Ok, so that first part of the post title is a lie, and the second part is true. I wouldn’t say I love running. But there are things that I like about it, so that’s what motivates me to keep coming back to it after periods away. One of those motivators is that my new job makes it very convenient for me to fit it in my schedule…that’s right, I have another new job!
If you’ve been reading my blog, you know my hubby’s career has us moving around the country right now, and so while we’re in Colorado, I decided that it would be best to pursue a few different part-time opportunties rather then just dive back in to another full-time job. I feel like I’ve got a million different ideas in my head of things I’m interested in or would like to pursue for a potential career. However, in the meantime I’ve had these part-time projects fall in to my lap, so that’s what I’m doing for the time being. I am still working at the travel store two days a week, but my new job is working with another company in Boulder that manufactures instrumentation for solar panels. Sounds riveting right? I know, not really (at all). However, they need some additional sales and marketing support for the next few months, and the things they need help on are extremely similar to what I did for the biotech company I worked for back in Ann Arbor, Michigan. So I’m going to be working with them the other three days out of the week that I’m not at the travel store. Aka I’m back to working full-time…which is a good thing for me…for right now…because as much as I love starting at Lola, that pays me $0/hr, and I’d really rather be out doing something than just sitting at home!
So while I won’t bore you with the details of what I’m doing at work, what’s great about my new company is that they are very accepting of their employees need to stay active, and it’s totally acceptable to workout during your lunch hour. The office sits right near a bunch of beautiful running trails, and so I’ve gone running (or running/walking…it’s actually really hot in Colorado this week!) at lunch every day this week (well, I haven’t gone today yet but I’m going to)! It’s great to get up and move around in the middle of the day, and there’s even a shower in the bathroom at the office which makes it super convenient. I still haven’t joined a gym here in Colorado and I’ve been doing a combination of yoga, weights and light cardio at my apartment gym, hiking, and running (very sporadically) to stay active. However, I’ve decided that it’s time to change things up and make running a bigger part my routine for the next few months. I’m still planning on continuing to cross-train with other activities, however, I’d really like to consistently run at least 3 days a week.
In order to stick to this fall commitment, I decided to sign up for a race! Woo! Earlier this week I signed up for the Longmont Turkey Trot 10K, which takes place in mid-November. I’d ultimately like to do a half-marathon or marathon one day, however, I know that right now I just don’t have the time. I thought that a 10K would be a good distance to start with to challenge myself (the farthest I’ve ever raced has been a 5K), but not get too overwhelmed. So I’m announcing it to you, all my friends in the blogosphere, in order to hold myself accountable and I’m actually really excited about having a goal to train for!