#AthlinksIgnited ambassador and Boston-Qualified runner Angelica Bermudez has taken a new route in life, becoming a full time realtor. In her short time on the job, some striking similarities have started to appear. This article originally appeared here
In my last post from a time long ago, I shared the exciting news that I am now a full-time realtor #yay! The past few weeks have found me immersed in all things real estate; it reminded of how I get when I start a new training plan.
When you start a new training plan:
…you write each workout on a calendar
…and cross off each day as you complete it
…you analyze each workout and have no doubts you’ll be able to nail it #igotthis
…you look at each week’s mileage and question if it’s not enough
…you buy new workout clothes because, well, it’s a new training cycle
…every run is exciting because you’ve. got. goals.
Similarly, when you get a new job:
…you start using the fancy calendar in your phone to track your meetings
…and promptly fill it up with events because you need to be at all the things
…you get motivated by all the new, cool stuff you’re learning
…you look at your daily tasks list and triumphantly cross things off as you do them
…you buy new work clothes because you’re #adulting
…every challenge is exciting because you’ve. got. goals.
All this lasts for about a month, right? And then…..
…the novelty wears off and all you really feel is TIRED.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m having a blast learning new things and getting the hang of real estate, but I def feel like this past month has been a bit of a blur. Things are finally beginning to settle down and I’m establishing more of a routine, which is super important to me because I thrive on structure. It’s been tough trying to manage my workouts to fit with my work schedule though, and I’ve had to move things around A LOT, but I’m proud that for the most part, I’ve only been moving and not skipping them.
Summer training was difficult, and now that fall has officially arrived and the weather has at long last shown us good temps, I’ve been able to get some more consistent running in. Of course, all the while, doing this new job thing, lol!!
I’ve got work goals, and I’ve got running goals.
Originally, I had decided to drop out of 3TV Half Marathon, but I’m feeling better about giving a race a shot. So, I’ve decided to give it a go at the 10k! I don’t remember the last time I’ve raced a 10k and I have a feeling it’s going to be painful, but I’m excited that I’m finally excited. I have a goal in mind for this race. You’ll know what it is if I hit it, LOL!! But really, I’m mostly curious to see where I’m at and have a better of idea of my fitness going into Boston Marathon training #omg.
One word: Caffeine
Lots of it. And in different forms. I like to go to the three C’s–Coke, Coffee, and Chocolate
About the Author:
I’m Helly, running realtor in Arizona 🙂 I’m wife to an awesome husband who also runs (yay!) and a mom of two kids ages 5 and 6 (whoa!). I love running and talking about running, so here I am in my own little corner of the blogging world–thanks for visiting!
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