Whoops I skipped a week….
Last week was…..let’s just say, not my week. It wasn’t fun. I don’t want to be super elusive about it, but I also don’t want to say much about it either. Let’s just go with: last week was that moment in a chick flick that you get sad and feel sorry for the main character, but you know that, since it’s a movie, something good is going to happen soon and you’re sure there’s a happy ending. Yeah, I like leaving it at that. I’m a pretty resilient person and don’t dwell long at all.
The GOOD part of last week was that I started school!!! Ladies and gentlemen, in about six months of time, I will be a certified personal trainer. Yep yep! It’s only been a week, and I’ve already learned a lot.
I was on the fence, rocking back and forth for a long time, and finally, Sunday before classes started, I decided to just go with it. Seem’s pretty ridiculous when you think about it: signing up for a program the day it starts, but it was a big decision. If you know me at all, I hate make decisions, especially big ones. Never mind trying to get me to decide where to eat. I’m a worrier, and I ponder every possible outcome. Fortunately, every possible outcome I could think of with starting this program turned out well! So, I was able to bring both feet to one side of the fence.
But making a last minute decision did put me behind on figuring out how I was actually going to pay for all this school, but, meh, it’s only money, I’ll figure it out….hopefully.
Classes are good so far; I’ve already learned a lot! I also have a friend that I met up at CSU in the program with me, so that’s comforting and nice to know someone and be in the exact same boat (school, job, and finances wise). And at least I’ll have a study buddy! Everyone else in the program is really nice, and there’s only one or two annoying “know-it-alls” that take up way to much of my class time asking questions/stating their options -> If you’re already a trainer…why are you wasting my time – sit down and listen, please!
Anyway, I hope things are starting to settle down, I’m still looking for a second part time job to make finances work, but I’m sure something will come along. I do enjoy my job at Dick’s. Who would have thought I’d be fantastic at selling shoes!? Especially someone like me who has a foot phobia (hint: I use a lot of hand sanitizer; more than I did in the vet tech world!). It’s actually more fun than I thought it would be, even if it doesn’t pay too incredibly well.
Let’s see…I covered relationships, school, work….oh yeah…the theme of my blog: Running! Oh man, guys, I’m still having a hard time motivating myself to run. I went for a 4 mile run last week. It felt fantastic, but it just wasn’t enough to strike up my running fever. I think I need to pick a race to train for. And new shoes (do you know how hard it is to work with beautiful running shoes!?! Every time I work I’m like, “i want this and that and this one and that one…it’s awful). So, whether it’s the next marathon I decided to try for or just a half marathon before, I need a race to motivate me to run right now. I haven’t had the mindset lately to search for races, though. I definitely have a huge “to do” list in general.
I’ll leave you with this fun picture; one of the benefits of working in shoes is once a product campaign is over, I get to go home with cool paraphernalia: