1. I got my truck back. It was the fuel pump and wouldn’t ya know it? My truck has probably one of the most expensive fuel pumps around. over $600!! That, along with a new fuel filter and gas tank strap, plus labor = $1239!!! I really had no grounds to shop around. It cost me $80 to have it towed there. After ponying up the money I know have my truck back. Only missed one day of work and I’m making it up tomorrow which was supposed to be my day off.
2. With the truck fiasco, I flat out forgot to do my makeup run yesterday, so until this evening, I hadn’t run since Sunday. I was starting to feel like a fat tub of goo. So I made it a point to leave work in time to make it to the running group tonight. I ended up running alone as my normal peeps were gone and nobody else wanted to run what I did. It was HOT and HUMID. But overall a good run. I ran 2/1 intervals but sped it up slightly from what we normally run to push myself. I ended up doing 4.1 miles as I added a little loop in the middle.
3. I was tagged by Olivia over at Blissful Runner for the Versatile Blogger award. The rules are to post 7 random things about me, then tag 7 other people. I think most of the people I follow have already taken it, so I’ll leave it up to my faithful followers (if I have any) to do it if you haven’t already. Here goes:
1). In high school and the first two years of college I worked at Taco Bell. Everyone asked me if I got sick of eating it but the answer was no. I basically ate it for at least one meal a day. Even on my day’s off I often stopped by. You can’t be $0.59 for half price! I still eat it occasionally but boy do I miss being able to mix my own stuff. Yum!
2). For nearly three years, I kept poison dart frogs. I had three tanks and even were starting to have babies. Somehow the tanks became infected with a frog fungus and over the course of about 9 months, they all died. I filled one tank up with water and now have a cool looking aquarium with an interesting planted background. Someday, I’ll get back into them.
3). I’ve attended six different colleges and have four degrees. I spent freshman year at one, sophomore year at another and received an A.S. in Business. Started working full time and took classes between two other schools on a part time basis for the next three years. I found my career interest, quick work and attended another one where I finished my B.S. and M.S. then I moved to Maryland and started an M.S. ed which I completed in 2007.
4). Along with number 3. I’ve been itching to go back to school. I would love to get a PhD, but really need to be a fulltime student again and I can’t afford it with the family. Maybe once Jen hits the lottery I’ll go for it!
5). I had a best friend that died in our early twenties. We had the same last name and everyone thought we were cousins we were so close. It was a hard thing to deal with and I've come to terms with it. As a way to honor him. We decided to use his name as Connor’s middle name (Griffin).
6). Today, I spent several hours discussing the possibility of a certain mosquito-borne disease causing widespread economic injury, livestock deaths, and possibly human deaths; should the organism reach the US. Then, I spent a few hours working on a presentation on bed bugs, and ended the day researching some accidental pesticide deaths. I love my job!
7). In less than two weeks I will be in Disney World with my family, my parents and sister for a week. I’m bringing my shoes and plan to bond with my sister while pounding some pavement.