My interview went fantastic! Despite my best efforts to stay low key about it, I am very hopeful and excited for the possibility. They said that as soon as I walked out on Tuesday last week, that they knew they wanted me back for a 2nd interview. I will know by next week. I might be devastated if I don’t get it, but I guess that is the risk to take in feeling the hope. Besides, I am not so good at stuffing my emotions like I once was. I am finding it far more painful to stuff them than to simply allow them to be. Weird, eh? (yeah I live close to Canada and intentionally say, eh…as opposed to “huh”.) It used to be nothing to stuff them. In fact, I did it without knowing I was stuffing them.
In other news, I am struggling with getting out there and being focused on my running. Sure part of me is just excited to ride a lot before it gets too cold to, but I can’t neglect the running either. So, I think I am going to do a 5 K race on Oct 4th. That will get me motivated to run, knowing that I can do a 5 K so there is no excuse to not run the whole thing.
Then, here is the big declaration! I am going to do a 10K on Thanksgiving Day. A local bank sponsors the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot which precedes the Thanksgiving Day Parade! I am gonna do it! Then for the first time in my life, despite growing up in the Detroit area, I am going to watch the parade live and in person!! Perhaps I will get my brother and nephew to run the 5K together!
I have no idea what it will take to train for a 10K. I wonder if I can even do it…and yet I know I will do whatever it takes to do my best. Is it just more of the same…running lots and all the time? Is it speed/sprint stuff? Jason!!! Would love your thoughts on this since you run Ultra’s!! I know a 10K is nothing to you, but hey…you started at this level at some time in your running madness!!