Motherboard Failure, a Fall and my First Bib!
Thursday, September 05, 2013
I will be on SP (and internet entirely) very sporadically for most of the month of September. Sunday, the motherboard on my laptop died. Fortunately, I bought the Geek Squad coverage a few years ago. That will save me a minimum of $150 I don't have right now, but, in the meantime, I am out of touch.
Tuesday night was the Corporate Challenge walk in San Francisco - my first ever bib event. I was determined not to fall, to complete the course and not be the last member of my corporate team to cross the finish line. I failed on all three counts. I fell shortly into the race (I was not racing, but there were some serious runners and walkers who were). The returning runners crossed into my lane in order to run around some other runners. How rude! How unsafe! How selfish! I caught my foot on some uneven asphalt and did a four point landing. (hands and knees). My glasses flew off and I left some DNA on the street. I kept walking, but I was so slow that the volunteers and the police were leaving before I was. I did not have the route map with me. Even the volunteers were unsure of the route, so I got some bad directions. I ended up walking only part of the route, missing the walk around AT&T Park where my San Francisco Giants play, and I crossed the finish line ahead of two coworkers, but I cannot claim that as a victory because they finished and I did not. I am still inordinately proud of my first bibbed event! I cannot wait to do it next year!
I will have lost some weight by then. Yes, I will! I will be in better shape! Even if I fall, I will complete the course!
Thanks for all of your support. I'll be Sparking when I can.
Another reason to give thanks today - the promise of some OT for next week means groceries and laundry money! I am seriously broke right now and will be for the duration. I am having to jump off the Paleo eating plan and am just getting by. It won't be forever, though...