Happy Saturday, friends–and woohoo for the weekend! Any big plans? First, I have to thank you for your thoughtful and amazing comments on my Nautica South Beach recap. You know how to make a girl feel loved! Since coming home Monday, I’ve been bouncing around all over the place, trying to play catch up, which means this post has virtually no structure. Have to go with the flow, right?
1. You don’t want to know what I would do to be back in Miami right now. I would do the race again in a heartbeat—and partake in the post-race festivities.
Just taking over the hotel pool. Hey, carbo-reloading while floating in a water sounds like legitimate recovery, right?
2. Post-SoBe, my Full Throttle Endurance workouts have been a little easier this week: low-key tempo work Tuesday and recovery indoor cycling session Wednesday. However, I totally attacked the water during Friday’s swim, and not to jinx myself, but things technique wise seem to be clicking. Like really clicking—guess who will be in the fast lane number one next week? Woohoo for progress!
3. This Facebook update from Brooklyn Cupcake totally made my Friday.
4. And the big news: I got a part-time job at JackRabbit, a New York City fitness store that specializes in all things running, biking, swimming, triathloning, and yoga-ing.
I actually held off on going public with this update for a while (shocker!) because I wanted to make sure it was A-OK with the company for me to mention this news. You know how much I love JRab—remember when I went to the Craig Alexander event and bought my Saucony running sneakers?—so applying for a position seemed like a no-brainer. Plus, since my current internship is part-time (and ends in May), I needed to make moves and lock down a steady paycheck. (Although it’s entirely possible my paycheck will go directly back to JRab—how can I say no to new gear at an employee discount?) Anyway, Friday was my first day, and it was great! My coworkers are so awesome and friendly; I mean, they’re all runners and triathletes, so that’s not really a surprise. And yes, there’s a learning curve, so even though I have to digest a lot of information regarding specific product features and general retail protocol, I’ve been around athletic apparel and bought enough gear over the years to know a lot about it. And I feel very confident talking to customers about their fitness goals and figuring out which products they need. I’ll definitely blog more about my experience as I gain–ya know–more experience.
Have you worked in retail? What did you think?