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Jan 6, 2011

This and that and 5 miles too!

Yesterday I found out that I was the winner of a $150 Visa Gift Card contest that Amanda did over at  Run to the Finish.  How freakin' awesome is that?  She has a great blog!  I don't always do all the blog giveaways but this was certainly a great one.  I already have the money spent(oops) on running stuff.  I'll post the items here as I get them.  Perhaps I should wait until I have the Visa card in my hands?  Nah!

Three mile run on the agenda for today and guess what?  I did five instead - I try to be Mr. consistency and usually follow my training plan pretty well.   The reason I changed it is that I only want to run 3.1 on Saturday for Adam's Virtual Race at I am Boring.  Since I had five scheduled for Saturday, I just did them today and moved my three miles to saturday(and added 0.1) If you have not looked into it, you still have time to sign up for it.  He's even giving out prizes!  He got a great blog and he cracks me up!  Today it was cold out again - oh yeah, it's winter out?

On another note, today is the first day at my new job.  Unfortunately, it was time to leave my old employer of 5.5 years.  I am happy, though, to have a job in my industry with a great company and especially in Michigan since things are still pretty tough around here.  Hoping the economy will start to get better soon.  I do see signs of improvement which is good.  Yesterday was my last day at my old job and on the same day, they also laid off another employee that did what I do for a living and it really stinks.  I feel extremely bad for him.  It's one of those happy/sad moments.  I'm happy to be moving on but sad that this had to happen on the same day.

I'll finish with a little running joke I heard:

How do crazy runners go through the forest?

They take the psycho path!  Bada bing!  Sorry, very elementary school, I know.

Have a great day and......Keep Running!

21 comments:

  1. Hi Jeff,
    Wow, congrats on the blog giveaway win!!! Yes, I would say that was a good one:)

    I am also running Adam's virtual race this weekend. Good luck with the new job! Sometimes change is good and needed....it is an exciting time:)

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  2. what an awesome giveaway to win! oh man, i can think of a million things that i would do with that. or at least two (running stuff can be super expensive!)

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  3. Have fun with that Visa card! I like elementary humour, I live with it daily! I just started a new job too, trying to get used to my new schedule.

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  4. that is awesome!! I'm jealous of the new running gear. congrats!!

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  5. using that joke. awesome.

    hope the new job goes well.

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  6. Hope the new job doesn't involve stand-up comedy.

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  7. Congrats on the win! Hope the new job goes well!

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  8. Congratulations on the new job and the great prize money. I can't wait to see your new running gear!

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  9. Haha great joke! I love it! Good luck at your new job!

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  10. Congrats! Yay for new running gear.

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  11. very 'punny'.

    i'll offer you $50 cash for the $150 gift card.

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  12. Congrats on the new job.

    And I have to say that this morning's tempo run I started out at the pulled back pace instead of going out to hard b/c of your post yesterday and had a great tempo run. That post worked.

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  13. I also meant to say that the header pic guy in the background made me think of Ireland for some reason. Then throw in Corktown which just sounds like an Irish city and I thought....awesome he want to Ireland for a run.

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  14. I love elementary school jokes...the BEST!! They always make me laugh. I still laugh when people fart too....like my daughter just now...I'm laughing at your joke and her toot. How is that for elementary? It is the little things that crack me up these days. Um, lucky you!! $150? SWEEEET! Sorry I've been bad about reading your blog lately...still love it though! I'm so behind.

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  15. Lee - unfortunately mine means many more hours but that's life!

    Kovas - HA! I guess I better not quite my day job!

    Danny - let me think about...ah.....NO. :)

    Jason - yeah...he's got that type of beard. Corktown is certainly Irish. The corktown race is done on St. Patty's weekend.

    Amanda - the best jokes are elementary! No problem on the blog, it's hard to keep up. I have a hard time as well and with the new job it will get tougher to do.

    Thanks everyone for the well wishes on the job. My first day was great!

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  16. WOOHOO!! Congrats!! That is awesome. Oh I am glad the first day went well!

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  17. Congrats on the prize $ and the new job! That joke was immature & corny ... I've already retold it twice!

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  18. New jobs can be very stressful. I just started one as well and it is NOT going well. Keep on running to keep your sanity! Good luck.

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  19. Congrats on the contest win. An extra $150 can buy some good running stuff.

    Love the joke!

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  20. Greetings from another Detroit-area runner/blogger! Stay warm out there.

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  21. Congrats on the gift card and the new job!

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