Happy Civic Holiday Long Weekend, everyone!
I hope you have grand and glorious plans in mind!
A week ago Wednesday eve, at the store, we hosted the annual 20 Minute Challenge. This event takes place at every Running Room location, and the purpose is to encourage anyone and everyone in the community to come out and be active in a fun environment for 20 minutes. As an added incentive, every participant receives a free ball cap!
The hat giveaway is a tradition, too – each year, it’s a different colour:
We had a very H O T evening in Waterloo for our 20 Minute Challenge, but we still had over 150 partipants of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed milling about the store while they cooled down, drinking juice boxes and munching on fruit snacks which were kindly supplied by SunRype. It was a good time!
A few days later, a young mom and her two children (ages four and two) came into the store, one morning. The little boy shyly handed me this piece of paper:
The words read: “Dear Running Room….thank you for the hat and juice box,” and it’s signed by Liam and Zoe.
I was really touched by this gesture. First, that the mom would take the time to drop by the store with her children. Second, what a great idea to take the 20 Minute Challenge event, and use it as an opportunity to teach the children about saying thank you. The whole scenario is a wonderful example of how it doesn’t take a lot of time, effort or money to thank someone/an organization. So, thank YOU Liam and Zoe for making our day!
Here’s your useless information tidbit for the day…
…which is also known as The Cliff Claven Daily Moment!
I heard on the radio that Google (at least, I believe it was Google, don’t quote me on this) recently banned two passwords for its users.
Care to make any guesses as to what they were??
I won’t leave you hanging at all, today. Time is money.
#1 – 123456 – ie. a simple string of numbers
#2 – password – ie. typing “password” for your password!
Now, I’ve never used either of those as my personal passwords. But, I do confess that I have a basic, standard password with a couple of variations to it, that I always use. And, I have a written master list of usernames and passwords for all my different online accounts. I know you’re not supposed to write these things down, but for those times when
my mind is a sieve I draw a blank, it’s handy to have a reference sheet!
Passwords: are all of yours unique? Do you write them down somewhere? Creating passwords is getting more and more complex! Often, you have to have a combo of letters + numbers. One account I have, I even had to add an exclamation mark (!) to my usual password because you needed to have a symbol included. Now, when I use that password, I have to laugh because it looks like I’m so excited to access my account! [Unfortunately, it's a bill-paying one!]
Yippee! Yesterday, Angela of Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat tagged me to participate in the 7 Links blog game! So, now, instead of feeling guilty for jumping onboard and crashing the party uninvited, I am pretending I was just early to the occasion! Thanks, Angela!