Friday, yesterday, was a pretty sweet day. A long day, but not a bad day…..
Began with me opening our Running Room. The boss is away, we don’t have a lot of staff, and I like getting in early, before I really need to be, so I can get everything I need to and/or want to do done.
It’s just catching the paperwork, cleaning the store, organizing, mop the floor, dust…shuffle some of the apparel, see what’s new…I like putting the brightest stuff up front……and then you record a bit for Facebook, cause some stuff is on sale, we have a lot of cool stuff….so let’s go live!
And then comes the co-worker, and customers.
That makes our store rock!……..I love that part..yes, we get the tire kickers that just want to look…but yesterday, well, the day before a race brings in those looking for nutrition and hydration….and a few weeks before Ironman Canada in Penticton..so folks gathering up what they need, and chatting, and me asking why I’m not going?….I’ve been, but it’s been a while
Could I go back?…..not sure, it would kind of nice…I just have to start training more when I have time…
Then, yes, when the store closed, the fun began….our Friday Run Club begins…..so a great way to say good night…..
A good day, a regular day for this retired guy….our Running Room, my happy place…I get to talk running, racing, shoes, and then run……the way life should be
in October…I’ve done it before, I’m pretty sure I can again….I have a few 10Ks before then…..
My main goal, as always…to get myself back to where as I was a 50 year old….so 13 years ago…..
It’s now August 1st……..I turn 64 on January 1st 2023……
I love what I do…I instruct Run Clinics….right now everything is pretty much virtual…but still love that…I don’t know how many clinics I’ve taken on since 2016, but I just divide my life into 10 and 18 week sessions……I like to share, and I have the experience…
I’d like to become certified as something…maybe enough to lead a spin class…..I’m currently working on that..there’s a lot to learn certainly, but why not, I’m retired, I’ve got some free time…
As that, as an instructor, leading run clubs…yes, some personal trainers feel they need to be the best of the best, and maybe their clients expect that….but, well, my best half marathon time was 1:51 about 22 years ago
My best full marathon was I think 4:04..so I’m not a rock star…more mid pack…..but I know what to do, what needs to be done, how to get to wherever anyone needs to go…the best hockey coach wasn’t the best hockey coach right…..
so pretty much have been there and done all that…….am trying to figure out what those shoes are?
So that’s me…all about me……kind of love where I am right now…at 63…but well, 69 days until the Victoria Half Marathon…time to get serious?