Hello, Friday! Whew, this has been a busy week—lots of working and working out, and this weekend will be more of the same. Fingers crossed New York City doesn’t see another monsoon.
Yep, it absolutely poured yesterday. The streets flooded, and the subway system shut down. At least it wasn’t snow, right?
Anyway, I don’t want to rehash a previous post, but about one year ago, I attended a graduation ceremony that looked like this:
Upstate New York. Four hundred and seventy eight graduates. One diploma.
And Tuesday night, I officially graduated from JackRabbit shoe training! No ceremony this time, but I did receive a swag bag stuffed with goodies.
Just a little different from last year: New York City. Five graduates. One baller goodie bag.
Aside from the freebies—everything from sweat-wicking socks (do not wear cotton ones, friends!) to calf compression sleeves to a Polar heart rate monitor—this loot also means my JRab training has ended. When I first accepted this job, I knew the learning curve would be tough, but manageable, and the company’s training program worked really well. After completing several online training modules, I shadowed some of my coworkers while they did shoe fits. Watching them in action and learning how they select sneakers proved to be really helpful, and I also attended two in-person shoe training classes with our head shoe buyer: one devoted to the biomechanics of running, and another that addressed the construction of running sneakers. In a short period of time, I’ve learned so much about running from a physiological perspective, plus how sneakers work to make the activity enjoyable. And that’s the bottom line: the proper pair will make running much more fun! Speaking of sneakers …
Let’s call this voucher for some free Sauconys (woohoo!) my “diploma,” OK? And maybe this five-plus pounds of nutrition products could be my tassels?
Woohoo for #runnerd goodies!
Have you attended a non-academic “graduation” of sorts?