Before I get to anything important, let’s just talk about something very frustrating, real quick, I promise.
We’re looking to move, like, ASAP. I’ve been scouring Craigslist, because that’s the only place people list anymore, and every time I find something great, I get an email like this back:
“…I’m the owner of the house you are making inquiries about,thanks for looking at my ad for the house, its a really nice place and I’ve lived here for a while,its a 4 room, 3 bathroom, single family house.I decided to move because i got a new job in London, UK, . so my house is available for rent immediately…”
Then it goes into how they will trust I’m a good person, I just have to fill out a questionnaire and send it to them, along with a wire of my deposit and first months rent. Someone will then kindly meet me to give me the keys. Oh, and I can’t tour the house until they have the money.
I’ve so far gotten emails from people in my area who have conveniently been relocated to London, Moscow, Iraq and Malaysia. How nice of these people to just trust me based on my email address and proper use of grammar- my good reputation must follow me.
Along with getting my hopes and dreams dashed, I’m worried because there are people out there who will fall for these scams. I know I shouldn’t need to say it but; please don’t ever wire someone in a foreign country- unless it’s like your brother and he ran out of money hitchhiking. Even then, be skeptical.
Yesterday, I started my training, I ran 5 semi fast miles. I’m not sure how fast they were because I never look at the clock when I walk out the door, and I don’t own a watch (something I’m looking to invest in soon).
It was the perfect weather for running, in the 60′s, cloudy, a slight breeze. Not like this summer stuff we’ve been seeing lately. I can not wait until the fall.
My dad is my pacer, I’ve never run a race without him so I need to learn how my legs feel at a quicker speed, because obviously, he won’t be running the relay with me. The plan for this week is:
- Monday- 5 miles, easy but fastish (check)
- Wednesday- Speed training at the track
- Friday- 5 fast miles
- Saturday- easy long run. I’m thinking 7 or 8. Maybe 9, we’ll see.
Unfortunately for me, the temperatures are going back up to unbearable, so once again; hydration will be key.
Have I ever told you how I’m a Grilled Cheese culinary genius?
You may be wondering how I became so awesome at grilled cheese.
- Being too lazy to go to the store
- Not being allowed to cook anything too complex- in fear of the apartment burning down.
Do any of you have this problem where people at work like to bring in cake and cookies and chips and everything delicious- then leave it sitting right where you can see it? And by right where you can see it, I mean- you can walk to the other side of your work, past lots of other people, and into another room, and if you look for it- you can see it. But it’s basically sitting on your desk because every one else it eating, or mentioning it. Just to make sure you aren’t left out. Yeah. It’s awesome.
Well, here’s my confession, I fell into the cake trap. And as I was shoving cake in my mouth, my coworker walked past and I said “I just entered an entire new level of fat”. I instantly felt awful. My daily plan does leave room for goodies but I could have at least put it on a plate and eaten it with a fork like a human. Not a gorilla.
Oh well, another day, another lesson.
What kind of GPS/Timing Watch/Device do you use?
Cake at work, thoughts?
Have you, or someone you know, fallen for a scam?