Monday, November 21, 2011
I try to keep my blogs positive and upbeat but I am human. I have rough spots, too.
Okay... I was going to tell all about my weekend.. how I broke up with my friends with benefits, how I am having doubt about that, how this other guy who called me baby girl (I am NO one's baby girl!) cannot leave me alone, how one of my guy friends is treating me like crap, and I am not sure how I can consider him a friend anymore.
But, I just don't have the energy. Why do you ask?
Today, I checked my bank account to see if one of my debts took out their money yet. Oh yeah they did! TWICE! This made my account overdraft. PERFECT! Trying to be calm, I called the company. Of course, they put you on hold. When I do finally talk to them, they told me how they knew and they hope to get it back into a few days!
So, right now, my account in over drafted, I cannot go home because I only have a 1/4 tank of gas. And, this company doesn't seem to be too much in a hurry. Like, no big deal! No, it IS a big deal!
I called my parents and they weren't home. They are probably in town grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. So, once they get home, they will call me. I will have to ask them for money to cover my account. IF they borrow me the money, they will have to drive 20 minutes back into town. Hopefully, they can borrow me the money. Even so, hopefully, it can be applied to my account by Wednesday.
So, this was the cherry on top of this terrible weekend. I am skipping class to work on homework and just to reset myself. The bank did say they could adavit the company to basically give me MY money back to me. It would be a few days but it's comforting to know companies cannot just take my money.
Hope everyone's week started out better than mine!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Yesterday, I blogged about an exciting internship opportunity with the Y, I am employed with. Everyone was excited.. my boss, another supervisor, Tara, me... until I talked to my advisor about it. Apparently, I have to have all my coursework done, no ifs, ands, buts. No way around it.. I cannot swap the two semesters.
Mind you, this is the same advisor that doesn't think I should apply to Cooper Institute in Texas. Cooper is one of the founding fathers of Exercise Science but he doesn't think I should apply. Um, why not?! Shoot for the stars, land on the moon?
Man, I feel so disappointed..
On the positive side, Tara, the supervisor, said I could probably do it anyhow. Meaning, I will be a paid running coach so that's exciting. It also sounds like I can do the same type of internship in the Fall 2012 if the program works out.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
WOW! What a day!
Yesterday, I started looking for an internship and announced it to the world on Facebook. A supervisor from work is on my supervisor and she replied with "I know of a place and a staff that would love to have you. No pressure ;)"
Today before I even got to punch in, she suggested we talk private. We talked about an internship with the Y that I have working at for the last year.
Basically, I would help plan, and implement a running program for people wanting to running a 5K, half marathon or full marathon. I would be working with two personal trainers who are experienced runners which could be a great learning experience. In addition to that, I would help with Y events such as the Couch Potato Triathlon (April) and 5K Run/Walk (June) which is put on by the Y!
The drawback is that I am supposed to do my internship in Fall 2012 but tomorrow I am going to see if I can speak with my advisor about switching it to Spring 2012 than finishing my classes the following semester. I really want to do this.. even if my advisor doesn't let me, I am thinking the Y might pay me. Apparently, they have had me in mind from the get go!
This is a great opportunity which align with my personal and professional goals.
Besides being tackled with this at work, a co-worker brought me a mocha cappuccino and later on gave me new jeans!
Oh! Also, I am going to the movies with a friend and he is paying for ME!
And.. a different guy asked me for my number.
My head is still spinning with all this goodness..
Saturday, November 12, 2011
In the last few weeks, I have fell off the wagon. With my staff supervisor approaching me about the possibility of leading the 5K running group in the near future, I knew I had to get on back to running!
Part of my issue has been if I miss a run on Tuesday I feel like I cannot run on Wednesday because of the planned Thursday's run. Anywho, I decide it is okay for ME to run two days in a row. I plan to be very tentative to my body!
Anyhow, today I went running OUTSIDE! It was in the 50s and that is beautiful weather for November in Wisconsin! The first mile or so, I didn't even use my Ipod but rather just enjoyed . It was wondering. Than, a Y member pulled up next to me and was joking with me. He drove off. Eventually, I knew I had to turn around but I kept pushing it.
When I was almost to the end of the road, I felt my pace pick up. That's what I love about running outside. You can pick up or slow down with out adjust the ground below you (i.e.: the treadmill) or worry about others noticing. You see, I felt like I was trucking so I thought so until another runner breezed by me. Okay, maybe, I wasn't running 8 min/pace but I still felt I was "fast".
In the end, I did 4.56 miles in around a hour!
Now, out to eat for chinese... yum, yum!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
As graduation is getting closer, I feel like my life is coming together.
Currently, I work at the Y and am coming up on working there for a year. Honestly, I love it! Apparently, it shows as well because I do a good job and my boss has been noticing. This week my boss, Shelley, has been giving me more responsibilities. This is good and bad.
In addition to having more responsibilities, a staff supervisor approached me about leading a group run in the future.
A few months back, I introduced the idea of having a beginner's 5K program for members to my boss. They tested it out. Apparently, it went well because it sounds like we are now going to have a program for training at all levels - 5K to marathon. A staff supervisor approached me about leading the group for 5K runners! How exciting!
This wouldn't happen for a while but this would be a great step for me! In the future, I want to be a running coach.
While discussing with the staff supervisor about leading the 5K beginner's group, I explained that I was leading the 2nd half of the group fitness the next day. I could see the wheels turning in her head. They used to have a step aerobics class but we no longer have one. You see, she is the Group Fitness Director.
Right now, I feel like it would be awesome to be a personal trainer/group fitness instructor. It's weird because it is like it was just meant to be.
If I didn't have go through this journey, I wouldn't have this passion for fitness and helping others change their lifestyles. I would still would have had a passion to help people but I felt like I would have been lost. But, I got to experience this journey and changing my life for the better. It is something I cannot regret and don't want to take back. I guess sometimes you have you be in a bad place to find something amazing.
Besides this future running lead opportunity, I taught the 2nd half of step aerobics for my group fitness course. Even through I do not like attending group fitness, I had alot of fun leading the class at step aerobics. Next semester, I am required to take a practicum where I put the skills to use. My major has a few majors within it as many do.
With that said, each practicum lab has a lab which is catered more towards a specific major. For example, my major is Exercise Science so the two labs that make the most sense for me is the one I assess the students in the required health class or leading the group fitness group. My professor put me in the group fitness class!
So, basically, next semester I will get paid to run, and I get to work out for my course work. Oh, yeah, I am taking track and field next semester. I better get this butt if I am going to be ready for it next semester, lol!
With the possible opportunities in my life right now, I feel blessed to have this journey and like life is gelling together. Right now, as long as the stars align themselves, I wouldn't mind being a personal trainer/group fitness instructor. Later on, I might want to do something else, but for now, this is what I want.
I might just be on Cloud Nine!
Get An Email Alert Each Time THECRAZYMANGO Posts