Just a quick note to the world and then I will return to my Subterranean Dwelling to wait out the taper till Sunday.
1st – Sorry for the lack of comments on any blogs you have
written as of late. Apparently there is some issue with “comments” feature of blogger as to whether you have embedded or pop up comments enabled. Much too technical jargon for me as I always thought computers were just a fad. All I know for sure is this, “blocking a pop-up” meant something completely different when I was a teenager (insert drum ba-da-bump-bump here).
2nd – Went to
last night to get my race kit for Sunday. The first time I have been to an expo (please note Cave Dweller comment above) and everything went wonderful, or so I thought. Got my package and had a cursory look, yeah, bib is there, other stuff rattling around, probably chip and some pins. Then went to the expo where they grabbed Ottawa my, the package and checked the disposable chip by waving it past a scanner. My name popped up (no pop-up blocking there) so I guess I am good to go. Well, got home last night and had a closer look at the package and lo and behold, I have 2 timing chips.
I have sent an email to the organizers asking if this is normal and should I really have 2 of them (chips that is)? The reply back was – “Shawn, 1 chip only”. That’s it, no solution or call us or anything else......just – “Shawn, 1 chip only”. I am now thinking of changing the name of my blog to “Shawn, 1 chip only”.
Just think of the possibilities.....I will go to Subway and get a meal deal. They will ask “What kind of cookie would you like with that?”. And I would answer, “Chocolate for Shawn, 1 chip only”. I could go to
and have a Fish & 1 Chip only meal. I could be a great golfer, just get to the fringe and they’d being saying “Oh, here he comes again, Shawn, 1 chip only”. I mean really, the possibilities are endless. England
So I now have another email sent out asking “What should I do?”. Wear both chips since I don’t know which one is good....or will I get 2 times.....begging the question, who’s “other” chip do I have? If I do wear both, should they be on top of each other or might that make me have 3 chips? Which makes me ask another question...did my package come in close contact with another package and since my chip was so attractive, the other chip decided to jump in with mine? So as of right now, I have no answer to this ongoing saga but it should end up interesting to say the least. I also asked the organizers to answer this question, even thought they can’t, “Why does this always happen to me”? I hope they see the humour in this....but I really am looking for a Chip answer because the pace I have set for myself is only 2-4-6-8-10-12-20 minutes off a BQ (please note earlier posts...this is goal #5). It would be a shame to have a nasty good race time and not have it show up due to some silly chip thing.
3rd – Supposed to be hot on Sunday...28° C and muggy so worrying about a BQ may be a moot point. I start at 7am and they have 17 water stations set up about every 3km or so (1.8 miles) along the route. I know the numbers don’t quite add up...but I am now wondering if I should wear the camelbak knowing there are that many stations.
So I am looking for opinions, hump or no hump?
Lastley - I can only imagine the millions of well wishes that did not get to me because of blogger comment issues....that makes all of yours that did get through that much more special to me. Thank-you and have a great weekend...for some, a great long weekend.