1. I have been running with a small group of women a few times now. I’m coaching them to a strong finish in a local 5k. I’ve discovered that I absolutely love running with new runners. For most of my running friends, finishing a three mile run is no big deal and a lot of times we finish it thinking we could have run faster. Seeing how proud these women are of just finishing reminds me of what running is all about. It has strengthened my desire to make coaching “newbies” my new career.
2. I am no longer writing the Metro DC Mom blog. For a various reasons, the project has been canceled. While I did enjoy the experience, I’m actually kind of relieved. It was getting difficult to maintain two blogs and actually participate in the blog world. I missed having time to actually read everyone’s blogs on a regular basis. I’m also looking forward to having more free time as I begin my pursuit of NASM certification.
3. Sometimes it amuses me that the most “career applicable” thing that I did in the past was to be manager of my high school track team. I didn’t run, I just liked hanging out with all the runners. I never would have guessed that someday I’d not only be running, but also coaching runners. Only took me a little over 20 years (since high school) to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
Like some others in the blogosphere, I got the chance to design a bumper sticker over at Build a Sign. Life has been crazy busy and I’m not at all artistic, so Megan was even nice enough to design it for me. She’s offered me 50 to share with you all, so email me at mom2shoo at gmail.com if you want one. (I know SUAR has all the cool spots already…)