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?

Is it unusual to see a disembodied head more than once?

So, yeah I know, I’ve been awol.  We went down to Nokomis on Wednesday for some family time and didn’t get back til late yesterday morning.

While we were down there I got sick of looking at the landscaping which we haven’t done anything with since buying the house.  So, I did something.

Dona Dr. landscaping

It’s a start.  I have a lot more to do but it’s been hard to find the time.  The only reason I had extra time over the weekend was because I’m a little bit injured.

It’s Boomer’s fault.

Okay not entirely because I was feeling tightness in my left hip after coming back from Ohio.  I’m pretty sure I stretched a bit too far when I was climbing some rocks in Hocking HIlls.  Anyway, it seemed to be just a little tight until I was getting out of the shower and didn’t realize Boomer was laying right beside the tub.  I had to hyper-extend my leg over him and when my foot hit the rug it slid across the floor.

On Saturday I woke up thinking it was better and went out for a run.  It felt great at first.

I feel great!

But that only lasted for about a hot minute.

hip pain

Yeah, it was just a nagging little irritation at first but by mile 6 it was intense.  Yes, I know only an idiot runs 6 miles with hip pain.

I'm stupid

The problem is I just kept thinking that if I ran slower with a shorter gait it wouldn’t be all that bad but it just made it worse and I of all people should have known that because I’ve been running for years.  Apparently I’ve been running stupid for years.  I didn’t listen to the voice of reason and instead buried it way down and kept going.

I only stopped when I saw a head on the running path.

what

Oh, did I forget to mention that?

I was running along the Legacy Trail but unfortunately at one particular intersection it’s been closed for a while.  It seems they are building a bridge over the main road, which is nice but I wish they would finish the damn thing because it’s been under construction for months.

Anyway, I had to veer off the trail and weeks ago I chose another path which takes me down a few local roads.  I decided to take a different road on Saturday and I chose a road that I’m familiar with but wouldn’t necessarily walk down at night and that’s when I saw it.  It was lying right there on the sidewalk.

a head

Just a head.

And then I realized this is the second time I’ve seen a head while out running.  I mean a disembodied doll head, by the way.  After I took a picture of it, I walked the rest of the way home and didn’t run again for the rest of the weekend or Monday.

I ran and walked this morning but the pain is still there so I guess it’s time to go to weights and biking for a week or two. At least it’s almost summer.

When is the last time you were injured?

Did you take a lot of time off?  What did you do instead of running?

 

WTF Wednesday, be careful popping tags

This morning I went out for my run bright and early.  I was pretty pleased with myself and decided to go a bit further than the five miles I had planned.  Somewhere around the five and a half mark I suddenly felt something slam into the back of my knee.

I was certain I had been hit by a car.

oh my god

I felt myself falling forward and my first thought was wondering how bad my injuries were.  I couldn’t really feel anything at first and then I felt liquid on my face.  It was wet and warm.  For a second I thought it was blood and I was sure I was badly injured.  I could only imagine the hole that was probably in my head.

After a quick second I realized what had happened.

dog licks

My neighbors dogs had gotten out and when they do that if they see me running they will usually try to run with me.  There are four of them, two bloodhounds and two golden retrievers.  One of the golden retrievers had knocked me down and the bloodhounds were licking my face.

At least I didn’t get hit by a car but it did take a 30 minute shower to get all the dirt and spit off of me.

When I was in Ohio I was watching the news one early morning and I saw a story about tornado’s that occurred in North Carolina and then they interview a young boy who saw a roof fly off a home.  The interview was hilarious and as luck would have it, I found it online.

MacGyver likes to shop in pawn shops.  He does so quite frequently.  This morning he got a call from an employee at a pawn shop a few hundred miles away.  She was calling to inform him that items he had pawned were about to be sent to the floor to be sold.  The only problem is, MacGyver has never pawned anything in his life.

So, the employee put him on hold and then came back to the phone and said ‘don’t worry about it, apparently an employee of ours used your info for a customer who had the same first name as you but no identification.’    Then MacGyver said, ‘but I am worried because that’s identity theft.’

The employee got rude and told him he wasn’t listening.  Basically the pawn shop is a chain and MacGyver bought something from them and they stored his info in their database.  Someone came into their store to pawn something but did not have any identification so the employee of the pawn store went into the computer and used MacGyver’s info.

Sounds like identity theft to me. When MacGyver said as much the lady who called him got pissed and hung up on him.

seriously

I can’t believe how casually the store and the employee handled this situation and based on that I’m pretty sure there gonna be all kinds of upset when a detective shows up to investigate.  Idiots!

WTF, it’s Wednesday.