Motiv Customer service, Christie Brinkley and other things that are awesome.

First of all, a big thank you to the most awesome customer service that is Motiv!  They absolutely rock and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

As you may know I was having some issues with my ring and I contacted them and they were on top of it right away.  They are not only sending me a new ring but they offered to call and explain the issues so I would understand what was going on.  No need Motiv, the fact that your customer service is so great and the product has features that I do love, I’m a happy camper and can’t wait to receive the new ring.  Once I do, I’ll be giving it a full review but your customer service team deserves a trip to Hawaii because they’re the best!

Customer service

What is wrong with some of these internet trolls?  Someone actually said Christie Brinkley looked old.  Like, OLD.  Why not think of something else to call her, like attractive or smart or inspiring?  Nope you had to go and say she’s looking old.  Of course then they said but still pretty.  Really?

It’s okay though because Christie had the best comeback ever, she compared herself to wine!

Christie Brinkley

I love her.  And trolls, if all you have in you is a backhanded compliment you may want to search your soul for some real substance.  That is all.

Kudos to the Detroit Free Press who every week highlights a runner from their marathon.

highlight runnerAnd these aren’t elite runners, these are just every day ordinary runners like you and me.  How cool is that?

And before I go I just wanted to pat myself on the back a little bit.  I’m taking a little break from running for a week or two but I’m still walking occasionally and this week, I also did yoga, did some weight training and rode my bike and even when I start running again, this time, I’ll continue all of those things.

Hope y’all have a fabulous weekend!  Got any plans?

Thursday things, Shalane, Desi, Meb, what music do they run to?

I saw an article this week about what elite runners listen to while they’re running.

playlistYou can click on the image to read it.  I knew Desi Linden was a class act but when I found out she starts her run with Chris Stapleton’s Tennessee Whiskey I was even more enamored.  Best. Song. Ever.

Do you have longer forefoot bones in your big and second toe?  Because if you’re a runner, you probably do.

fast feetIf you like reading scientific studies based on running, click on the image above.  Some Japanese Scientist compared the length of the forefoot bones in runners and non-runners and the results are pretty interesting.

Our weather here was a bit cooler this morning.  I took full advantage and went for a 6 mile run.  I would have liked to go further but this week running has been a bit of a struggle for me.  That’s okay, it happens from time to time and I’ll get through it.  If I don’t finish the amount of miles I set out to run, I don’t beat myself up over it.

I know that this generally happens to me right about this time every year.  As soon as the weather starts to get warmer I notice that I slow down and I am thirstier than normal.  It makes perfect sense but it always takes me a few weeks to adjust.  Patience.

I haven’t mentioned this yet but my Motiv ring which is about 5 or 6 months old had lost it’s battery life.  Not completely, but the charge is supposed to last for at least 3-4 days and for the last month I’ve had to charge it daily because it goes down to less than 15% every 22-24 hours.

oh no

It was super annoying so I contacted the support staff at Motiv and they agreed it was an issue so they sent me a postage paid return label and I sent the ring back.  I am still waiting on the replacement.

Except for this issue, I’ve been really happy with the ring and all the updates that they’ve made to the app, I just hope this replacement holds it’s charge the way it’s supposed to.  I’ll give you an update once I’ve received it and had a chance to use it for a while.

Read any good running articles lately?  Please share! 

Which elite runner’s playlist was your favorite?