Sunday, February 3, 2013

Can't move legs will hate me

Had to do a run that was longer than I've gone in a while.  The footing was okay in some places and terrible in others making it a long, hard run.

One of the things I hate doing is running on the road. Absolutely hate it. Even on roads with little traffic I am Not A Fan. So naturally, my group run route has me going down one of the busiest streets in the city, part of it with no sidewalk, and where there was sidewalk, completely unplowed. I spent about 45 minutes of my run thinking I was going be hit by a car and die. Not exactly a pleasant experience. The other major roads we were on were not as busy - I'm not sure if that had to do with the time of day we were on them though. But at least those were ok. Some of the side streets had some not great footing, which when you are 26km into a 30km run isn't ideal, but I kind of prefer it to the near death experience of good footing, but cars zooming past you.

Around the Bay, you better be worth it.

I forgot to mention this in my previous entry, but I recently (as the 3 months or so) ordered (more) headbands from Sparkly Soul. Because apparently, I didn't have enough. They have some of the best customer service I've had in a while. I emailed them about it, and they got back to me quite quickly to say they were looking into it, and later that they were sending out a brand new parcel with my headbands, and an extra one for having to wait so long. I was so happy! I was hoping (and figuring) they would send out a new package with the headbands, but I was pleasantly surprised that they would include an extra one, and that they would send it using the faster shipping option. It pretty much made my day. It's the little things - like prompt and friendly emails and fast resolution that make me happy, and anything else is icing on the cake. So thank you, Sparkly Soul for making my day!