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Memphis Soul 5K BBQ Run

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Someone once asked me how I choose a 5K to run. I replied,"I run some 5ks, because I happen to like the t-shirt or the charity". Today, I ran a 5K for fun. Didn't even know I was going to even run it until Thursday when I received an email saying there were less than 100 bibs left. So, I decided to do it.

It wasn't my best run or my worst. It wasn't hot hot, but it was a tad warmer than I would have liked. Also, I ran 7 miles yesterday and should have taken today off as a rest day. But no, I had to run 5K. Why ? For charitable purposes, a cool t-shirt and FUN finishers medal !!

You can't beat a finisher's medal that has a cute pig on it. Yeah, I will run 5k for a medal with a pig on it. LOL !!! Elvis even ran the race. two of them !

Now, some of you have asked me how my new job has been going. And it's been going great. I can't be more thrilled. It's been a fantastic experience so far. However, some of you have noticed that I've posted some tweets that work has been a little stressful and wondered what's up with that. Work has been stressful, but not because of the work. Work has been stressful because I've suspected (no, knew) a colleague was stealing from the company.

I can't go into specific details because there is now an on going investigation. Long story short, another co-worker and I have been convinced that a new employee had been stealing expensive equipment for several weeks. This past week, we didn't catch him in the act. But we found the smoking gun i.e. proof of his thefts. So, the investigation is in full swing and I know this much... the next time I see this person, I want it to be in a courtroom with me giving my testimony that puts him away for grand theft larceny. I'd ask him why he did it, but honestly I don't expect the truth. That's the one thing we noticed about this guy in the first couple of weeks of his arrival, he's a pathological liar.

So, that's why I've been a tad stressed out these past few weeks. This quote from Theodore Roosevelt sums up how I've been feeling about the situation,"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JADOMB 9/15/2013 2:18PM

    Great to hear things are going well. Sorry about having a pathological liar nearby, I hate them. That's why I can't even trust our Govt. anymore. Anyway, hope this thing gets taken care of you are rid of this blight on society.

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KAYOTIC 8/29/2013 10:13AM

    Love your reasons for running the 5K! Was there also BBQ involved?

And hope the work problem gets sorted out soon! That does sound stressful....I hope that guy is no longer in a position to steal from the company!

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SNOWYOGA 8/26/2013 7:29PM

    emoticon emoticon and good luck

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MERRY_XMAS 8/26/2013 4:22PM

    Congratz for the race and for taking action with this employee. You did the right thing!


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MELOSPARKLE 8/26/2013 10:06AM

    I would definitely run a race for a cute medal! Congrats!

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ICEDEMETER 8/26/2013 9:52AM

    Sounds like you run for the sheer joy of it --- that cute medal is just a great perk!

It's so hard when you get situations like that at work, but good to hear that there's an end in sight. The right thing to do is often the hardest thing to do, but always well worth it when you can look yourself in the eye in the morning and continue to be proud of yourself.

Hope you can get back to just enjoying the new job soon!

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THINRONNA 8/26/2013 4:17AM

    Nice job on the run! There are not very many of those here. I miss them. Love the medal!

Crazy about your work situation. I am sorry you had to go through so much stress. I am really glad that guy got caught!

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KRISZTA11 8/26/2013 2:43AM

    Congrats to the 5K, the medal is really very cute : )
I'm glad your new job is good!
So sorry about the difficult situation with that colleague, I hope the investigation will put a satisfactory end to it, and you don't have to suffer this pressure any longer.
Confrontation at work is so stressful...

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CALENSARIEL 8/25/2013 9:46PM

    I think you should just make collecting pig medals (or whatever) a hobby and see how many you can get! It is cute!

That's pretty heavy about work. So are you thinking you WILL be called on to testify in court if it gets that far? How long has this guy worked there?

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CIRANDELLA 8/25/2013 6:47PM

    The run sounded absolutely delightful, Karen - and that medal is an amazing, one-of-a-kind memento! What a kick, too, knowing that Elvis ran the race :) Sorry to hear about the very stressful, pressure-cooker situation at work with this pathological liar. I hope the investigation is fruitful and that he will be made to pay for his crime(s)... Take good care, in the meantime, and stay well! - Susan

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PATRICIAAK 8/25/2013 4:45PM

    Great on the run.
Hope the job 'situation' resolves.

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