Well, so much for being a better blogger. I’m not going to make promises to you or myself I can’t keep…with this new job, I’m not sure how much time I’m going to have to devote to blog reading/commenting/posting. I’ve been good about not spending too much time at work on it and I’d like to keep it that way (for now at least). So please excuse me for the next few weeks if I’m not commenting or posting as much as I used to, I’m still getting adjusted to my job.
On the job front, things are going great!!! Everyone was so friendly my first day and my supervisor took me around and introduced me to every person in my branch. So even if I can’t remember specific names and faces…at least I have an idea of who I’ll be working with on a regular basis. My section or team is taking me out to lunch on Friday so we can get to know each other better.
Plus the work seems somewhat exciting (definitely more exciting than working at my old job). Not only has my direct supervisor (my section chief) been great about checking up on me and seeing if I have any questions but her supervisor (director of my branch) has also checked up on me several times. They are definitely more welcoming than my old job.
On to non-job stuff, I’ve still been getting up at 4:30 to workout. Previously, I would get up and go to the apartment gym and then later in the day run outside at lunch. With my new job, I obviously don’t want to be gone for a huge chunk of the day (for now at least) so I’ve had to combine my running/weights/ellipticalling all into my morning workout. And today, I got up at 4:30 and I ran 5 miles! I’m always scared of running in the dark but I turned my music down on my iPod and ran on the trails near our apartment which are very well lit. I saw bunnies on the trail!! They were so cute! Keep in mind that I live in a very residential, developed area but there were two bunnies sitting by the side of the trail looking like they were just watching the people go by.
I’ve been discouraged with my running lately. I think it was doing two workouts in one day…I’d be so tired by the time I did my run at lunch that I really had to push myself. This morning’s run was fantastic!! Next week I’ll start my half and full marathon training (post to come) so my exercise plan as of now is:
Monday, Friday: workout in gym (weights, elliptical)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: run
Saturday or Sunday: long run
But this mornings run was so great. (This is really cheesy…) In the middle of my run, I thought of how great I felt and my brain thanked my body for getting out of bed and running. It was a really cheesy moment but I felt so glad to be back out there and even though I was tired this morning, I still went and I know I feel so much better because of it.
Anyways, that’s my update for now.