Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It's Christmas people; stop complaining!

So yesterday I get the usual email from Active asking me to rate my last race.  I always try to make an effort to leave a comment, if I have something negative to say I try to find something positive to go with it.  I also read all the comments others make to see if I am the only one who thinks the way I do...so anyway I went over the website to leave my comment and read the comments others had left...A LOT OF NEGATIVE BS.  I understand that not everyone will be 100% happy in any given situation or event but people are complaining about things like the weather (really??????) and that Panera Bread ran out of eggs (it was NOT the Panera bread race!).   The thing that people are complaining the most about is the course and I don't get it.  They had a website where we could see the map of the course, it was clear that the runners doing the 10k would run 2 loops of the 5k course.  It was on the map and it was in the text with the info for the race.  They knew it would be a 2-loop race so why are they complaining?  We got an ornament instead of a medal...I thought it was great: it was a Holiday race! This was also in the info on the website..people are complaining about that also..."would have been nice to get a medal!"  I guess they should change the request to "send us your complains" instead of your comments...!  I just don't like people who complain about something they knew they would get.  When I order a coffee at Starbucks I don't complain it is not lemonade when I get my cup!!!.. Yes it was a loop with one u-turn in it, big woop...it was in the info!! They had free massage and lots of food and drinks for the runners, lots of easy parking, 4 water stations on a 10k AND SANTA WAS THERE! COME ON NOW!!

OK I feel better now.

Went to the gym and ran the 4.5 miles that I was supposed to run...felt a little soar but not too bad...took a couple miles to feel OK.

I won a giveaway!!! A Itune gift card! That makes me happy! :)

*** I just saw that Abbi tagged me....will be back with that later...time for motherhood duties now!!!***


abbi said...

That is pretty funny about the complaints. You can never make some people happy!

Stacie said...

Some people are just never happy.

Congrats on the win.

Jen said...

Congrats on the iTune win! yippee!

I agree with Stacie, some people really are never happy - it's annoying. The ornament idea is great! I would love that and I would use that far more than the medal, every year I would be reminded of the race when I put it on the tree. LOVE that.

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

Well I am lucky enough to live in a warmer climate but still, tis the season for cold weather. More timet snuggle up and enjoy it! Some people are just bitter I think. Thanks for your positive outlook!

Crafty Jogger said...

I like the ornament idea too. I wonder if anyone has ever converted all of their medals into ornaments and had a small "running xmas tree"? I know I have an aunt who had a "cocacola tree" every year with coke themed ornaments. (I'm from the south...we love coke...lol)