Monday, October 14, 2013

19 - Buy Running Shoes

If you haven't already, read my 101 in 1001 post. 

I went to a runners shop and had a gait analysis done on my feet. Mel, who says he's been running for 40 years and selling running shoes for 30 years, examined my feet, measured them, and gave me a pair of Brooks to try on. He explained to me the engineering of the shoe, describing the quality of its design with much detail.p, and had me do a test run outside the store. Apparently, the arches of my feet roll inward when I run, which explains my unexplained fear of twists and sprains when I run. Anyway, I purchased a pair of running shoes which feel amazing on my feet. I'm excite about putting a lot of miles on em too.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

40 - Get a raise

If you haven't already, read my 101 in 1001 post. 

Yep, and I wasn't even expecting it. It's not much but it's more than what I had. And little becomes much when it's placed in the right hands.

In addition to this raise, I've also come to realize that I'm a better worker than I gave myself credit for. There was a meeting a couple weeks ago, and during the meeting, I glanced around the room and realized I was sitting at the table with some really amazing people (as far as work is concerned). Since then, I've had two individual meetings with management and learned that they think more highly of me than I realized. So now I have challenged myself to take all this awesomeness and move it to the next level.