An Unexpected Award
The notice came out of the blue.
I was waiting at a stoplight, on delivery, when my Apple Watch began to vibrate in a rather erratic and distinctly different pattern. Curious, I glanced at the face.
It read, “Congratulations! You’ve earned an award!”
It wasn’t until the next stoplight that I was able to follow up. I didn’t know I was entered into a competition or had set any kind of goals. The only thing I ever purposefully did to my smart watch, other than pairing it to my phone, was choose scenes from Toy Story as my screen savers.
At my next stop, I scrolled a little further and the message continued.
“August Challenge - You earned this award by going 125.5 mi in August 2021.”
I have friends who took on Hood to Coast (Hood & Portland To Coast Relays (Official Page). They trained hard for months in preparation and braved the out of doors running day and night. I tracked them in awe as they made their way in relay teams of twelve, 130 miles walking - 199 miles running, from mountains to sea in two days. (I would have to dig a bit to find out why they make the runners go farther. Maybe because the walkers would take too long to finish?)
Anyhoo… if my watch is right… August was a busy month. My miles were logged running my BEHIND off in this 4,000sq ft space called a restaurant, shopping trips to US Foods CHEF’STORE and delivering Geppetto’s delicious food to our customers. It wasn’t Hood to Coast but it was pretty darn close!
I have decided to claim my prize, to celebrate this moment and announce it to all the world! I think a hand dipped corn dog (with mustard only) and Dairy Women’s Ice Cream at the Oregon State Fair are in order!