Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Work Woes

I seem to have been feeling a little discouraged this week. We have had a major restructuring of the company and things have been a little stressful. I seemed to have acquired more responsibility, without additional compensation, yeah me! I know, I should feel lucky to be employed, but I still feel a little slighted. Enough of the pity party, I promise.

I have continued with my lunchtime walking program this week. I have been getting about 2-1/2 miles each day. I ran on the treadmill last night for a mediocre 3 miles and plan on running outside today, in hopes of a better quality run.

I am getting exited for my first race of the season, the Shamrock Shuffle 8k in downtown Chicago this Sunday. I will be one of 32,000 people running in this event. I am also anxious, as this is my first race where I have been placed in a seeded start. I have qualified, based on previous area runs, for corral C, which starts fifteen minutes before corral D and the open class. The weather is supposed to be fairly crappy, so I am trying to plan on what to wear and what to bring to change into afterwards. Please no snow or rain. I have never run with so many people before and I assume that it will be crazy, before, during and after!!! There is post race party with a band and beer tent, but I am sure it will be mobbed. I will try and sneak in immediately after my run since I will have the fifteen minute head start. I am also looking forward to running this race with my wife and a few other friends.


  1. Good luck on the run this weekend. Hope you can sneak a beer or two!

  2. Sorry on all of the work stress - I think it's goig around everywhere right now.

    have fun at the race though - being seeded is super cool!

  3. Sounds like a really fun race. Enjoy the post race beer!!

  4. The crowd...a little crazy, but lots of energy.

  5. Good luck at the race tomorrow! That is A LOT of people! You're going to have a blast :)

  6. Good luck with the race tomorrow - sounds like it will be a fun one!

  7. Please no snow or rain

    Guess someone or something wasn't listening!

    I couldn't decide if was worse standing around or running...but I think the cold, wet, and soaking shoes definitely qualifies as worse! I hope you brought dry socks!