Hiya, friends! I feel like I haven’t talked to you in forever! As you can tell from my absence, it’s been a busy week, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Here are some highlights:
1. Hello, Saucony Kinvara 3’s!
These new sneakers carried me through two runs this week: Wednesday’s run off the bike and today’s speedwork. I’m tempted to #shoegeek out and share the details, but I’ll spare you. (Unless you come to the store for a shoe fit, then all bets are off!) I will say, though, it’s an extremely light and comfortable shoe, and I plan to use it for speedwork and racing only. On a related note, does anyone know if Lock Laces come in orange?
2. Speaking of racing, I officially signed up to volunteer for Ironman Lake Placid in July.
One of my teammates is tackling the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run, so another one of my teammates and I decided make the trip, volunteer at the race, and support him. We also plan to turn it into a fitness-cation of sorts, meaning we’ll bring our wetsuits, bikes, and running shoes. When in Rome Lake Placid …
3. My aunt and uncle sent the sweetest card from our MuckFest MS Mud Run escapades.
In total, our team raised more than $8,300 for the National MS Society. Way to go, Mighty Mucks!
4. And now for the big news—I got my first big-girl job promotion! I’m the new Community Outreach Coordinator for JackRabbit Union Square!
Since day one, this job has really clicked, and I absolutely love it: doing shoe (and wetsuit!) fits, talking about training goals, and helping people discover healthy living. I’m excited to take on more responsibility, and in this position, I’ll be in charge of brainstorming, planning, and organizing community events like yoga classes, informative workshops, and basically getting JackRabbit’s name out there. There are a few ideas I’m kicking around already, and did I say I’m so excited? Oh, and I get a company email address and business cards. Woohoo!
Tell me about your first job that clicked. Did you love it immediately, or did you grow to enjoy it?