I haven’t posted in some time, and just realized that it’s been a couple of months(!) since I wrote on my blog. I think the writing schedule I set was a little too ambitious to keep up with, especially with the other things going on in my life, so I will need to rethink that but for now, I will just write a couple-three times a week.
In other news, I am one test away from being a certified bookkeeper, so I have that going for me, and as of this Saturday, I will have met my goal of doing a 5K each month this year. Yay for goals and meeting them! Running goals for 2014 will be announced at a later time, because I still don’t know what they are, ha!
It’s happening in Pennsylvania, Washington, and Texas. It’s probably happening on your street right now.
Let me start off by saying that I know most of teh ladies that follow me could give two shits about football and/or actively hate it. So scroll on by, ladies of that ilk. This is not a post to waste your time on.
I love, love, love football, particularly college football. This comes from being…
On Saturday, September 28, I made the drive to Watson to run in the Live Oak 5K. This is a fairly new race, I think this was it’s third year, but it was well organized. I waited until race morning to pick up my packet, which was just a t-shirt and bib number, but it went very quickly.
My goal for this race was to set a new PR for a 5K; my previous PR was 36:06 in the Brother Eldon 5K in March this year. Anything faster than that was what I was shooting for. This was a mixed bag, which I’ll get to in a minute.
The route was a nice out and back one, we started on the high school grounds then went onto a street right next to the school, which passes in front of the Watson Library, and there was a band there to play us on! That was a nice touch. After that, we went to the end of the street and crossed over Hwy 16 into a subdivision, I think it was Easterly Lakes, and ran down the main road for a bit, then took the first side street and went around a cul de sac at the halfway point. When we returned to the school, we passed the starting point then ran onto the track around the football field for the finish. Each finisher was given a slip to write their time and other info on. I crossed at 36:12 (so close!) but my Runkeeper app said 35:53. There was a problem with the initial sync, and it did say 36:09, but when I resent the activity, it came back at 35:53, so for this race, I’m going with the 36:12 time.
Afterwards, there was pastalaya, water, Smoothie King had a tent out with small cups of smoothies, and I think I saw someone serving out gelato. I didn’t get any but what a great idea for post race food.
All in all, this was a nicely done race and I would definitely consider doing this one again. My only complaint is the distance, it was about a 30 mile drive from home, but since it was early on a Saturday, traffic was minimal. Give this one a go if you’re looking for a smallish September race to do.
They are saying he’s the reason their kids are messed up. Here’s his response.
I am a Scott Berkun fan, and I’m also a fan of companies who allow their employees to work from home, so I was very excited to read this book. It certainly did not disappoint. Scott discusses his time at Wordpress as a team lead, which was a new concept for the company at that time; before that, there was no hierarchy of employees.
It’s very interesting to me to see how the employees interact with each other and get work done, while rarely being in the same place. Any manager can get some insight from this book, not just about how employees at your company can work from home; there are good management tips throughout.