I just started the best job ever. I'm working at a running store.
Not just any running store. Charm City Run, the best running store. They fitted me for my first pair of non - Target running shoes, I trained for my first marathon (and several others) using their training program, and I've been pretty much singing their praises since I first walked in the door. So, I'm pretty excited to be working there.
It's not really a summer job, even though I'll be working a lot more in the summer. I plan on staying as long as they'll let me.
I actually got a phone call about the job Monday morning, but I'm weird and superstitious and was paranoid about triumphantly putting it on the blog until I officially went in and signed on the dotted line. Which I did last night.
All I did was train on using the register, but it was still super exciting. Plus, the two guys I worked with are both doing JFK! They are the first people I've met in real life who will be doing it this year, so we can all commiserate on training.
Since most of my readers are runners, your mind probably immediately went to the same place mine first did: THE DISCOUNT. The discount is sweet, and I am going to constantly need to remind myself that my goal is to end up with more money, not less money. Just a few doors down is a self - serve frozen yogurt place, which is also out to sabotage my goal.
Tonight, Ashley is coming up from DC for a slumber party! Technically, the real reason is to run the Baltimore Ten Miler in the morning.
This is my third year running this race, which is odd, because it's super hot and humid and the last two miles are straight up brutal hills. But for some reason, I love it, and so does every other runner in Baltimore. Pretty much all my running friends will be there.
|Two years ago it was on my birthday, and my sister ran with it me.|
|Last year it was Eric's first long race!|
I don't really know if I have a specific goal for this race. I PR'd in the ten mile distance in April, so it's pretty tempting to just rest on my laurels, especially since this race is so much hillier than that one. And because I have done one speedwork session since February. Also, I've been triathlon training, and running significantly less mileage. So I guess the plan is just show up, run as fast as I can, and see what happens.
Do you always go into a race with a specific goal?
Do you think you'd be able to take home any of your paycheck working at a running store?