Running and Waiting

Sorry, no photo this post.  I really have to get used to the weather and darkness again and start carrying my camera with me always so that when there IS good light, I have photos to share.

So what DO I have to tell you?  Some good things, like running the 8km race last Sunday (during the Amsterdam Marathon) in record time!  I ran a cool 10km/hour to come in at 48 minutes.  I’ve never run so fast in my life.  And this is the farthest I had run since the knee operation.  I was really beat after the race and I was sore for a couple of days afterwards, but I did run 5km last Wednesday and again 8km today, so I’m well and truly back!  Today’s run was tough though.  I was tired and the wind was really blowing.  I ran in the dunes and most of that is open and not sheltered from the wind.  It feels so good to just be able to make progress.

The not so good thing that happened in the last week is that my lovely iPad quit working.  OK, it still worked, but it would no longer sync and would hardly charge.  I took it Thursday night after work to the iCentre across from the Central Station in Amsterdam.  They have a repair center there.  The guy did all the tests I had already done at home.  It didn’t work for him either so he is sending it back to Apple and I should have a bright shiny new one tomorrow morning.  Unfortunately, since it wouldn’t sync, I couldn’t back up my data that I had in the app “Things”.  I had 2 months worth of work meeting notes in there!  All gone.  Bummer.  The “waiting” in the title of this post refers to me waiting for my replacement iPad.  It’s amazing how addicted you can get to a new tech gadget in so short a time.  I miss the little guy.  He’s so handy.  I’ll be glad to have a new one Monday.

My advice to anyone who has a new apple product that isn’t working well – TAKE IT BACK!  That’s what warranties are for.  I read so many posts on forums by people who were trying everything to get their iPad to work and just wouldn’t give up trying things.  Good grief.  Just take it back and get over it.

I have something else exciting to write about but that will be in the next post.  It’s a yarn topic so I’ll keep that separate. 🙂

I promise to have photos next time.

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