"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Life is happening

Life is really busy at the moment and I must apologize for not commenting on your blogs as often as I usually do. A few things are happening:

I moved to a different customer on 15 Feb and although I still work for the same place it is pretty much the same as changing jobs. I’ve been really busy from day 1 and I’m still trying to find out who’s who and what’s what for what.

A few days before I changed customers, an idiot reading while driving to work drove into the back of my car. Damage is about R7500 and luckily insurance is all fine. The problem is that I’ve been without a car since I started the new project. Not happy at all! I’m relying on someone to drop me off at work and also pick me up at night but this means longer than usual days with less blogging and other life hours available.

Running is one area where everything is going 100% as planned. I haven’t missed any runs and this is one reason why I love running early in the morning. Get the run in before life messes up the day. That’s why I start my runs between 4:00 and 4:30 AM.

The International Running Flag of Friendship is a definite go! I just need some time to get it started and will post as soon as I have things in place.

I’m running the Vaal Marathon on Sunday and will post a report early next week. In the mean time…let’s embrace and enjoy life!

Happy running!

29 comments:

Kate said...

That stinks about your car. Glad insurance is taking care of it, and I hope the hassle is over soon. I think we all go through seasons where we're able to spend less time on blogging/reading other blogs. Darn life getting in the way. :)

Good luck on your marathon...can't wait to hear about it!

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

Sorry about your car accident, but glad everything is okay!

Christi said...

That sucks about your car! I hope you get it back soon. Good luck with the new customer. I am sure you will have it all down in no time.

Good luck at your marathon!

Kovas said...

Not sure what it is, but seems like everyone is super busy right now. Good to hear all's well.

Ewa said...

Seems I am not the only morning bird out there.
Glad the accident was only truck damage. I can't believe things people do while driving.
Wish you that all calms down in your life and soon.
Take care.

Heather said...

That's too bad about your car, hope it all gets worked out soon for you. Glad to hear your running hasn't been affected but the business. I'm going to take your advice and embrace and enjoy life!!

Marlene said...

I hope things settle down for you soon! Glad to see you keeping up with the runs. Somehow, that makes everything else easier to handle! Good luck on your next marathon this weekend!

Jennifer said...

Bummer about the accident, at least you were fine, if not the car. Glad to hear all the running stuff is going well, that too is my favorite part of the day, when I am running! Cheers! Good luck with your first weeks at the new customer.

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
Life sure knows how to mess us up for a bit...but it sounds like your running is still going excellent! Sorry to hear about the car issues. Something similar happened to me a few years ago. I feel for you and know how much it sucks not having a car.

Good luck on Sunday! I can't wait for the report:)

misszippy said...

Ugh. Sorry about the car! But glad that running is all good b/c that helps when other things get out of whack. Good luck on Sunday.

Indi said...

Life happens :) Glad insurance got car taken care of. but having gone through car issues myself last week..the lack of one was a pretty big issue!
sounds like runs are doing well!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

The respect is mutual, my friend. Good luck this weekend!

Molly said...

sorry about the mishaps, but that's great your still getting your time to run. Good luck on Sunday!!

Jill said...

Yuck, sorry about the car, that is the pits! Hopefully they'll get it patched up soon for you!! Of course, you could be running to and from work, getting prepped for that 100! :)

Char said...

That really sucks about your car. It's always so inconvenient waiting to have it fixed up.

ajh said...

I sympathize about the car. I got mine back from the idiot who drove into mine! I did pretty well without it. First I was on vacation and then I was sick!

Average A said...

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear about your car! :( That's such a bummer. How relieving is it that you've been able to keep all your runs in line, though? I love how working out can give us a feeling of stability in our lives, and I'm grateful you have that right now.

Good luck this weekend!
A

ultra collie said...

here here!
im with you on the bag the run early idea. its 4am here and by 0445 we'll be out the door before the rest of the world and its demands awakes!

HappyTrails said...

Good luck Sunday Johann - cars can be replaced, at least you are healthy!

Lauren said...

Running in the morning is the way to go! If I missed it in the A.M., I probably wouldn't run. So sorry to hear about your car. My husband has been dropping off & picking me up from work since last June due to my car being totalled in a 4 car pile-up. So glad you weren't hurt and that insurance is all good. Also great that inconveniences like these haven't thrown off your running.

Happy Running to you too!

Amy said...

What a bummer about your car! but it sounds like everything else is going well - enjoy the new job and we'll all still be here when you get time again to catch up!

Kate said...

And I'm blessed to have my running blogger friends! :) So glad you're one of them.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Sucks about the car, I hope you get it back soon

Lesley said...

Sorry about the car! Glad you're safe and running well!

Bethany + Ryan said...

oh no! so sorry to hear about your car! Glad you are ok! Glad the friendship flag is a go! Looking forward to that! Hope you get your car back soon!

Chris K said...

Hmmmmh, maybe you need a new insurance company b/c it should include a rental car. Or, maybe they don't do that in S.A. Maybe you should run to/from work.

The Green Girl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your car but I am relieved to hear you are okay. That is always most important.

I am looking forward to seeing this friendship flag take off - and participating in it, too!

Black Knight said...

Good luck for tomorrow.
Sorry for your car and looking forward the "running flag of friendship".

Kate said...

Good luck tomorrow at the marathon...not that you need it, Mr. Veteran. :)