Hi, my name is nyflygirl and I am a wuss. I had my alarm all set this morning to go out and do the last 4 miles of the LTR…heard the heavy pounding rain and thought, ugh, I just couldn’t do it. I’m pretty sure I made the right decision for me, but I just feel bad letting the team down (even though I think they had enough people…) Rainy days just make me feel so lazy and unmotivated as well. And the forecast is calling for rain all week. yay.
On the topic of running, I think I really made it official the other day that the NYC marathon is out for me this year…haven’t canceled my entry, but signed up to volunteer at the PowerGel station at mile 18 that the Flyers will be manning/womanning. I know there are some that thought I should just “get out there” and “just run it,” but realistically…I knew I would be asking for trouble ramping up mileage after being out for a month. I know all time goals would have gone out the window-when healthy, my goal was sub-4…which I thought was actually pretty realistic. Running a slower time would be one thing, death-marching would be another, and the latter is not how I’d want to remember my first marathon. I haven’t canceled my entry, as I have 9 races to give me entry for ’06. Plus I’m just curious to see what bib number I would have gotten.
In other news…in keeping with the latest heightened security alert for the subways…I got a call from my boss yesterday morning saying I could work from home if I needed to, that she was concerned about any of us commuting…I did unfortunately have stuff I needed to go into the office for. In the past 4 years, I never thought twice about taking the subways, but I dunno, yesterday I was more than a little nervous so I settled for a longer-than-usual bus commute. I do agree with Bloomberg’s decision to make this info public…as these days, ignorance is not always bliss.
And on the workfront…issues between us and one of our vendors. In keeping with the whole “market research is an extremely small world”-a distant cousin of mine works at one of the mailing houses that we use. We’ve actually given him a second chance-as he screwed up royally on one of my jobs last year. Anyway, things are getting very messy as we’re catching him in quite a few lies. He’s saying our jobs mailed on one day when the postmarks from undeliverables are 1-2 weeks later…and other things, but that’s really the big one, as it’s screwing our clients over as well. One would think that someone would make sure to do a good job on something if he knew it was for family, right? Who knows, all I can say is that I am disappointed. I never claim to be perfect, but…this is ridiculous, methinks.
Oh, and my newest discovery is that the iTunes music store is very cool. (yeah I know…how behind am I in that department?) Only thing really stopping me from downloading from there more is that it’s a pain to convert downloaded music from there to mp3…anyone else know of any programs that do that…short of just burning to CD and ripping mp3s from there?
On the baseball front, you can stick a fork in the Red Sox (sorry Boston fans), and unless my pinstripers turn it around, they may suffer the same fate 😦 Big Unit…why did you not show up for the game last nite??
Final note- good luck to anyone running marathons this weekend!! Chicago, Hartford, Steamtown or whatever else…
now playing: “karma (karmastition remix)” ~ alicia keys