Thursday, October 05, 2006

Changing Times!!!

So my news which I eluded to was that I have a new job. I was fortunate enough to have two very compelling offers and I really stressed myself out trying to pick between them. In the end, life is kind of funny. Back at the end of June when my old company down-sized, a growing company from upstairs took over our old office space when we moved. Well guess where I work now......????

Yup, back in my old office. And no, I did not accept the position just to get my shower back!! I started work Monday and have not showered there yet as I joined a gym 3 miles down the road which totally kicks butt. I am thinking I will let them get to know me a bit before they realize that, yes, I was that crazy running chick they always saw AND also that crazy chick who often rode the motorcyle to the office. They will figure it out soon enough I am sure!!!

So my training you may ask....
Well I have been putting in solid training with my runs. Last Wednesday night was my last New Vision Cycling night for the year as there are no more sessions on account of darkness. I am not sure what I hate more, darkness or cold.

My new gym has a pool. I don't know the distance for sure but it is way way bigger than the 15 yard pool I am used to. Now I just got to get myself motivated to go splash around for a while.

Also new for me, is spinning classses. I had never been to one until this week. However new gym offers them where my old one did not. I really thought I would totally kick butt in this 6AM completely full class. However, it totally kicked my ass. I have never been out of the saddle so much even with all my monster hill experience. I think it rained hard inside the club judging from the puddle under my bike by the time I was done.

At any rate, this new atmosphere has been fun. Over the weekend hit the trails for a muddy, hilly 13 miles. It went pretty well as I am just getting used to dealing with some knee pain.

This weekend I am getting excited to head out to the Akron towpath marathon to do some running and cheer on some friends. Getting so nervous as I am inside of two weeks for Columbus!

Lastly just wanted to send major props to all my local peeps who kicked butt at the Akron marathon in less than ideal conditions!!!


Jodi said...

Spinning class kicks my butt too!

I'm so glad you're coming this weekend. If you want to run with me, I start from Hunt farm. I'm guessing it will be somewhere in the 10:30-11am range when I get moving. We're meeting at Boston Store at 7:30.

See you there! And congrats again on the new job. What a relief! :)


E-Speed said...

congrats on the new job!!!

JenC said...

Congrats on the new job! Hope to see you Sunday!

qcmier said...

If you thought those spinning classes were tough, wait till you try the indoor New Vision Cycling. Bring extra bath sizes towels...

Congrats on the new job.

I'm getting excited for you about C-bus marathon. You're going to do awesome.

Papa Louie said...

Congratulations on your new job. I hope you're happy with it and enjoy the people you're with.
Are you ready for Columbus?

BuckeyeRunner said...

Good luck this weekend in Columbus! It's a great race - you will have a blast. Have fun!

BuckeyeRunner said...

hope everything in columbus went well...looking forward to hearing how you did!