're sending me a new unit. No charge. Sort of. I have to send them the k-cup holder from inside the unit and an authorization number to receive full credit. No biggie. Postage is cheap.
I guess this is one of those instances where it was good to REGISTER my appliance. Most people don't take the time to register their small appliances. Oh, and Keurig's customer service person was easy to work with. This was just an FYI, in case you run into this same issue, provided you own one of these or know someone who does.
Song from Saturday, January 1, 2011:
Good Riddance -Green Day - Katiefeldmom
*...AND taking it apart per her instructions ala McGuyver, poking around a few "ports" with a paper clip, then turning it back on, only to find that it didn't heat the water and still overfilled my cup.