I am shamelessly stealing this post idea from Erin who does great currently posts.
Life // lately has been a whirlwind, but in a good way. I had some graduate work to finish up and a crazy schedule to juggle. Feels good to wrap up some loose ends but it meant my schedule was not my own and long days.
Career // knew that I wanted to find work at the collegiate level but worried it would take a while. University jobs can be hard to find and competitive to land so I thought that I would even have to consider moving. Lucky for me the stars aligned and a job was posted at University of Colorado that seemed like a great fit. I applied thinking it was a long shot, got a first interview and tried not to get my hopes up, got a second interview and couldn’t help but get my hopes up. I really like all the people I met in my interviews, so I worried it was too good to be true. I waited knowing they were interviewing the other candidates, waited knowing that these things take time, checking references, getting university approval, etc. Exactly two weeks after my second interview I got the call, the job was mine, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Training // has not been as consistent as I would like but that is changing this week. I start official Ironman Canada base training this week, hoping to get some swimbikerun fitness back. My schedule will be evening out and while I won’t have a ton of free time starting a new job but I will have a chance to set up my routine.
Reading // Hal Koerner’s Field Guide to Ultrarunnig, I haven’t gotten very far but it seems like a great intuitive, practical book.
Also I am reading Girl on the Train, I haven’t finished it yet so don’t tell me anything!Watching // The Killing, it’s so addicting! And the new season of the Bachelor, it’s so trashy I know but it makes the time go by on the trainer.
So that’s January, I can’t believe it’s almost over!
Congratulations on your new job opportunity at the University of Colorado. Can I ask what your position is? Working at a University is so rewarding – I’m so happy for you!!
YAY for officially jumping into IM training mode. Great timing as we are about six months out! One of my friends recommended The Killing. What is it about?
Thanks Kristen, I will be working as an academic advisor.
I can’t believe that IM Canada is only 6 months away, seems so close!
The killing is great, it follows murder investigations so it’s a little dark but it’s addictive. Good way to pass the time on the trainer =)
Big congrats on landing that gig… sounds like a great fit for you! Yes for IM Canada training! And, I’ve heard The Girl on the Train is excellent… it’s on my list, too 🙂 Thanks for the shout-out, Beth!