Ever had one of those weeks?
I should name this the “post in which I tell you that I’m not writing a race review for the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon.”
Epic technology failures.
My week has seen enough of them already to make me really feel, again, like I looked before the beginning of the half marathon this past weekend.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is my angry face. It’s my “I’m looking at you and my mouth is askew because I can’t say what I really want to.” I had said face at the beginning of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon because there was no pacer in my corral.
I had a goal. I was told a pacer would be there. No pacer.
I should have known then it would be a bad run. I should have laughed it off.
But for some reason I can’t laugh anything off this week.
I’m four for four on days with technology issues. Not just at work, but at home too.
Servers not working. Equipment not connecting. Images not appearing. All by no fault of my own (seriously, I haven’t brought down a server in some time). All taking away from time I needed for other assignments and projects.
Add on top of that a very glitchy-as-of-late Garmin that I had to do a master reset on this morning, thereby erasing all my data from the past three weeks, and I’m not a happy runner this morning.
Then, my six-year-old 17-inch multimedia special edition laptop died. I want to cry. It’s the computer I built my masters project for University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism on. It’s been my go-to computer for the past four years.
And the hard drive just keeps trying to load. And load. And load. Windows XP keeps saying “not happening.”
This week sucks. I can’t even sugarcoat it. I’m afraid to leave my house and head to the Nike Women’s Marathon Expotique in San Francisco now, but I will be shortly.
Since my primary blogging laptop died and my Garmin has no data, there will be no Rock ‘n’ Roll race recap. I’m actually pretty good with that. Why? I can sum of the experience succinctly: Started good, stomach hurt, threw up, kept going, got sick again, finished nine minutes above last year’s time.
No other technological devices failed in the writing of this blog.
But it’s still early.
Run with me!
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