Thursday, February 04, 2010


Yeah, you got me. In yesterday’s post, I’m in the front row, all the way to the left.

I got a nice surprise in the mail the other day, a $15 gift certificate to the second best running store around for placing 3rd in age-group at the Winter Carnival Half. I continue to “rake it in” as a Master.

This morning I was half hoping it’d be “too cold” to go skiing again. When my alarm went off, I made the following deal; if it was in the single digits, I’d bag my morning ski and just run on the treadmill in the evening. Well, it was 20 degrees, so I got dressed and headed out.

I’m glad I did too, because I rewarded with probably the best combination of trails and temps all year. During my 75 minute ski I had two thoughts – well, two thought worth sharing. First, if I didn’t have to go to work, I could’ve skied all morning. Second, the 20s (20-29 degrees) may be the perfect temperature range – at least for skiing. Anything less and it’s getting on the cold side. Anything more and it’s getting too hot. In any case, summer is now official my least favorite season – winter, fall and spring all top it.

In addition to 2 thoughts, I have 2 questions. First, do any other bloggers use Google Analytics to track their web traffic? If so, why did it stop working at the start of 2010? Second, Pace Groups = Fair or Cheating?

Finally, here are some things that shouldn’t be allowed at work; 1) bumping into someone in the hallway, or worse, the bathroom, and saying “Did you get that email I sent you?” 2) Mirowaving your lunch for anything longer than 3 minutes – enough with these frozen meals that take 10 minutes to heat up. 3) People printing out stories from the Internet to read in the bathroom stall and then leaving them on the floor.

Quote of the day;

“Become proficient at listening to your body and you will eventually hear from your totality – the complex, unique person you are.” – Dr. George Sheehan


crossn81 said...

My analytics are working. When did you change your theme? You may need to add the code again.

Beth said...

I quit my job when I had my son 15 years ago, and peeves #1 and #3 didn't exist back then. Boy, I'm I getting old! #2 was still an issue, though and I agree with you. That's great that you had a good ski. I've been running a lot and haven't gotten to ski at all. I'm still going to do the 10K this weekend, but I hope I can make it!

Chad said...

Nick, I think you're right - that's exactly when I updated my templates. Thanks!

Beth, I was wondering if you were still planning on the 10K or not. I believe they changed the start, so you won't have a bottleneck at the bridge. Good luck.