AM- 8 miles on GE trails. 7 deer, 2 people, no turkeys. They mowed the path this week so it's nice to no longer have to run through knee-high weeds at parts. I felt great this morning- bit of a slow warmup but soon was running 8 min pace and even 7:45 pace. Finished in a good mood.
Things have been a bit rough at work. GE unexpectedly fired our CEO this week after only a year in the job, and the GE Power business (mine) continues to drastically underperform. They also announced a $23 Billion write off from GE Power (that's Billion, not million). Really no good news coming from anywhere. We've had 1 pay increase of any sort in 4 years, I'm sure we won't have any in 2019, and our benefits keep costing more- I recently calculated that health care premiums have gone up 775% in 7 years. Ouch. Super ouch. I enjoy my job and love playing frisbee at work, but the high-level business stuff is a real drag.
On a humerous note, the manager of the GE gym showed me an old comment card I submitted years ago. I wrote, "The treadmills unexpectedly stop at 99 minutes. This can be dangerous when running 10 miles per hour." On the back, I penned my own expected response from the health club: "Get off your lazy butt and go run outside. Also, stop running so much."
It was good for a laugh this morning. And, I do every run outside now and also don't run near as much.