So.. I’ve been working at this software company for a while now. We make accounting software so it’s a pretty good fit. Except, since when I started here I was going to school locally and not thru my distance program I was part time. So, I took a job for which I am super overqualified.
Well, an internal posting came out last week for a much more professional role so I decided to apply for it. I’ve had two interviews for it. I’m not sure I’m going to get it, but something fabulous did come out of this.
I met with the president of the company today for an “interview”. Which turned out to not so much be an interview. We chatted for a while about my goals and what I want to do. It basically boiled down to this:
He feels I am an underutilized resource (I am). He wants to move me out of my current role, he just wants to make sure where he moves me I will be happy. We spoke about ultimately possibly putting me in a management role. We also spoke about the possibility of putting me in a newly created position. I mentioned a goal of corporate wellness way down the road, it wasn’t shot down entirely.
This meeting could not have gone better, I am dying to get out of my current role.
Operation move more and lean out for summer is in full swing.
I’m finally getting back on track. I did a double today. Catching up on Outlaw this morning with Monday’s programming and then going to regular class this evening. Everything felt pretty good except for the handstand pushups tonight. The last two rounds I could only get 2.
I coached 5:30am and stayed and did the Outlaw stuff afterwards. No more going back to bed after that class for me. I was super productive this morning and felt better all day. My diet was on point today and I had time to get dinner in the crock pot before work.
After work and before I went back to the gym I walked the pup on the trail for a few miles. Pretty excited to see Spring had sprung and to bring home a tired pooch!
My training has been so sporadic lately, I resolved that this week I would get back into it. And, that this week I would start following Outlaw. I started this morning and everything felt heavy and I felt slow. I was 50# under by 1RM deadlift and 6 seconds slower than my 500m Row PR. I wanted to punch things and cry…
Texted my coach, got this awesome response.
Some days just suck, it happens to everyone. Move on and get back at it. I’m going to get back to blogging about it, I think it keeps my training focused.
Also, (no excuses but..) I was super exhausted and there’s a pretty good chance I’ve had mono for the last month. The guy I’m dating got his bloodwork back last week and he has it. I never go to the doctor, but I was sick first. The week before my birthday I had some serious mono like symptoms. I’ve just assumed this exhaustion was due to a hectic schedule, but looking back mono makes perfect sense. Which also means I had mono for the entire open… no wonder every WOD felt extra awful.
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My brother showed me this over the weekend. Perfectly sums up the “what are you training for” question. Sometimes as CrossFitters we get so hung up on the gym and our lifts and our times that we forget why we are really there.
I don’t write much anymore. Sorry, friends.
But, here’s what’s going on:
1) I moved out. I’m an adult again. It’s actually kind of weird living alone again, but I’m loving it. I’m only 3 minutes from the gym now!!
2) Almost done with my first semester at the University of Alabama. Online school is harder than I thought, it’s really testing my time management skills. Between a full time job, full time school, coaching at the gym and trying to keep up with my own training life is crazy.
3) Which brings me to my next point, CrossFit… my training has fallen off dramatically. I’m super disappointed with this Open but I have to keep reminding myself how inconsistent my training has been for the last year.
4) I’m 30. Whoa.
5) I’m dating someone I actually like. It’s been a few months and it’s going pretty well. He’s not a CrossFitter, but he’s starting to get very CrossFit curious. ;) (This is the thing I was holding back in my last post, but people know about him now.. so you can know too.)
So that’s my life right now. Super exciting, I know you all have been on the edge of your seats waiting for this.