You guys, thank you for your kind comments about my half this past weekend! You all are an integral part of why I blog- I love reading your stories and I love interacting with you all. Thank you for your encouragement, congratulations, and support!
This week… I've been wallowing. No, it's not because of anything running related.
Let’s backtrack a bit. I’ve been working at a publishing house for the entire time I’ve been here in Charlotte. From day one, my boss told me she was planning on selling the business in the coming years. Well, in December of ’11 the papers were signed, in January of ‘12 the company moved, and in February… my job ceased to exist.
I was actually very calm through the process, knowing that the time was finally right for me to pursue my dream of becoming a military musician. Two weeks ago, I took an audition with the Navy and nailed it.
I got a phone call on Monday with good news and bad news.
The good news? They like me and really want me.
The bad news? There aren't any spots open. At least, now right now.
Do you know how frustrating it is to know you’re qualified for a job that doesn’t exist for you right now?
So now I'm on a wait list- as soon as a spot opens up they'll call me. It could be 6 weeks or it could be 3 months (or longer). I can't really get a job during the wait because I can't guarantee an employer I'll be around long enough to make it worth it.
So I did what any sane person would do: found another 50k and a marathon to sign up and train for. I figure- I’ve got enough time on my hands to train and I'm in half decent shape, so why not? And at least it will give me something to do with myself.
I'm one of those people that needs to have a plan, I live to be busy. I need to keep myself occupied during this time of waiting, so knowing I have goals to work towards gives me… a purpose.
So this is my race schedule for the next 2 months:
am- Angels 5k
pm- Leprechaun 8k
Pawz to Run 10k (or maybe 5k, depending on how the previous weekend goes)
New River Marathon (the elevation chart is in kilometers... and that scares me a little)
What's on your race plate?
Do you want to run any of these with me? You get free room and board while you're here =)